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AC/DC fans launch campaign for Christmas number one

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Nov 21, 2013 | 7:17am EST

Ac/Dc fans have launched a campaign to drive the band's rock anthem Highway To Hell to the top of the British charts this Christmas (13). A social media campaign has been set up on websites including Facebook.com urging fans to download the 1979 single next month (Dec13) in a bid to secure the coveted Christmas number one slot as a celebration of the band's 40th anniversary this year (13). The drive aims to derail the upcoming winner of Britain's reality TV show The X Factor, who will launch an assault on the U.K. charts over the festive season. A message posted on the campaign's Facebook.com page reads, "Christmas No.1 2013... it's your choice... AC/DC are coming. Remember though... we are all here primarily to celebrate 40 years of AC/DC *BUT* it just so happens that The X Factor have moved the date of their winner's single back to the Christmas week after a 2 year gap. Wouldn't it be sweet to grab Mr.Cowell by the big balls at the same time we salute the greatest band on the planet?" The campaign mirrors a similar scheme from 2009 when Rage Against the Machine's expletive-ridden single Killing in the Name was pushed to the top of the U.K. charts, keeping The X Factor winner Joe McElderry from clinching the Christmas number one. Highway to Hell will also face competition from pop star Lily Allen, who will release a cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, and the cast of reality TV series The Big Reunion, including 911, Blue, 5ive, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X and B*witched, who have recorded a version of Wizzard's festive hit I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday.

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