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LadBaby leading the Christmas number one race, The Kunts in the top five

By | Published on Monday 20 December 2021

LadBaby & Ed Sheeran

In news that will presumably surprise no one, LadBaby are currently in the lead in the race to Christmas number one this Friday with ‘Sausage Rolls For Everyone’.

Their song – a sausage roll-themed version of Elton John and Ed Sheeran’s new Christmas single ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ – also features John and Sheeran. The original version is currently at number two in the midweeks and was number one for the second week on last week’s chart.

It seems unlikely that there will be any change in the top two positions between now and Friday, but there is stiff competition when it comes to how the rest of the top five will end up.

Wham! are currently in at three with ‘Last Christmas’, which is the most-streamed track of the week so far. Also getting in there with some heavy streaming activity is Mariah Carey’s perennial Christmas classic, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, at number four.

In at number five is another new song, ‘Boris Johnson Is Still A Fucking Cunt’ by The Kunts. The second most-downloaded track of the week so far (after LadBaby), the band are currently matching the chart position they reached last year with ‘Boris Johnson Is A Fucking Cunt’.

Obviously Wham! and Mariah Carey will be seeing some hefty streams all week, which could make them hard to catch up, but a healthy rate of downloads will help to keep The Kunts in the competition, and ahead of George Ezra, who is currently at number six with ‘Come On Home For Christmas’.

This year’s Christmas number one will be revealed on Radio 1 on Christmas Eve at 4pm.

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