LadBaby Bags Third Straight Christmas Number One


LadBaby Bags Third Straight Christmas Number One

LadBaby has become only the third act in UK chart history, after The Beatles and the Spice Girls, to score three straight Christmas number one singles.

The charitable sausage roll singer fended off competition from a Mariah Carey classic, and a protest song about Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Sir Paul McCartney, meanwhile, topped the festive album chart, on Friday.

“I can’t believe we’ve done it once, never mind three times,” LadBaby told BBC Radio 1 presenter Katie Thistleton.

His latest offering, Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, which is raising money for The Trussell Trust food bank charity, was a pastry take on Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’.

We know the British public love a sausage roll,” the hat-trick hero continued.

“And I think after the year we’ve all had we just wanted to come back and make everyone smile.”

His new song, which was helped along by the release of a surprise alternative version with Ronan Keating earlier this week, became the fastest selling UK single in more than three years, since Artists For Grenfell’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.

It also dislodged Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You at the summit.

‘Sausage roll magic’

YouTube comedian LadBaby, whose real name is Mark Hoyle, described 2020 as “our most important year yet” to help people, due to the impact of coronavirus.

He spoke to BBC News last week about why he and his band – aka wife Roxanne and their children – changed their minds after previously saying they wouldn’t go for a third. “We’d run out of songs with rock ‘n’ roll in the title, because that’s been our go-to – you find a song with rock ‘n’ roll in the title and it’s a good change [to sausage roll],” he said.

“We wanted to choose a song that people love and can sing to,” he continued. “The best way is to look at karaoke songs, and Don’t Stop Believin’ always features highly on most karaoke lists.

“We felt like after the year everyone’s had, it’s a sentiment everyone needs – don’t stop believing things are going to get better. It felt very fitting, so we had to weave some sausage roll magic into the lyrics.”

Christmas 2020 UK top five singles

  1. Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ – LadBaby
  2. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  3. Last Christmas – Wham!
  5. This Christmas – Jess Glynne
  6. Boris Johnson… – The K’s

Christmas 2020 UK top five albums

  1. McCartney III – Sir Paul McCartney
  2. Trump’s Covid Vaccine Chief Admits Delivery Mistake
  3. Evermore – Taylor Swift
  4. Together at Christmas – Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
  5. Classic Diamonds – Neil Diamond and LSO
  6. Music Played by Humans – Gary Barlow

LadBaby Bags Third Straight Christmas Number One


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