For the third year in a row, LadBaby arrives by Christmas no. 1 UK charts

YouTube stars and charity campaigns LadBaby achieved Christmas single number 1 for the third year in a row.

LadBaby, aka Nottinghamshire Mark and Roxanne Hoyle, beat Mariah Carey, Wham! and an extensive protest song against Boris Johnson at the top of the chart Don’t Stop Me Eatin ’, their version of Journey’s 1981 hit Don’t Stop Believin’.

“Merry Christmas to all and don’t stop believing – that things will get better,” they said, thanking listeners for their support. “2021 will be better for everyone.”

Don’t Stop Me to Eat is the latest in LadBaby’s version of the sausage-shaped comedy and, like their predecessors, has raised funds for the Trussell Trust food bank charity. Their first No. 1 in 2018 was with We Built This City, a cover of the 1985 Starship song, followed by I Love Sausage Rolls, their riff on Joan Jett’s hit I Love Rock’n’Roll.

This year, as they continue to praise the joys of bakery meat (and nod to Gregs ’vegan option to increase profits), Hoyles’s texts cite a coronavirus pandemic, imagining“ when my family finally meets / sharing a long step through a plastic sheet, ”and promising a“ sausage roll ” for a protective friend / in a bag thrown over the gate ”.

Like the original version, they released another recording featuring a guest appearance by Ronan Keating, further boosting their streams and downloads to make Don’t Stop Me Eatin the best-selling single by Artist for Grenfell’s 2017 charity single Bridge Over Troubled from Water . LadBaby also collaborated with Walkers chips this year on a limited edition sausage flavor.

If LadBaby reach No. 1 again in 2021, it will become the first act to top the Christmas charts for four years in a row. The Beatles scored four Christmas numbers 1 between 1963 and 1967, three in a row, while the Spice Girls also managed three consecutive Christmas numbers 1 in the late 1990s.

The parents of Phoenix and Kobe’s sons have become successful YouTube stars with their lightweight parenting videos involving scams, criticism and hackers, but earlier this month Roxanne Hoyle spoke about the food poverty the family once faced.

She recalled accepting the help of a stranger to pay the rest of the supermarket bills when they lived on £ 20 a week for food, saying: “There are a lot of people who don’t eat because they want to feed their children or they are … People can judge and say what they want to, but I don’t want people to feel ashamed of it because I didn’t. “

A decidedly less family newspaper song also hit this week’s charts: Boris Johnson is the fucking cunt of Essex band Kunts, who reached 5th place. The 56-second punk song – or 82 seconds in the extended album version – features a repeat title over and over again in the rise of key changes. Charlie Brooker and Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols were among those supporting the song on social media.

The anonymous frontman of the band Kunt previously tried to get to Christmas No. 1 in 2010 under the name Kunt and the Gang. He performed an even dirtier-titled song aimed at then-Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, who formed a coalition government with the Conservatives that year. He reached number 66.

In second place is Mariah Carey from All I Want for Christmas Is You, who has been at the top of the charts in the last two weeks. This year, for the first time since the song was released in 1994, it reached No. 1, retaining Wham’s last Christmas! from the top. In third place this week, the ballad Wham! -And it’s still not at the top of the charts, because Band Aid stopped when it was first released in 1984.

Jess Glynne is appearing on Jonathan Ross this week.
Jess Glynne is appearing on Jonathan Ross this week. Photo: Brian J Ritchie / Hotsauce / REX / Shutterstock

Jess Glynne cements the new Christmas favorite with her version of Donny Hathaway’s 1970 song This Christmas, which 1970’s Donny Hathaway steadily climbed to the charts and reached No. 4 this week.

Justin Bieber’s charity remix of the soul ballad Holy with the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS choir, which beat Bieber on Christmas No. 1 in 2015 after chanting for their song A Bridge Over You, could only reach Bieber’s 41st view of Rockin’s ‘Around Christmas tree reached 8th place in the festive Top 10, which also included New York (7) Fairytale of Pogues (6), Merry Christmas to all Shakin ‘Stevens (7), Band Aid’s Know Do Know (Christmas) (9 ) and Elton John’s Step into Christmas (10).

Liam Gallagher’s charity single All You Dreaming Of, raising money for Action for Kids, climbed to 24th place. Ed Sheeran’s new song Afterglow, a quiet return to music after a break after 2019 with the star album No 6 Collaborations Project, reached number 30.

Paul McCartney is No. 1 on the Christmas album chart with McCartney III, his first No. 1 album since Flowers in the Dirt in 1989. Written and filmed at home during Lock, it continues a loose series of fully independent recordings begun in 1970 with McCartney, written while the Beatles were falling apart, and followed by the cult favorite McCartney II in 1980.