X Factor’s Ben Haenow crowned 2014 Official Christmas Number 1

Ben Haenow claims the 2014 Official Christmas Number 1 with Something I Need, holding off Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk and surprise late contender The Wealdstone Raider.

First he wins The X Factor, now he’s Official Christmas Number 1, it’s not been a bad old month for Ben Haenow.

And, with a combined chart sales figure of over 214,000, Something I Need – whose proceeds go to charity Together for Short Lives - is now the second-fastest selling single of the year, behind Band Aid 30’s Do They Know It’s Christmas?, which shifted nearly 313,000 copies in its first week back in November.

“To have even been in the running for Christmas Number 1 against some of the names that were in the race, and then to have actually won is incredible,” Ben told OfficialCharts.com, “It’s an incredible end to my year.

“I’m gonna go and have a few good drinks with my mates…definitely more than a few good drinks… to really celebrate! I’m absolutely shocked, I can’t believe it.”

Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk breaks all-time streaming record

For the first time this year, it’s not just what the British public have been buying and downloading that counts towards the final tally, audio streams from services such as Spotify, Deezer and O2 Tracks were also counted.

Breaking the all-time record for the most streamed track in a single week, Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk FT Bruno Mars (Number 2 today) has been listened to nearly 2.34 million times this week. The record was previously held by Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud which notched up over 1.72 million streams in a single week in November.

Six other tracks have been streamed over one million times this week, including a personal best for Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud (1.8m), plus Hozier’s Take Me To Church (1.1m), Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You (1.1m), Olly Murs’ Wrapped Up FT Travie McCoy (1.1m), Calvin Harris’ Outside FT Ellie Goulding (1m) and One Direction’s Steal My Girl (1m).

Down one place to three today is Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud, followed by new entry Olly Murs’ Up FT Demi Lovato (4).

Rounding out the Top 5 today is surprise last minute Christmas Number 1 contender, The Wealdstone Raider with Got No Fans (5). The track has rocked the chart this week, climbing an impressive 32 places since entering the Top 200 for the first time on Wednesday.

New Entries

Aside from Ben Haenow’s Something I Need (1), Olly Murs’ Up FT Demi Lovato (4) and The Wealdstone Raider’s Got No Fans (5), there is just one new entry in today’s Official Singles Chart Top 40.

Gorgon City – aka Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott - score their fourth Top 20 with Go All Night FT Jennifer Hudson (14). Go All Night is the fifth single to be lifted from the dance duo’s Top 10 album, Sirens.

The Official Singles Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Singles Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 SOMETHING I NEED BEN HAENOW
2 UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS
3 THINKING OUT LOUD ED SHEERAN
4 UP OLLY MURS FT DEMI LOVATO
5 GOT NO FANS WEALDSTONE RAIDER
6 THESE DAYS TAKE THAT
7 BLANK SPACE TAYLOR SWIFT
8 NIGHT CHANGES ONE DIRECTION
9 OUTSIDE CALVIN HARRIS/ELLIE GOULDING
10 ALL ABOUT THAT BASS MEGHAN TRAINOR

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Christmas Number 1 contenders round-up

Check out where this year’s Official Christmas Number 1 contenders finished in today’s Official Singles Chart Top 200:

1 SOMETHING I NEED BEN HAENOW
2 UPTOWN FUNK MARK RONSON FT BRUNO MARS
5 GOT NO FANS WEALDSTONE RAIDER
11 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL
17 DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS BAND AID 30
18 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU MARIAH CAREY
44 THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST IRON MAIDEN
70 ALL TOGETHER NOW PEACE COLLECTIVE
80 SANTA TELL ME ARIANA GRANDE
88 HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS SAM SMITH
101 1914 - THE CAROL OF CHRISTMAS MILITARY VOICES
110 BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE IDINA MENZEL FT MICHAEL BUBLE

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