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December 20, 2009 12:15 PM   Subscribe

"Killing in the Name" wins Christmas chart battle [More here] Depending on your view, the Rage victory was either a delicious dismantling of the X Factor Christmas No 1 juggernaut or a cynical assault on the festive charts.

Killing In The Name, an expletive-heavy rock song first released in 1992 by the Californian rock band Rage Against the Machine, won the battle for Christmas top spot on the basis of downloads only. It sold about 500,000 copies last week, about 50,000 more than The Climb, McElderry's earnest ballad.

The shock result comes after a Facebook campaign was launched to stop the X Factor's yuletide monopoly.

However, Sony may be the ultimate winner in rage against the X Factor machine on music.
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