Mariah Carey, Wham! and Ed Sheeran & Elton John enter three-way race for Number 1
It’s a three-horse, festive race for the UK’s Number 1 single this week as Mariah Carey, Wham! and Ed Sheeran & Elton John surge ahead towards the top of the Official Singles Chart.
There’s little more than 1,000 chart sales separating the three competitors (all former UK Number 1 singles), with Mariah taking the lead as All I Want For Christmas Is You (1) seeks to extend its return at the peak of the chart, while Wham! follow with Last Christmas (2) and Ed & Elton’s Merry Christmas (3) bring up the rear.
Stormzy is preparing to vault to a new personal best with his new single Firebabe about to climb four to Number 5.
Lizzo could secure third UK Top 10 single. Her take on Stevie Wonder’s Someday At Christmas, an Amazon Music Original this festive season, might be this week’s big gainer; currently up twenty-two (9).
Kelly Clarkson’s glamorous original Christmas song Underneath The Tree has taken its time to warm up to becoming a festive staple, but the 2013 track looks set to earn its highest-ever peak in the UK this week (14).
Following the release of her long-awaited sophomore album SOS, two tracks from SZA could enter the Top 40; Kill Bill (24) and Nobody Gets Me (25).
Official Chart First Look Top 20 - December 4 2022
|1||1||ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU||MARIAH CAREY|
|4||3||MERRY CHRISTMAS||ED SHEERAN & ELTON JOHN|
|2||4||ESCAPISM||RAYE FT 070 SHAKE|
|6||6||ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE||BRENDA LEE|
|10||8||IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE||MICHAEL BUBLE|
|31||9||SOMEDAY AT CHRISTMAS||LIZZO|
|7||10||MADE YOU LOOK||MEGHAN TRAINOR|
|14||11||FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK||POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL|
|8||12||MESSY IN HEAVEN||VENBEE & GODDARD|
|18||13||DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS||BAND AID|
|17||14||UNDERNEATH THE TREE||KELLY CLARKSON|
|16||15||SANTA TELL ME||ARIANA GRANDE|
|12||16||MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE||SHAKIN' STEVENS|
|19||17||JINGLE BELL ROCK||BOBBY HELMS|
|11||18||MISS YOU||OLIVER TREE & ROBIN SCHULZ|
|21||19||DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS||CHRIS REA|
|22||20||IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR||ANDY WILLIAMS|
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