Number One

I know it’s Boxing Day (named because traditionally it’s the day when gentlemen have had just enough to alcohol over the Christmas period that they start beating their wives) but I still think there’s time for us all to join together and sing a Christmas song.

Killing in the name of…
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of!
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
And now you do what they told ya.
Those who died are justified for wearing the badge – they’re the chosen whites.
You justify those that died by wearing the badge – they’re the chosen whites.
Those who died are justified for wearing the badge – they’re the chosen whites.
You justify those that died by wearing the badge – they’re the chosen whites.
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Killing in the name of!
Killing in the name of!
And now you do what they taught ya.
And now you do what they taught ya.
And now you do what they taught ya.
And now you do what they taught ya.
And now you do what they taught ya, now you’re under control.
And now you do what they taught ya, now you’re under control.
And now you do what they taught ya, now you’re under control.
And now you do what they taught ya, now you’re under control.
And now you do what they taught ya, now you’re under control.
And now you do what they taught ya, now you’re under control.
And now you do what they taught ya, now you’re under control.
And now you do what they taught yaaaaa!!!
Those who died are justified for wearing the badge – they’re the chosen whites.
You justify those that died by wearing the badge – they’re the chosen whites.
Those who died are justified for wearing the badge – they’re the chosen whites.
You justify those that died by wearing the badge – they’re the chosen whites.
Come on!
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.
Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me.
FUCK YOU, I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!!!
FUCK YOU, I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!!!
FUCK YOU, I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!!!
FUCK YOU, I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!!!
FUCK YOU, I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!!!
FUCK YOU, I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!!!
FUCK YOU, I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!!!
FUCK YOU, I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME!!!
MOTHERFUCKER!!!

What do you mean that’s not what you had in mind when I said Christmas song? You guys do know that this is the number one song in the UK charts this year at Christmas don’t you? You don’t? Then let me fill you in.

There’s a curse on television these days called Reality TV, where the most obnoxious people in the world make their lives worthwhile by gaining five minutes of fame doing things that others have too much taste to do. The worst of these reality programmes are the music programmes where people audition to become the next big thing (or, more realistically, be given a record contract and get a couple of number one hits from covers of popular songs or by flashing as much tits and ass as they can get away with) in music. Despite the failed audition episodes of these programmes actually being quite enjoyable, the programmes themselves are the work of the devil himself and are destroying the music business. Not content with the music industry being filled with manufactured bands for decades anyway, these programmes manufacture a new act and guarantee it exposure via the show, meaning these acts have mindless (an apt definition for those that religiously follow such shows) fans that will buy their singles and ensure them a number one slot. This has been the case in this country for a few years now, so much so that people were getting annoyed about acts from The X Factor getting the number one slot every Christmas since 2005.

We wanted real music to be number one again, we needed a song by a band who were well known for rebelling against the stupidity of the establishment, we needed a song by a band well known for teasing sounds from their instruments that amazed people when they first performed live as they weren’t using synthesizers as many people thought, we needed a song by a band that has never been afraid to point out the hypocrisy that is ripe in this world, a song that symbolized our fight to take the power back from those without the intellect to wield it. A song was chosen, celebrities backed the movement, even the band themselves stood up and issued a challenge to Simon Cowell and his karaoke clones. And that, my friends, is the story of how a classic Rage Against The Machine scream against oppression from 1992 became not only the UK Christmas number 1 song in 2009, but the first song anywhere in the world to gain a Christmas number 1 chart position based purely on downloads. RATM, on hearing that the movement based around them had given us the gift of freedom this Christmas, announced they’re donating the almost ยฃ65,000 proceeds raised in this chart-topping period to the Shelter and Youth Music charities.

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50 thoughts on “Number One

  1. Sweet! Good on 'em!Of course, it won't be long before someone tries to sing that as part of their 'act' on one of those reality shows …

  2. "flashing as much tits and ass as they can get away with"That happened here for so long during 90s :faint:I will have to find that song on YT and check it on :up:

  3. So it is really possible to get a number one hit without having huge boobs and/or flashing almost naked on MTV! That's cool. That's really cool. More of that, please!

  4. I'm actually a little disappointed that they didn't use Take The Power Back. It would have been slightly more fitting. Still, Killing In The Name is a classic chant against oppression and just sweary enough that there's no way the X-Factor could twist it by having it as one of their songs. Besides which, it'd cost more for them to hire a guitarist who can play that than they'd make on a cover of it.Simon Cowell described the movement to deny the X-Factor song as "ridiculous, stupid and futile" as he had a surefire hit with one guy covering a Miley "Haven't I Become Increasingly Slutty This Year" Cyrus hit. That song sold 450,000 copies from downloads and singles. Killing In The Name sold 515,000 copies on download alone showing that there are enough of us left that value talent over what we're told is talent by an "expert". Cowell's comments were so arrogant that he caused some online retailers to start selling RATM's anthem at half price to encourage sales. So yeah, it is possible, Kitty, but the others have to piss off enough people who don't normally buy music because of this first.

    There ya go Darko. One official and high quality video. If I remember rightly you don't even need to watch cause it's just them on stage, just listen but make sure your family don't know English. :insane:

  5. Ha, you're right! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Very cool of them to donate the cash. They can't e very rich, they haven't had a hit since The Matrix?

  6. One of the most influential bands in the world. And when a new rock or metal band gets fans and mentions inspirations then the inspirational band usually drags more album sales by proxy. I think they've been touring even last year.

  7. This album is just timeless. All the good bands have at least one album like that – something that feels fresh no matter how long since it's release. From my younger days Guns 'N' Roses have Appetite, Metallica have Master Of Puppets, Bon Jovi have Slippery, Savatage have Gutter Ballet, Def Leppard have Hysteria, Skid Row have their debut album, Megadeth have Countdown… The list goes on and so does the music. :headbang:

  8. This album is just timeless. All the good bands have at least one album like that – something that feels fresh no matter how long since it's release. From my younger days Guns 'N' Roses have Appetite, Metallica have Master Of Puppets, Bon Jovi have Slippery, Savatage have Gutter Ballet, Def Leppard have Hysteria, Skid Row have their debut album, Megadeth have Countdown… The list goes on and so does the music. :headbang:

  9. My little brother's concubine? It's an actual legal state in France. They did it because Kol found the notion amusing.

  10. Yeah, Herbert's scary. The songs are funny, but still really risky. To be fair, he never actually does anything and he is outed in season 8.

  11. Ah. No, it's Family Guy? My brother was talking about how he thought that the pedophile character really wasn't funny, and now I can't watch it. He's kinda right.

  12. Yeah, Joe was a hero and they've made him so pathetic. I actually don't mind the handicapped stuff – most of the people I've known who are handicapped have been just as crass about it ๐Ÿ˜† . And personally, "what are you and all of your parallelogram friends doing here" has me in bits ๐Ÿ˜ฎ . I'm not so fond of the Simpsons anymore – I find the hit-and-miss to be mostly miss now.

  13. Well, I'm glad he's finally outed, but I do hope they get rid of him, myself. The odd joke is shocking and kinda funny, sure, but keeping it going? Not so cool. I dunno, I think sometimes they're just going for the shock.

  14. Mm, and the wheelchair jokes. I prefer The Simpsons. Though I haven't seen a new one in ages. It would mean spending money. ๐Ÿ™„

  15. They visited you too I take it? Hey, what's the deal with you having a blog? I swear I visited you and you didn't have one. No more stealth! ๐Ÿ˜ก

  16. Are you talking to me? Yes, i have a totally open blog. You can't see it? Strange. The once and future queen has commented there.Yes, I got it too. Most odd.

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