LadBaby Scoops Christmas Number One For Record Fourth Year In A Row
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LadBaby has scooped the 2021 Christmas Number One, their fourth consecutive win which smashes a record set by The Beatles and Spice Girls.
LadBaby's ‘Sausages Rolls For Everyone’, which features vocals from Ed Sheeran and Elton John, earnt over 136,000 chart sales.
The pastry-loving duo - Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne - also bagged Christmas Number Ones in 2018, 2019 and 2020 - meaning they now have a longer run of consecutive Christmas Number Ones than The Beatles and Spice Girls, who have both had three in a row.
It's a good Christmas for Elton and Ed, whose track 'Merry Christmas' also came in at Number Two.
A pair of Xmas mainstays - Wham's 'Last Christmas' and Mariah Carey's ubiquitous 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' - came in at Number Three and Number Four respectively.
The Kunt's decidedly unfestive 'Boris Johnson Is Still A F***ing C***' ended up at Number Five.
Celebrating their win, LadBaby told OfficialCharts.com: "Thank you, thank you, thank you to the great British public, for every single person in this country that has downloaded and streamed this song over the last week. You’re all absolute legends.
"Thank you for helping us raise the profile, raise money and awareness for the Trussell Trust, the food banks in the UK and helping support the 14 million people in this country that are living below the positivity line. We couldn’t have done it without you."
LadBaby had previously traded harsh words with their rivals for the festive top spot The Kunts.
This beef started when LadBaby singer Mark Hoyle, in discussing their rival contender for Number One, told Official Charts that he hoped people would ‘choose positivity’ this Christmas.
He said: “Definitely – it takes a certain sort of person to download a song with that in the title, but you never know.
“There’s definitely an element that people aren’t happy with this government, but our song is for charity – I don’t believe theirs is – and ours is trying to raise more money than ever for food banks.
"It’s something that is even more important given everything that is going on.”
This prompted The Kunts to confirm that the group made ‘large donations to MIND and Cardiac Risk in the Young’ after the success of their last attempt to get Christmas Number One - ‘Boris Johnson is a F***ing C***’.
The statement, shared with the Independent, said: “As regards Mark Hoyle’s comments that ‘it takes a certain sort of person to download a song with that in the title’, I agree with him wholeheartedly.
“It takes the sort of person that is prepared to look beyond the tepid diarrhoea that is pumped into people’s consciousness via mainstream TV, radio and the tabloid newspapers.
“The sort of person that is prepared stand up for what they believe in and call out the government on their lies, cover-ups and corruption.
"The sort of person who can see that it was the Conservatives’ politics of selfishness, misery and deprivation that caused this country to need food banks in the first place.”
They continued: “We may be vulgar in the language we use to get our point across but we would not be so vulgar as to use food banks to hawk records, increase our profile or sign lucrative sponsorship deals.
"Let me be clear, we would not stoop to using poverty, hunger and despair to promote our career like we believe LadBaby have done in this year’s Christmas Number One campaign.”
Well, whatever you think of LadBaby's politics or musical talents, it seems the majority of the British public is behind them as they continue to dominate the Xmas charts.