December 26, 2010 § Leave a comment
X factor winner Matt Cardle nabbed the number one spot in the Christmas Top 40 this year with his debut single ‘When We Collide’. Selling 430,000 copies, beating his more experienced contenders to the number one spot.
I’m pretty traditional and think the Christmas number one should be a Christmas song, not really sure why, just seems more festive I think. The Christmas charts have been taken over by Simon Cowell’s X Factor winner over the last few years and to be honest it’s getting a bit boring. I remember, years ago, listening to the radio with family and friends on the Sunday before Christmas eagerly awaiting the top 10 spots. It seemed to be so much more of a big deal then, exciting.
Last year Rage Against the Machine topped the charts with ‘Killing in the Name’ fuelled by a huge Facebook backlash towards the X Factor empire. This was pretty exciting. Although it’s far from a lovely Christmassy tune at least it brought a bit of excitement back to the Christmas chart. Click here to see the official page, it’s a social media phenomenon really.
I have nothing against Matt Cardle and he was my favourite to win this years X factor and seems like a genuinely talented artist with a great voice. Just hope Xmas doesn’t turn into X Factor and maybe next year the charts will be exciting and above all festive.