LADBABY made chart history by topping the Christmas chart for the fifth year in a row, surpassing the record set by The Beatles in the 1960s.
Social media star Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne, aka LadBaby Mum, took first place with their single Food Aid.
The track reworks the song Band Aid Do They Know It’s Christmas? with lyrics about the cost of living crisis and vocals from MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis.
In the run-up to Christmas, the track sold over 65,000 copies and became the fastest-selling single of 2022 to date.
Last year, LadBaby tied with the Beatles for the sum of the four Christmas first-place finishes earned by the Fab Four inconsistently in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967.
Profits from the new single will be equally divided between the food bank charities Trussell Trust and the Band Aid Trust.
LadBaby reached the top of the holiday chart with food-inspired tracks We Built This City (2018), I Love Sausage Rolls (2019), Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ (2020) and an Ed Sheeran/Sir Elton John track featuring Sausage. Rolls for Everyone (2021).
They said, “I can’t believe it. We are number one. The charity has been doing this for five years in a row. How did we do it again?
“We want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past five years. A huge apology to The Beatles and to all The Beatles fans… I’m so sorry.
“Charity wins. Trussell Trust gets Christmas number one again.
“Thank you to all the people who downloaded, to all the people who believed in us and brought a little bit of Christmas magic. We love you all. Yes, buddy.”
In second place were Wham! with Last Christmas, while the YouTube Sidemen came in third with Christmas Drillings featuring JME in aid of food poverty charity FareShare.
Mariah Carey followed with “All I Want for Christmas Is You” at four, while Sheeran and Sir Elton’s “Merry Christmas” rounded out the Christmas five.
Amazon Music’s original cover version of Stevie Wonder’s “Someday At Christmas” Lizzo climbed seven spots to number 15.
Taylor Swift returned to number one on the Midnights holiday albums chart after a battle with Sir Cliff Richard, whose “Christmas with Cliff” gave him his highest chart position since 1993.
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