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LadBaby attempting to make sausage rolls Christmas number one for second year running

By | Published on Tuesday 10 December 2019

Last year’s surprise Christmas number one artist LadBaby – real name Mark Hoyle – is attempting to do it again with a second ode to sausage rolls. Yeah, it does seem like he’s stretching that particular joke a bit too far, but it’s all for a very good cause, so just go with it, OK?

In 2018, ‘We Built This City On Sausage Rolls’ was a pastry-wrapped meat reworking of Starship’s ‘We Built This City’. This year he’s penned new lyrics to Joan Jett’s ‘I Love Rock N Roll’. Again replacing ‘rock n roll’ with ‘sausage rolls’.

As with last year, money raised by the single release will be donated to The Trussell Trust, which, if the Tories gain a majority in Thursday’s General Election, will be vital. The charity’s mission is to end the need for food banks in the UK. But with an increasing number of people living in poverty, it currently supports a network of 1200 food banks providing emergency support for families and individuals unable to afford to eat.

“We were blown away by the support we received on our Christmas number one single last year and how far that money has gone into changing the lives of families living in poverty across the UK”, says Hoyle. “We’re continually looking for ways we can support food bank charity the Trussell Trust further as the size of the problem still facing so many adults – and children – is huge and we ALL need to do whatever we can to say goodbye to poverty once and for all in the UK”.

“If we can use our social media presence for good by singing about sausage rolls, giving people something to smile about and helping families eat this year, then why wouldn’t we?”, he continues. “Officially, the most unanticipated single of the decade… AGAIN!”.

Garry Lemon of the Trussell Trust adds: “We were overwhelmed at the support shown last year in getting LadBaby’s song to Christmas number one, and it’s fantastic to be chosen by LadBaby again as the charity benefiting from money made by the single. It’s not right that anyone in our country needs to use a food bank but we know what needs to change. The money raised will help us support our network of food banks to provide the best possible emergency help, while we work towards a future where no one needs a food bank”.

Whether Hoyle can top the UK singles chart at Christmas with a novelty song about sausage rolls for a second year running remains to be seen. Although last year Hoyle unexpectedly saw off competition from Ariana Grande and Ava Max, so let’s not write him off just yet.

Watch the video for ‘I Love Sausage Rolls’ here: