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Rage Against The Machine

Killing In The Name

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“Killing in the Name” is a song by American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, featured on their self-titled debut album, and was released as the lead single from the album in November 1992. In 1992, the song peaked at number 25 on the UK Singles Chart. Written about revolution against racism in security agencies, “Killing in the Name” is widely recognized as the band’s signature song, and has been noted for its distinctive guitar riffs and heavy use of strong language. In 2009 the song was part of a successful Facebook campaign to prevent The X Factor winner’s song from gaining the Christmas number one in the United Kingdom for the fifth successive year. The campaign provoked commentary from both groups and other musicians, as well as gaining coverage in national and... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ FUCK YOU, I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME ... And now you do what they told ya ... Some of those that work forces

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Most votes come from Greece, United States, Germany, Argentina, Spain, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Brazil, and India.


More songs by Rage Against The Machine (See Charts): Testify, Guerrilha Radio, Ashes In The Fall, Bulls On Parade, Killing In The Name Of, Bombtrack, Freedom, and Maggie's Farm.

Popular in Rap Rock (See Charts): Sabotage, and Youth Of The Nation.


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