Sam Ryder challenges Wham! for Number 1 with You’re Christmas To Me

The Pogues and Mariah Carey are not far behind as #XmasNo1 approaches!

Sam Ryder is in prime position to challenge Wham! for Number 1 this week. You’re Christmas To Me currently sits less than 800 chart units away from knocking Last Christmas from the top spot.

As it stands, Sam’s Amazon Music Original is expected to rise to Number 2, meaning it'd becoming his second single to peak in that position alongside Eurovision 2022 anthem SPACE MAN.

But it’s not a done deal yet. The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl’s Fairytale of New York is not far behind, following the funeral of the late Shane MacGowan last week. The classic looks to rise from last week (3), while Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You is still reliably in play for a coup (4).

Another Amazon Music Original to keep an eye on, Jorja Smith’s cover of Stay Another Day is looking to be this week’s big riser; up 18 midweek to Number 8. It would be the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter’s second UK Top 10 single, and first in four years.

As the race for 2023's Official Christmas Number 1 single approaches, we also see a couple of festive favourites rising midweek; Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s Merry Christmas (7), and Elton John once again with solo single Step Into Christmas (9).

Keep up-to-date with all the latest challengers for the UK’s 2023 #XmasNo1 here – and expect more developments as the week rolls on.

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Didn't expect to see Sam Ryder's Amazon original to be challenging for #1. 

Glad to see Jorja Smith's incredible cover heading for the Top 10! 😊