Official Christmas Number 1 update: LadBaby retains strong lead with Don't Stop Me Eatin', while Boris Johnson protest song climbs into Top 10

Just 48 hours of the race left to go.

With just 48 hours of the chart week left in the race to the 2020 Official Christmas Number 1, social media star LadBaby retains a strong lead ahead of Mariah Carey, while a protest song about Boris Johnson has climbed into the Top 10 since the weekend.

According to the latest Official Charts Company data (Dec 23), reigning champs and midweek leaders LadBaby who claimed Christmas Number 1 in 2018 and 2019, are still out in front in the biggest chart race of the year with Don't Stop Me Eatin', raising money for food bank charity The Trussell Trust.

The song, including new surprise version with Ronan Keating released earlier this week, has kept up momentum in their quest for the festive hat-trick, and could earn YouTubers Mark and Roxanne Hoyle a third consecutive Christmas Number 1.

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Festive favourites All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey (2) and Last Christmas by Wham! (3) trail behind LadBaby, while Jess Glynne's rendition of Donny Hathaway's This Christmas - newly recorded for 2020 - is at Number 4.  

Essex synthpop outfit The K**ts have been scaling the Official Singles Chart this week with their track about the prime minister, titled Boris Johnson is a F***ing C***. The 56-second song, backed by Charlie Brooker and original Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, has climbed to Number 6 and is currently the UK's second most-downloaded song of the week.

Justin Bieber's cover of Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (9) and Liam Gallagher's All You're Dreaming Of (15), which is raising money for Action for Children, are also fighting it out inside the Top 20 with the Oasis star potentially on course for his highest-charting solo single to date.

Bieber is set for a total of three entries on this week's Official Christmas Chart Top 40: Mistletoe currently sits at 34, while Holy (including a new version featuring the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir) is at 35. In addition, a new song from Ed Sheeran, Afterglow, which was released on Monday morning, currently sits just outside the Top 40 (44) and is expected to climb further before the week is out.

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Meanwhile, on the Official Albums Chart, Sir Paul McCartney remains on course to claim the Christmas Number 1 album and his first solo chart topper in more than three decades.

The knight of the realm is in pole position with his acclaimed album McCartney III, with Taylor Swift’s brand new Evermore album close behind – and bidding to retain the Number 1 placing. If it takes the title, McCartney III will mark his first solo Number 1 album since 1989’s Flowers in the Dirt.

The Official Christmas Number 1 race 2020 kicked off on Friday December 18, with sales and streams counting up until midnight (11.59pm) on Thursday, December 24 - whoever you’re backing get behind them before then.

The winner will be announced exclusively on BBC Radio 1’s The Official Chart with Katie Thistleton, 2-4pm on Christmas Day, Friday December 25. The full Top 100 Official Christmas Singles Chart and Albums Chart will be published on from 5.45pm.

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Joshua Sombra


Could LadBaby be beaten by another song? Tbh I don't know and I don't think I wanna know. I am also frustrated that they don't show the sales figures because when you say close behind that really gets me on my nerves. We will find out if the other singers will beat LadBaby this week. Some people have said to me that LadBaby will not be beaten this week when that might be 80% true. It is never 100% for songs to be unbeaten. And if it is impossible for another singer to beat LadBaby then how would another song go to No.1 if they want to be No.1? What do you think, is there going to be last minutes sales for other singles from MC (Mariah Carey) or Wham and is anyone going to beat LadBaby this week?


Mark Willmott


Ladbaby is on nearly 130k so there’s no way anyone will beat that, unfortunately!!!




Would be nice if they put the actual figures rather than 'close behind'.




yeah it may be the christmas charts this week for radio and media, but I wonder who going to be the christmas week sales, From 25th to 31st December, we have to find out on Jan 1st 2021, 2019 Christmas week was River By Ellie Goulding and 2018 was Sweet But Psycho by Ava Max, as Ladbaby only hold one for week only the week before (run up to christmas, or week ending fall dates).


Alan Pardew


I've always thought the most important thing is to be at home with your families on Christmas Day


Alan Iles


Not if your family are f******* c****, f****** c****, c****!