Can Nirvana beat X Factor to Christmas #1?

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have given Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ 4/1 odds of claiming the coveted UK Christmas #1 spot. Topping the list of Christmas #1 contenders this year include: X Factor’s Amelia Lily (7/2), Cast of The Only Way Is Essex (14/1) and JLS (20/1). (click here for more odds for Christmas #1)

Nirvana’s classic grunge anthem, first released in 1991, reaching #7 in the UK charts, is currently the second favourite for the lucrative Christmas #1 spot, and if you’re wondering why, that’s because of the organizers of this year’s ‘Nirvana For Christmas No.1‘ Facebook campaign.

The online protest was set up in response to The X Factor allegedly stealing the name of the Brighton based charity Rhythmix for the girl group currently in the show. A charity spokesman for Rhythmix said: “The X Factor are refusing to back down,“. “We believe it would be simple and appropriate for them to change the name. We see no reason why they shouldn’t. ‘But now we’re involved in a costly legal debate which takes valuable funds away from delivering services to young people.” He added “We’re at a loss as to why anyone would even consider trying to find a legal loophole to ensure a band can continue to use the name of a small yet highly-respected charity.” (source: MusicNews)

Nirvana – Smalls Like Teen Spirit

Support the campaign by clicking “like” on the charities Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nirvana-20th-anniversary-smells-like-teen-spirit-for-xmas-no-1/201106993273140

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About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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