If the internet has its way, AC/DC’s 1979 classic ‘Highway To Hell’ could be the UK number one song this Christmas season. Yes, that’s right, Satan, not Santa. \m/
An online campaign has started on Facebook to get the ball-tearing rocker to the top of the charts, hijacking the coveted slot from the predictable X-Factor winner who usually reigns supreme at the time. The page currently has over 106,000 likes and according to NME, is currently running odds of 3/1 to win. Go you good thing!
“In November 2013 AC/DC celebrate 40 years as a band,” the page declares. “They've NEVER had a UK Top 10 single, so let's get 'Highway To Hell' to Christmas No.1.”
The campaign echoes a similar stunt in 2009, which successfully saw Rage Against The Machine’s incendiary (and profanity-ridden) hit ‘Killing In The Name’ conquer the charts at the expense of X-Factor victor, Joe McElderry. We’re going to use that an excuse to post the video below.
In 2010, an online drive urged music fans and LOL-lovers to send John Cage's 4'33" to the top spot. That aptly-named song famously features four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence, an alternative many would argue is a vast improvement to a winning X Factor song. Sadly it lost out to X Factor champ Matt Cardie’s ‘When We Collide’.
Anyways, it's mosh time…