The Battle Over Christmas
Swords are drawn as Christmas approaches, the traditional battle to be top of the charts this week rages on. In a repeat attempt to topple the usual X Factor Christmas single, the music fan who supported Rage Against The Machine's single "Killing In The Name" to number one in 2009, beating X Factor's Joe Mcelderry, has publicised the re-release of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in the hopes that the public will vote against this year's X Factor winners, Little Mix.
The X Factor Overthrow
X Factor claimed Christmas number one for 4 years running from 2005-2008, before being knocked off its pedestal in 2009 by Rage Against the Machine, then returning in 2010 with Matt Cardle's "When We Collide". The glamorous 'Little Mix' girls were this year’s hopefuls, but X factor isn't the only competition they have this year.
Along with Little Mix, Nirvana have to compete against the music single produced by the Military Wives, spouse of servicemen currently fighting for Britain, with their single "Wherever You Are". It has become the fastest selling single in 6 years, flying off the shelves (or out of iTunes is a more appropriate phrase) at a ratio of 100:1 versus Little Mix's single "Cannonball".
I wish I could say I was born in a year of great music, but as the Christmas number one in 1993 was Mr Blobby with "Mr Blobby", I'm quite glad that I was only 3 months old. The only year that possibly comes close to that amount of cheese is the millennium, with Bob the Builder's chart topping 2000 single "Can We Fix It?". I personally hope that the Military Wives go to number one this year. Their cause is a great one and all of the proceeds are going to charity. Spare a thought for them and their partners, and of course anyone whose spouse are out fighting this Christmas.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, from everyone here at AC Silver.