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    So who will be Christmas number 1?

    I heard about the whole 'buy Rage Against the Machine and stop X Factor being Number 1' thing a while ago but didn't think it would work out, now the news are reporting that RATM has overtaken Joe McElderrey's song by over 10% and the bookies have all reopened the books for Xmas number 1.

    I've just been on Amazon and bought RATM for 29p just to see if we can get it to number one, it would be great to see Simon's reaction! He's calling the whole thing 'stupid' at the moment lol.

    Anyway, who do you think will pip to the Number 1 post?

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    Gotta be over 40p I think to count towards the chart???

    Amazon doesn't count towards the chart.

    i thought if you bought a tune it had to be over 40p before it counted towards the charts ???

    Edit - same as above but too slow !!!

    Don't think it counts if it's under 50p iirc.

    Would have thought X Factor will win through

    Original Poster

    ah fair enough will buy from itunes lol, good info tho!

    eithe way the record co. is laughing all the way to the bank as they are both on the same label !

    someone has just posted that the Rage song has beaton the X factor song so far

    Joe's still no.1 on iTunes chart. The CD single is released tomorrow, so all the housewifes will be buying it then

    Original Poster

    I still think X Factor will pip it as the CD comes out tomorrow so will gather lots more sales then.

    Just like the sense of competition!

    J_B;7234440

    Gotta be over 40p I think to count towards the chart???



    Thats a myth according to Martin on GMTV :-D

    CD singles? Madness i tell you, where do they sell those!?!!?!!

    J_B;7234488

    Joe's still no.1 on iTunes chart. The CD single is released tomorrow, so … Joe's still no.1 on iTunes chart. The CD single is released tomorrow, so all the housewifes will be buying it then



    and all the young confused boys:whistling:

    bossyboots;7234543

    and all the young confused boys:whistling:



    Ha:-D

    I love the RATM song but i think this is all a bit silly!

    Looks like the 29p tracks do count!!!

    Amazon.co.uk Music Team says:We can confirm that sales of MP3s from … Amazon.co.uk Music Team says:We can confirm that sales of MP3s from Amazon.co.uk, including "The Climb" by Joe McElderry and "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against The Machine, count towards the Official UK Charts.



    The Official Singles Chart Rules do not specify a minimum retail selling … The Official Singles Chart Rules do not specify a minimum retail selling price for the sale of a single to be eligible for inclusion in the Official Singles Chart, however they do specify a minimum published dealer price. This does not affect the ability of a retailer to carry out price promotions and any genuine consumer purchases made as a result of a retailer promotion will be eligible as long as the single meets all other applicable chart rules.

    I would rather see something other than x factor be number 1 at xmas but when the choice is Joe or Rage Against The Machine, I'd be happier with Joe at number 1.
    Now if Jedward had released 'Let's Get Ready to Rumble' ........

    I would like something other than the X factor song to be No 1, not too keen on the X factor song or the RATM song!

    Original Poster

    I think Joe's song is ok, and I like him as a person, I just think it's a little unfair how Cowell storms the charts with his protege's turning the Christmas Number 1, which used to be prestigious, into a 'sure thing' for the X Factor winner.

    I wouldn't mind at all if they released the song at a different time of year, it's just the Christmas Number 1 should be truly competitive for all acts releasing songs that week in my view.


    I can just see 'Magic' the Music channel covering the Xmas Number ones of the noughties and it'll be x-fac, x-fac, x-fac, yawn!

    I love RATM, i personally would have gone for "wake up" rather than kitno, but, as its xmas, i would have rather it be Slade's Xmas song, and again next year, and next year, lol. just to send a msg to the people that put xfactor on tv, that some of us are fed up with this stuff rammed down our throats every year.

    Banned

    they saying amazon does count but are they making a loss on every 1 sold as the dealer price isnt supposed to be below 32pence......??? yet they are selling for 29p

    if this is incorrect taken from the site.....what are the rules exactly?

    Digital Minimum Dealer Price £0.40p : Only tracks with a minimum PPD of 40 pence or more shall be eligible for the Official Singles Chart. In the event that a record company has an alternative business model
    for the sale of downloads (i.e., one not based on a published dealer price), the price charged to the online digital retailer should not be less than 32 pence per track. OCC will monitor sales to ensure they are
    'genuine sales'. Where OCC judges sales not to be genuine, they may be excluded from the chart at OCC's absolute discretion.

    Joe's song is a cover? I'd be ashamed of myself if the christmas no 1 I achieved was a cover, shows no talent if you ask me anyone can sing but making lyrics?

    The x Factor christmas songs are always bloody pants... total crap. doesn't deserve number 1.. Go rage against the machine! lol

    Jed Maxwell;7235413

    The x Factor christmas songs are always bloody pants... total crap. … The x Factor christmas songs are always bloody pants... total crap. doesn't deserve number 1.. Go rage against the machine! lol



    oh god.. I realised what i said.. No pictures of bloody pants please.

    Jed Maxwell;7235421

    oh god.. I realised what i said.. No pictures of bloody pants please.


    Yes its supposed to be the time of the year not the time of the month

    richp;7234475

    eithe way the record co. is laughing all the way to the bank as they are … eithe way the record co. is laughing all the way to the bank as they are both on the same label !



    oo i didnt know that! defo not playing the game now!

    its soooo stupid, RATM are on Epic Records which Has huge ties with... guess who... Cowell and his label SyCo, so to stop cowell getting ridiculous amounts of cash and not buying joes record ur all buying one thats STILL going to provide cowell with loads of cash :roll: ludacris, i aint buin either cos their both crap

    Banned

    Met-Cast;7235024

    Joe's song is a cover? I'd be ashamed of myself if the christmas no 1 I … Joe's song is a cover? I'd be ashamed of myself if the christmas no 1 I achieved was a cover, shows no talent if you ask me anyone can sing but making lyrics?


    all the latest x factor songs are covers! :thumbsup: You dont think they would risk an original.

    ]2006]Leona Lewis "]A Moment Like This"

    A Moment Like This" is a song originally recorded by ]American singer ]Kelly Clarkson the first winner of ]American Idol, released as her first ever single which topped the ]Billboard Hot 100 from her multi-platinum debut album

    ]2007]Leon Jackson "]When You Believe"

    "When You Believe" is an ]Academy Award-winning song composed by ]Stephen Schwartz for the 1998 ]DreamWorks animated feature ]The Prince of Egypt. A pop version of "When You Believe" was produced as a single by American singers ]Whitney Houston and ]Mariah Carey as the soundtrack's first single in 1998

    ]2008]Alexandra Burke "]Hallelujah"

    "Hallelujah" is a song by ]singer-songwriter]Leonard Cohen originally released on the 1984 studio album ]Various Positions; it achieved little initial success but has gone on to become famous and frequently covered.
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