Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You tracks for Number 1 as Wham!, RAYE and Lewis Capaldi enter chart race

Mariah Carey's Christmas classic currently leads the pack, but less than 350 chart units separate the midweek Top 4

Mariah Carey leads the Official Singles Chart Number 1 race at the midweek mark, with All I Want For Christmas Is You currently tracking for the top spot. But it’s by no means a done deal, as another festive staple sits less than 300 chart units behind the Queen of Christmas.

Wham!’s Last Christmas eyes a lift to Number 2, currently just 50 chart units ahead of Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero at Number 3. Could Anti-Hero’s reign come to an end on Friday following its six-week stint at Number 1?

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Newly-independent RAYE looks set to see viral hit featuring 070 Shake reach a new peak; the track jumping two midweek (4). Read our exclusive interview with RAYE here.

Lewis Capaldi could claim the week’s highest new entry with Pointless. The Ed Sheeran co-write, and second single to be lifted from his upcoming Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent LP, eyes a Number 5 debut after 48 hours.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as a host of festive favourites are on the ascent midweek. Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s Merry Christmas might just enter the Top 10 for the first time this year (9), while Brenda Lee’s 1958 staple Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree could jump seven spots (11).

Elsewhere in the midweek Top 20, we see yuletide classics from Michael Bublé (It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – 13), Shakin’ Stevens (Merry Christmas Everyone – 14) and The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl (Fairytale Of New York – 16).

Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me could lift 11 (17), Kelly Clarkson’s Underneath The Tree eyes an ascent (18) and Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? looks set to impact the Top 20 for the first time this year (20).

Official Chart First Look Top 20 - December 4 2022

LW TW TITLE ARTIST
8 1 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY
9 2 LAST CHRISTMAS WHAM
1 3 ANTI-HERO TAYLOR SWIFT
6 4 ESCAPISM RAYE FT 070 SHAKE
NEW 5 POINTLESS LEWIS CAPALDI
15 6 MERRY CHRISTMAS ED SHEERAN & ELTON JOHN
3 7 MESSY IN HEAVEN VENBEE & GODDARD
2 8 MADE YOU LOOK MEGHAN TRAINOR
4 9 MISS YOU OLIVER TREE & ROBIN SCHULZ
11 10 FIREBABE STORMZY
18 11 ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE BRENDA LEE
5 12 PSYCHO ANNE-MARIE & AITCH
20 13 IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE MICHAEL BUBLE
26 14 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE SHAKIN' STEVENS
7 15 HIDE & SEEK STORMZY
30 16 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL
28 17 SANTA TELL ME ARIANA GRANDE
31 18 UNDERNEATH THE TREE KELLY CLARKSON
13 19 OUT OF NOWHERE BUGZY MALONE & TEEDEE
34 20 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS BAND AID

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