Rage Against the U.K. Christmas Machine

RageXmas1.jpg“Killing in the Name,” by Rage Against the Machine, doesn’t quite come to mind when considering Christmas songs, but thanks to a Facebook page, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE FOR CHRISTMAS NO. 1, the song that repeats the non-Christmas refrain, “Fuck you, I won’t do what you told me,” topped the favorite, Joe McElderry, winner of Simon Cowell’s X Factor reality show, in the United Kingdom and won the title of No. 1 U.K. Christmas song, Mashable reported.

The Facebook page totaled nearly 1 million fans and spurred some 500,000 purchases of Killing in the Name, topping 450,000 for the McElderry song, Mashable reported.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE FOR CHRISTMAS NO. 1 offered users several options for downloading the song until the deadline this past Saturday, and cautioned fans of the band, “Guys, the official chart company contacted me and would like me to remind you all that ‘bulk’ purchasing will disqualify that entire purchase you’ve made from the chart count. So please be warned, we don’t want you to waste your cash!”