It’s the first day of December and it seems as though everyone in the UK’s thoughts have already turned to Christmas – or rather Christmas songs.
Following yesterday’s Official Chart Update, where it was announced that The Pogues’ 1987 Number 2 hit, ‘Fairy Tale Of New York’ Ft the late Kirsty MacColl, was a re-entry in the Official Singles Chart Update at Number 33, it became an instant trending topic on social networking service Twitter. And, with Mariah Carey's 1994 hit, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, also looking set to re-enter the Official Singles Chart Top 40 this Sunday, we reveal the UK’s Top 10 festive tracks, as purchased by you this week, according to this morning’s Official Charts Company sales data.
They are as follows:
01 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT - SLOW MOVING MILLIE
02 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK – THE POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL
03 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU - MARIAH CAREY
04 LAST CHRISTMAS – WHAM!
05 I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY – WIZZARD
06 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS - BAND AID
07 WHITE CHRISTMAS - LADY GAGA
08 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY - SLADE
09 MISTLETOE - JUSTIN BIEBER
10 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - CHRIS REA
©The Official charts Company 2011
While it’s too early to tell whether any of these tracks will be contenders for this year’s Official Christmas Number 1, stay tuned to www.theofficialcharts.com next week where we will be revealing all the potential runners and riders.
What’s your favourite Christmas track? Tell us below!