Ed Sheeran and Elton John's Merry Christmas has become the UK's Number 1 Trending Song.
The festive duet - and the duo's first collaboration together - is this week's highest new entry on the Official Trending Chart ahead of its debut on the Official Singles Chart this Friday, where it is currently challenging Adele's Easy On Me for Number 1.
If the song can hold on, it will mark Ed Sheeran’s 12th total Number 1 single, and third this year, and Elton John’s 9th and second this year.
All proceeds made from the song will go to charity, with funds being donated equally between the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and The Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Elsewhere on the chart this week, there is an influx of Christmas songs, mostly taken from Amazon Music's exclusive Originals series for 2021. These include high-risers George Ezra's Come Home For Christmas, Olivia Dean's The Christmas Song and Camila Cabello's I'll Be Home For Christmas, which all jump 10+ places.
They're joined by fellow high-climbers Kelly Clarkson and Ariana Grande with Santa Can't You Hear Me? Taylor's Swift's Christmas Tree Farm (the Old Timey Version of which is another Amazon exclusive) and Michael Buble's The Christmas Sweater.
New festive entries this week include Summer Walker's take on Marvin Gaye's I Want To Come Home For Christmas, Becky Hill's cover of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Leona Lewis' Kiss Me It's Christmas featuring Ne-Yo, taken from the repackage of her Christmas album Christmas, With Love Always.
However, there are also a host of non-Christmas-related tracks that made an impact on the Official Trending Chart this week. These include SZA's surprise new release I Hate U, which she dropped without prior announcement, Justin Bieber's duet with the late Juice Wrld on Wandered To LA and Shawn Mendes' break-up statement It'll Be Okay.
Official Trending Chart - December 6, 2021
|1||MERRY CHRISTMAS||ED SHEERAN & ELTON JOHN||ATLANTIC||NE||1||0|
|2||⬆️⬆️||COME ON HOME FOR CHRISTMAS||GEORGE EZRA||COLUMBIA||36||10||26||36|
|3||⬆️||THE CHRISTMAS SONG||OLIVIA DEAN||EMI||46||27||19|
|4||⬆️⬆️||I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS||CAMILA CABELLO||EPIC||59||36||23|
|5||⬆️⬆️||CHRISTMAS TREE FARM||TAYLOR SWIFT||EMI||60||39||21|
|6||⬆️⬆️||SANTA CAN'T YOU HEAR ME||KELLY CLARKSON & ARIANA GRANDE||ATLANTIC||87||45||42|
|7||I HATE U||SZA||RCA/TOP DAWG||NE||46||0|
|9||I WANT TO COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS||SUMMER WALKER||INTERSCOPE||NE||50||0|
|10||⬆️⬆️||THE CHRISTMAS SWEATER||MICHAEL BUBLE||REPRISE||74||53||21|
|11||WANDERED TO LA||JUICE WRLD/JUSTIN BIEBER||INTERSCOPE||NE||64||0|
|12||FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR||CARRIE UNDERWOOD||CAPITOL NASHVILLE||RE||74||0|
|13||KISS ME IT'S CHRISTMAS||LEONA LEWIS FT NE-YO||SONY MUSIC CG||NE||78||0|
|14||HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS||BECKY HILL||POLYDOR||NE||81||0|
|15||TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS||LOLA YOUNG||ISLAND||NE||90||0|
|16||ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE||MEGHAN TRAINOR||EPIC||NE||96||0|
|17||IT'LL BE OKAY||SHAWN MENDES||EMI||NE||99||0|
|18||JINGLE BELL ROCK||ALESSIA CARA||VIRGIN||NE||105||0|
|19||ON MY WAY||MS BANKS||MS BANKS||NE||115||0|
|20||THE MINCE PIE SONG||SANTA||HUGO.FM||NE||116||0|
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⬆️ - Indicates a climb of 10 places
LW - Last week's Official Singles Chart position
CURRENT - Current position on today's Official Singles Chart sales flash
DIFF - Number of places climbed since the previous week on the Official Singles Chart