YouTube sensation LadBaby leads this week's Official Trending Chart as his track We Built This City is firmly in the race for 2018's Official Christmas Number 1.
LadBaby, aka 'dad blogger' Mark Hoyle, has recorded his own version of Starship's 1985 hit as an ode to sausage rolls - rather than rock and roll.
We Built This City is locked in a close battle for the festive top spot with Ava Max and Ariana Grande, currently at Number 2 in the latest chart update. Proceeds from sales of the song go to food bank charity The Trussell Trust.
Celebrating his midweek chart position, LadBaby told OfficialCharts.com: "Yes maaaaate! Who would have thought it? A sausage roll song being sung by a Nottingham lad would be sitting at Number 2 in the Official midweek Singles Chart?! What a fantastic achievement and great START… but let’s not stop there!!
"Let’s pinch that Number 1 spot from the global mega stars, eat our own body weight in sausage rolls AND most importantly raise even more money to support the amazing UK food banks charity Trussell Trust this Christmas!
UK…I BELIEVE IN YOU, WE CAN DO THIS!!!! #LadBabyForNumberOne".
More songs in the running for the festive crown feature in this week's trending Top 20: Ariana Grande's brand new track imagine, Light Up by Flakefleet Primary School, recorded in support of The Alzheimers Society, and a cover of Do They Know It's Christmas by a group of fire service people called The Fire Tones. Read more on this year's Christmas Number 1 contenders here.
The Official Trending Chart Top 20
|1||WE BUILT THIS CITY||LADBABY||NE||2||0|
|3||LIGHT UP||FLAKEFLEET PRIMARY SCHOOL||NE||15||0|
|4||A MILLION DREAMS||PINK||27||27||0||11|
|5||EMPTY SPACE||JAMES ARTHUR||32||31||1||22|
|6||⬆️||SANTA'S COMING FOR US||SIA||66||51||15||39|
|7||PLAY||JAX JONES/YEARS & YEARS||61||52||9|
|8||⬆️⬆️||COZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS||KATY PERRY||85||58||27|
|9||DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS||FIRE TONES||NE||67||0|
|10||YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS||GWEN STEFANI FT BLAKE SHELTON||RE||88||0|
|11||TELL THE TRUTH||PLUG||NE||90||0|
|12||PROBLEM||YXNG BANE FT FREDO||NE||93||0|
|13||LEAVE ME ALONE||FLIPP DINERO||NE||117||0|
|16||LOVE MADE ME DO IT||CHERYL||RE||123||0||19|
|18||CANDY CANE LANE||SIA||NE||126||0|
|19||NASSTY||D-BLOCK EUROPE/ADZ/LIL PINO/LB||RE||127||0||35|
|20||BROKEN HOMES||PLUG/NAFE SMALLZ/M HUNCHO||RE||128||0||38|
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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
Listen to a playlist of this week's Official Trending Chart Top 20 on Spotify below. Click here to listen on Deezer.
About the Official Trending Chart
The Official Trending Chart highlights the hottest new tracks beginning to make an impact in the UK every week.
The Top 20 rundown, published on OfficialCharts.com every Tuesday, based on the first four days’ sales of each chart week, is designed to highlight emerging hits as they begin to scale the Official Charts and build buzz.
The Official Trending Chart ranks titles which are showing week-on-week chart growth, and is the only “new music” chart to reflect audio track sales and streams comprehensively across all services.
Devised by the Official Charts Company in close consultation with labels, retailers and media, since launching in 2016, the chart has already highlighted future Number 1 singles including Rudimental's These Days, Shotgun by George Ezra, and Jess Glynne's I'll Be There.