'Killing In The Name' maintains lead...
Scott Colothan

11:21 17th December 2009

Rage Against The Machine are still ahead of X Factor's Joe McElderry in the Christmas chart race, despite the physical copy of the 18-year-olds single going on sale yesterday.

'Killing In The Name' has shifted 253,476 downloads compared to 'The Climb's meagre 216,795 – which includes his physical sales.

Although yesterday's lead of 65,000 has been cut to 36,000 it's still a positive step considering industry experts' predictions that the physical format would claw things back for McElderry.

Fans of the Facebook led campaign have until midnight on Saturday night / Sunday morning to download the track in their droves.

As well as Tom Morello donating some of the proceeds to Youth Music, Jon and Tracy Morter, who founded the Facebook campaign, have set up a Justgiving page for Shelter which you can pledge to HERE

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Photo: Shirlaine Forrest