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LadBaby unveil plan to beat Ed Sheeran and Elton John to Christmas number one – by enlisting Ed Sheeran and Elton John

By | Published on Friday 10 December 2021

LadyBaby & Ed Sheeran

You’ve probably been thinking that – having seen all the major competition for the UK Christmas number one spot this year – LadBaby had decided to throw in the towel and not even try to get to the top of the festive singles chart for the fourth year in a row. Well, you are wrong, my friend. So very wrong. And in a particularly shrewd move, this time they’ve gone and teamed up with their biggest competitors, Ed Sheeran and Elton John.

YouTubers Mark and Roxanne Hoyle have – against all the odds – topped the UK’s Christmas chart for the last three years with sausage roll-themed parodies of classic songs. But, as Mark Hoyle noted last month, this year there are a lot of big names also in the running, including Adele, Abba and – of course – The Kunts.

As time drew on, it looked like LadBaby would leave it at the hat trick, but now – in a move that has presumably been planned for some time – they are not only taking on one of their biggest competitor tracks, they are actually covering it.

So, this year’s single is a cover of Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s new Christmas song, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. Except, of course, it’s re-titled ‘Sausage Rolls For Everyone’.

Sheeran was the last artist to have a Christmas number one before LadBaby’s reign began – with 2017’s ‘Perfect’ – and seemingly he’s not that keen to be the one to end their run. So, he and John are appearing on the rival track too. Then they all get to share the number one spot. Assuming the sausage roll version of the song gets there.

In an announcement this morning, Sheeran said that he was “proud” to be involved with the LadBaby single, which will raise money for food bank charity The Trussell Trust.

The Hoyles added: “Ed and Elton are pop royalty and they’ve both had huge success at Christmas, so we’re honoured and excited to be coming together to help families this Christmas… with the power of sausage rolls”.

The song will be released on 17 Dec. Watch the announcement video here: