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Ladies and gentlemen: your number 1 number 1. Yeup, you voted Rage Against The Machine's anti-authoritarian anthem to the top spot by a sizeable margin - with approximately 26% of the vote. In the words of Tiny Tim, then: “God bless Jon and Tracy Morter”.
The aforementioned Morters were the instigators of the campaign that took the single to the top of the UK charts in December 2009. Following four successive years of X Factor winners' tunes hogging the seasonal top spot, the Morters decided to do take action to prevent a fifth, starting with a Facebook group and ending with a 40,000 capacity free gig in London's Finsbury Park and £162,000 raised for charity.
Not to mention a UK Christmas number 1 that ended with the naughty but nice chant of “Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me.”
Of course, Rage Against The Machine themselves were thoroughly enjoying the whole thing, with guitarist Tom Morello describing it to BBC Radio 5 Live as “a wonderful does of anarchy” before he and the band duly supplied their own dose of anarchy later on in the show, playing an uncensored version of the hit to a slightly stunned Nicky Campbell. We're not entirely sure what the BBC were expecting of the situation, to be honest.
Similar campaigns have popped up since, but none have had the poignancy, gravitas or obstinate sense of humour of the Christmas number one battle of 2009.