They’ve dominated the chart in the run up to Christmas and today Clean Bandit’s Rockabye keeps its place at Number 1 on the last Official Singles Chart of the year.
After bagging this year’s Official Christmas Number 1 last week, Rockabye remains a staggeringly popular record in Britain. This week, predominantly driven by downloads, Rockabye holding firm to log an eighth week at the summit.
Rockabye is the most purchased track of the week in the UK, racking up 44,000 downloads plus 3.4 million streams. Rockabye is the second-longest running chart-topper of the year behind Drake’s One Dance (15 weeks).
Watch the group celebrate claiming the 2016 Official Christmas Number 1 below:
Meanwhile, Zara Larsson claims a new personal best with I Would Like, which rises four places to the Number 2 slot. Her previous highest-charting song is the Number 3-peaking Lush Life.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Little Mix’s former Number 1 Shout Out To My Ex jumps seven places to Number 6, and Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic is up two spots to 10.
Finally, in addition to the many Christmas songs in this week’s chart, three more festive classics return to the Top 40: Andy Williams’ It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year at 24, Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree at 31 – its first Top 40 placing in 54 years – and Elton John’s Step Into Christmas at 37, its first Top 40 appearance in 42 years.
Look back through every Official Number 1 single of 2016 below: