What Song and Artist Will Be Christmas No.1 in the UK?

What Song and Artist Will Be Christmas No.1 in the UK?

LadBaby will donate all proceeds to foodbank charity The Trussell Trust (Image: YouTube)


For the second year running, it appears as though YouTube comedy act LadBaby will top the UK charts on Christmas Day with a charitable, sausage roll inspired take on a 1980s classic.

The family of vloggers, fronted by father Mark Hoyle, were Christmas number one in 2018 with We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls), a satire take on Starship’s 1985 hit We Built This City (On Rock and Roll).

This year, they’re back with another comical cover – I Love Sausage Rolls – which, obviously, is a play on I Love Rock n’ Roll, popularised most notably by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in 1982.

With the winner declared on Friday, December 20, LadBaby’s 2019 effort is currently nailed-on for top spot with both Boylesports (1/7) and Ladbrokes (1/4) going heavily odds-on about the YouTubers, who will donate all proceeds from the song to The Trussell Trust, a foodbank charity.

If online bookmakers are to be believed, LadBaby will become the first artist to achieve back-to-back Christmas number ones since the Spice Girls landed three on the bounce between 1996 and 1998.

LadBaby Set For Immortality?

The Beatles, who also took the accolade for three consecutive years (1963-1964), are the only other artist to register consecutive Christmas number ones since records began in 1952, so LadBaby will be in good company if they achieve the rare feat.

Speaking in an interview with the Official Charts website, Hoyle – who formed LadBaby along with his wife Roxanne and their two sons – said his primary aim is to use his growing social media presence to raise awareness of the Trussell Trust, who provide around 70,000 emergency food packages over the festive period.



He said: "I am now the sausage roll man everywhere I go – probably more than I am LadBaby. Our following across all platforms has also gone up dramatically, which is incredible.

"More importantly I hope it has helped bring attention to the Trussell Trust. We spent some time with those guys recently and it really is very humbling to see what we achieved with them."

The question now is, can anyone stop LadBaby from another Christmas number one hit? The odds suggest not, but the YouTubers are up against some giants of the industry.

Other Xmas No.1 Contenders

Grime sensation Stormzy is 11/2 second favourite and has seen his chances improve with multiple entrants in the charts upon the release of his new album Heavy Is The Head.

With Audacity, featuring Headie One, currently sitting at No. 2 and Lessons at No. 4, not to mention his latest single Own It, the Londoner boasts a numerical advantage in terms of entries, but it’s still not enough to make him favourite ahead of LadBaby.

His odds, however, have improved from 8/1 last week. Lewis Capaldi (10/1), Tones and I (12/1), The Sideman (12/1) and Wham! (16/1) are the other outsiders in a race that’s Ladbaby’s to lose.



Meanwhile, Real Like You – winners of X Factor: The Band – have been priced at 100/1 in the betting, making them the biggest outsiders for a festive number one.

The official Christmas number one race 2019 began last Friday, December 13, with sales and streams counting up until midnight Thursday, December 19.

The results will be declared on the Official Chart with Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1 from 4pm on Friday, December 20.

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