Rage Against The Machine Still Ahead of Joe

December 17, 2009 by  
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rage_against_the_machineRecent figures shoe that the race for Christmas no1 will be closer than ever this year after it emerged that Joe McElderry has slipped behind Rage Against The Machine in the charts.

The latest information shows that the 18-year-old’s single The Climb has sold 77,401 downloads while the US band’s Killing In The Name is on 83,276.

The militant rock-rappers song reached no25 in 1993, but has taken the lead in the wake of a Facebook campaign to beat Simon Cowell to top spot.

But the Geordie could soon close the gap as his CD single hit shops yesterday.

Gennaro Castaldo, of music chain HMV, told The Sun: “Rage has taken a slight lead, as you’d expect given the size of the Facebook campaign.”

“But we believe Joe’s cover of The Climb will come storming back over the next few days. Chances are that the best part of half a million copies of the X Factor single will be sold over the rest of this week.

“So unless something remarkable happens and the campaign takes off among the wider public, we think it remains a near certainty that Joe will go on to land the Christmas No1.”

Oh well…