LadBaby marked his fourth consecutive Christmas at UK No.1, making him the first artist to achieve the feat – while a swear-strewn protest against Boris Johnson reached the festive top five.
LadBaby’s four Christmas No 1s put them on par with the Beatles, who topped the Christmas charts in 1963, 64, 65 and 67.
But where the Beatles songs – I Want to Hold Your Hand, I Feel Fine, Day Tripper, and Hello, Goodbye – covered everything from dilettantes to LSD to the joys of young love, LadBaby’s all focused on the gastronomic glow of sausage rolls.
The duo – YouTuber Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne – created the series of comedy cover versions to raise funds for the Trussell Trust, a food bank charity.
In 2018, they covered Starship’s We Built This City (his redesigned rock’n’roll foundations to sausage rolls), and followed it up with Joan Jett’s I Love Rock’n’Roll twisted into I Love Sausage Rolls. . For 2020, they warmed up the formula with Don’t Stop Me Eatin ‘, their riff on Journey’s eternal soft rock anthem, Don’t Stop Believin’.
This year, the couple appeared to have stiff competition from Ed Sheeran and Elton John, who appeared to consider Christmas No.1 with the kind of determined festive accent shared by street retailers, the hospitality industry. and the children – they called their song Merry Christmas, and decorated it with sleigh bells and lyrics about mistletoe, snow and fires. It was also a charity outing, for the benefit of artist foundations.
But the pair gave LadBaby a boost by letting them do a cover of Merry Christmas and appearing on the recording, titled Sausage Rolls for Everyone.
Their own version is at No.2 this week, having spent two weeks at No.1, although they are still credited alongside LadBaby with a No.1 Christmas win. This is the fourth No.1 of the year for Sheeran and third for Elton John.
LadBaby thanked everyone who released and downloaded sausage rolls for everyone, saying, âThank you for helping us raise the profile, fundraise and spread the word about The Trussell Trust, the food banks in the Kingdom. United and for helping to support the 14 million people in this country. who live below the poverty line. We couldn’t have done it without you.
At No.3 in the chart is Wham’s Last Christmas, which has yet to reach No.1 Christmas spot, but finally peaked just after Christmas last year – its first placement since its release in 1984. At No.3 Â° 4 is another classic, All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey, which also reached No. 1 for the first time last year.
At No 5, the festive mood darkens considerably for the protest song Boris Johnson is Still a Fucking Cunt, by the punk group The Kunts. Taking on the tune of Gary Glitter’s Rock and Roll Part II, this is a 64-second follow-up to their 2020 song, Boris Johnson is a Fucking Cunt, which also reached No.5. equally swearing and non-festive, by 17-year-old TikTok star Gayle is at No.6.
New Christmas recordings elsewhere on this year’s chart include Come on Home for Christmas at No 10 by George Ezra (a cover of Please Come Home for Christmas by Charles Brown) and Olivia Dean’s cover of The Christmas Song by Nat. King Cole at No 27.
There are 29 Christmas songs in the table in total, including favorite songs such as The New York Pogues Fairy Tale (No 7), Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin ‘Stevens (8), Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee (9), Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea (12), I Wish It could be Christmas Everyday by Wizzard (17), One More Sleep by Leona Lewis (21) and Merry Xmas Everybody by Slade ( 24).
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