LadBaby score third consecutive Official Christmas Number 1 with Don't Stop Me Eatin': ‘We can’t believe it!’

The social media stars join The Beatles and Spice Girls with three consecutive Christmas Number 1 singles.

It’s official: LadBaby’s Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ is the winner of the 2020 Official Christmas Number 1, securing a hat-trick of festive chart-toppers and the fastest-selling single of the year.

The social media stars’ third festive (and sausage roll-themed) single scores 158,000 to land at the Yuletide summit – the biggest opening week for a single this year, overtaking Billie Eilish’s No Time To Die, and the fastest selling single in more than three years, since Artists For Grenfell’s Bridge Over Troubled Water in June 2017.

94% of its total figure came from downloads and physical CD sales – money raised from the single goes to foodbank charity The Trussell Trust. Watch the moment news was broken to LadBaby on BBC Radio 1 below:



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LadBaby – aka Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne – now match a record jointly held by The Beatles and Spice Girls – the only other acts who can lay claim to a trio of consecutive Christmas Number 1s. LadBaby claimed the Official Christmas Number 1 in 2018 with We Built This City, and I Love Sausage Rolls in 2019.

And the accolades keep rolling in: Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ is LadBaby’s biggest Number 1 yet, out-performing the first-week figures of his previous two chart-toppers.

Celebrating the news, LadBaby told OfficialCharts.com: “From the bottom of our hearts, we just want to say thank you again to everybody. We can’t believe that, a third year on, we’ve had so much support yet again. We’re trying to raise money for an amazing cause, so thank you.

"Merry Christmas to everyone and don’t stop believin’ – that things are going to get better. 2021 is going to be better for everyone.”

Watch our full Christmas Number 1 interview with LadBaby - including whether he will go for the festive crown again next year - below:

Martin Talbot, chief executive, Official Charts Company, added: "LadBaby’s achievement in matching the records of The Beatles and Spice Girls, not to mention the staggering sales and money raised, is nothing short of incredible – and it is great to have a national treasure like Sir Paul McCartney on top of the Official Albums Chart at Christmas, after a gap of more than 30 years. The two successes are a perfect summary of all that is special about the UK’s Official Charts.”

LadBaby holds off challenges from festive classics All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey (2), and Last Christmas by Wham! (3), while Jess Glynne's rendition of Donny Hathaway's This Christmas - newly recorded for 2020 – climbs five places to a new peak at Number 4.

Meanwhile, a late challenge for the coveted top spot from cult Essex punk act The K**ts – an expletive-laden protest track about the prime minister titled Boris Johnson is a F**king C**t – manages to gatecrash all the way to Number 5.

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Justin Bieber lands three entries in the Official Christmas Chart: his cover of Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (8), Mistletoe (29) and a new version of his hit song Holy with the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir finishes just outside the Top 40 at 41.

Liam Gallagher’s new winter-warmer single All You’re Dreaming Of re-enters the Top 40 at Number 24 following its release on vinyl this week. Money raised from the song goes to charity Action For Children. Further down, Ed Sheeran’s surprise ‘fan track’ Afterglow debuts at Number 30.

Elsewhere, a total of 26 festive favourites feature in this week’s Christmas Top 40, including The Pogues’ Fairytale Of New York ft. Kirsty MacColl (6), Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone (7), Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas (9), and Elton John’s Step Into Christmas (10).

View the Top 100 Official Christmas Singles Chart (from 5.45pm, Dec 25)

The Official Christmas Singles Chart Top 40

LW TW TITLE ARTIST
NEW 1 DON'T STOP ME EATIN' LADBABY
1 2 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY
2 3 LAST CHRISTMAS WHAM
9 4 THIS CHRISTMAS JESS GLYNNE
NEW 5 BORIS JOHNSON IS A F**KING C**T K**TS
5 6 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL
6 7 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE SHAKIN' STEVENS
21 8 ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE JUSTIN BIEBER
7 9 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS BAND AID
11 10 STEP INTO CHRISTMAS ELTON JOHN
13 11 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS CHRIS REA
12 12 IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE MICHAEL BUBLE
16 13 I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY WIZZARD
17 14 SANTA TELL ME ARIANA GRANDE
20 15 UNDERNEATH THE TREE KELLY CLARKSON
18 16 ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE BRENDA LEE
25 17 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE
27 18 ONE MORE SLEEP LEONA LEWIS
4 19 POSITIONS ARIANA GRANDE
8 20 SWEET MELODY LITTLE MIX
30 21 HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) JOHN & YOKO/PLASTIC ONO BAND
10 22 WHOOPTY CJ
29 23 IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR ANDY WILLIAMS
59 24 ALL YOU'RE DREAMING OF LIAM GALLAGHER
36 25 HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS MICHAEL BUBLE
34 26 WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME PAUL MCCARTNEY
35 27 JINGLE BELL ROCK BOBBY HELMS
14 28 34+35 ARIANA GRANDE
38 29 MISTLETOE JUSTIN BIEBER
NEW 30 AFTERGLOW ED SHEERAN
24 31 WITHOUT YOU KID LAROI
46 32 SANTA BABY KYLIE MINOGUE
43 33 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS COLDPLAY
40 34 SLEIGH RIDE RONETTES
26 35 PRISONER MILEY CYRUS FT DUA LIPA
22 36 MIDNIGHT SKY MILEY CYRUS
3 37 WILLOW TAYLOR SWIFT
32 38 GET OUT MY HEAD SHANE CODD
47 39 LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW DEAN MARTIN
31 40 PARADISE MEDUZA FT DERMOT KENNEDY

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