Christmas Invasion: Wham!, Mariah Carey and The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl all in running for Number 1

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It’s a Christmas invasion this week on the Official Singles Chart as Wham!, Mariah Carey and The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl lead a festive charge into the Top 10.

Last Christmas by Wham! takes the lead for Number 1, but it’s not a done deal yet. Less than 1,500 chart units behind is the Queen of Christmas herself Mariah Carey, at Number 2 with All I Want For Christmas Is You.

The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl’s Fairytale of New York (3) is also in with a chance of the top spot this week, as fans campaign to get the track to Number 1 for the first time ever following the death of Shane MacGowan.

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Other Christmas tracks that could rise into the Top 10 this week include Sam Ryder’s You’re Christmas to Me (4), Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (6), Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s Merry Christmas (7), Michael Bublé’s It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (8), Jorja Smith’s Stay Another Day cover (9) and Shakin’ Stevens’ Merry Christmas Everyone (10).

And it doesn’t stop there! Other festive staples set to rise further in the Top 20 week are Bobbly Helms’ Jingle Bell Rock (11), Andy Williams’ It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of the Year  (12), Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me (14), Kelly Clarkson’s Underneath the Tree (15), Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? (16), Dean Martin’s  Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (17) and John & Yoko’s Plastic Ono Band on Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (18).

Taylor Swift’s You’re Losing Me could make its UK chart debut at Number 18, following its release on streaming services.

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Please, not Wham again. I know I'm in the minority, but I have never understood the appeal. Hopefully The Pogues and Kirsty can make up some ground in the week. Would love to see Brenda in the top 5 too.




, already nine Christmas songs in the Top 10?! 

Good to see The Pogues at #3 at least. 




I make it eight, Stay Another Day has nothing to do with Christmas.




Except being a Christmas #1. Watching the original video, it was clearly marketed for winter.