"**** you, I won't do what you tell me!"
Many people want to deliver that very message to Simon Cowell, the man behind (and one of judges on) The X-Factor. (Also American Idol)
The winner of The X-Factor always releases a Christmas single, and always gets that coveted Christmas number one spot in the charts.
I personally like the X-Factor, and last night's finale was great (ZOMG, Paul McCartney, ZOMG), but I do dislike how it sucks the magic out of the Christmas number one...
Last year the Christmas song was "Hallelujah", and it was nice, but nothing compared to Jeff Buckley's version!
A Facebook group was made urging people to buy the Buckley song instead, and it made it to Christmas number two!
Hurray for music!
This year, Facebook became more aggressive... Rage Against the Machine for number one it demanded!
So what do people think of this?
Personally I love the idea of listening to (a very censored) Rage Against song on the radio this Christmas.
Of course there is irony in this; a "let's be non-conformist by conforming" thing, but I like to look past that and enjoy the culture of Facebook having a little fun.
Facey B group in question: