Jack Harlow dominates for third week at Number 1 with Lovin On Me

Christmas also comes to the Official Chart today - with nearly half of the Top 40 comprised of Christmas songs!
Jack Harlow poses with his Official Number 1 single award for Lovin On Me

Jack Harlow’s Lovin On Me has seduced the UK for a third consecutive week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.  

A ‘start of a new era’ for the Louisville rapper, Lovin On Me even manages to out-perform itself week-on-week, securing its biggest seven-day numbers yet with a total of 55,000 UK chart units.

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Pic: Jack Harlow celebrates his Official Singles Chart Number 1 with a Number 1 Award from the Official Charts Company for Lovin On Me (credit: Official Charts) 

Rising to a brand-new peak of Number 2 today, Noah Kahan’s Stick Season continues its extraordinary ascent. Under normal circumstances, we could be looking at a sensible contender for next week’s Number 1 single, but now we’re into December... 

Christmas has officially come to the Official Chart! As it stands, nearly half of the Official Singles Chart is comprised of Christmas songs, with a total of 16 festive tracks dominating the Top 40 this week. 

These are lead, of course, by the two most enduring and popular yuletide hits (and former Number 1s); Wham!’s Last Christmas, up nine to Number 5, and Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, jumping 10 to Number 6.  

As it stands, Wham! and Mariah could be considered lead contenders for this year’s Official Christmas Number 1, given their likelihood to rise as the month rolls on. Read everything you need to know about this year’s Official Christmas Number 1 race here

Just outside the Top 10, lifting to a new peak this week is Olivia Rodrigo’s Can’t Catch Me Now, taken from The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, rising one to Number 12. 

Following the sad news of The Pogues singer Shane MacGowan’s death yesterday, Fairytale of New York featuring Kirsty MacColl re-enters the Top 40 at Number 18, and is surely to set to rise even further next week, potentially even setting the stage for its first-ever stint at Number 1 in the UK. 

Martin Talbot, Chief Executive Officer, Official Charts, says;  

“The terribly sad news about Shane MacGowan’s death will hit hard all lovers of his music, as well as the fans of Fairytale Of New York, which is consistently one of the UK public’s favourite Christmas songs – and which has become a festive staple since the advent of the digital era made it available to download and stream. 

“As usual, it was already heading back into the Official Singles Chart Top 40 this week and, while it is currently too early to give an indication of the scale of the streaming surge, we would very much expect it to rise back into the Top 20 over the coming days, perhaps even higher. It is a genuine contender for this year’s Christmas Number 1 – a chart position which this classic has never previously reached. What a fitting tribute to Shane that would be.” 

Also joining the festivities this week are Brenda Lee’s Rockin Around The Christmas Tree (14), Michael Bublé’s It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (16), Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s former chart-topper Merry Christmas (17), Bobby Helms’ Jingle Bell Rock (20) and Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me (22). 

Two of this year’s new Amazon Music Originals make their UK Top 40 debuts today; Sam Ryder’s You’re Christmas to Me becomes his third Top 40 single (23) and Jorja Smith earns her sixth Top 40 hit overall with East 17 cover Stay Another Day (38).  

More Christmas hits joining the domination include; Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone (25), Kelly Clarkson’s Underneath the Tree (27), Andy Williams’ It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (29), Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? (35), Dean Martin’s Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (36) and Sia’s Snowman (40). 

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I hope 'Fairytale Of New York' can become this year's Christmas Number One after the sad news about Shane MacGowan yesterday. 

May he rest in peace! 🙏