'Killing In The Name' provisionally on top in Christmas chart battle
The song, currently the subject of a Facebook campaign to get it to the top spot ahead of The X Factor winner McElderry, had sold 253,476 copies as of the end of yesterday (December 16). ‘The Climb’ had sold 216,795.
‘The Climb’, however, had its physical release yesterday, which is expected to swell its sales in the second half of the week.
Rage Against The Machine have also shot to the top of the mid-week album download chart, this week selling 6,055 download copies of their 1992 self-titled album, which features ‘Killing In The Name’.
Simon Cowell has slammed the campaign, calling it “stupid”, “cynical” and “very Scrooge“.
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