AC DC fans have launched a campaign to drive the band's rock anthem Highway To Hell to the top of the British charts this Christmas (13).

A social media campaign has been set up on websites including urging fans to download the 1979 single next month (Dec13) in a bid to secure the coveted Christmas number one slot as a celebration of the band's 40th anniversary this year (13).

The drive aims to derail the upcoming winner of Britain's reality Tv show The X Factor, who will launch an assault on the U.K. charts over the festive season.

A message posted on the campaign's page reads, "Christmas No.1 2013... it's your choice... Ac Dc are coming. Remember though... we are all here primarily to celebrate 40 years of Ac Dc *But* it just so happens that The X Factor have moved the date of their winner's single back to the Christmas week after a 2 year gap. Wouldn't it be sweet to grab Mr.Cowell by the big balls at the same time we salute the greatest band on the planet?"

The campaign mirrors a similar scheme from 2009 when Rage Against the MAChine's expletive-ridden single Killing in the Name was pushed to the top of the U.K. charts, keeping The X Factor winner Joe MCElderry from clinching the Christmas number one.

Highway to Hell will also face competition from pop star Lily Allen, who will release a cover of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know, and the cast of reality Tv series The Big Reunion, including 911, Blue, 5ive, Atomic Kitten, Liberty X and B*witched, who have recorded a version of Wizzard's festive hit I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday.