Ed Sheeran and Elton John's Merry Christmas enters at Number 1 on Official Trending Chart

Plus (a lot) of new Christmas songs, as well as new releases from SZA and Shawn Mendes.

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.

Listen to the Official Trending Chart on Spotify below, Deezer, or Apple Music.

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

POS CLIMB TITLE ARTIST LABEL LW CURRENT DIFF PREV PEAK
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  
8   LITTLE THINGS ABBA POLAR NE 47 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