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Official Singles Chart on 23/12/2022

23 December 2022 - 29 December 2022

The Official Singles chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company, based on sales of downloads, CDs, vinyl, audio streams and video streams. The UK Top 40 is broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and MTV, the full Top 100 is published exclusively on OfficialCharts.com.

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BleeUK

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This is the 16th to 22nd December data countdown , the run up to Christmas. The Christmas weeks charts is from 30th December and the truly official Christmas #1 with units from 23rd to 29th. See tommorow for the nation Christmas chart of 2022

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Ronald van Veen

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Again Ladbaby.... I fully support the idea of charity songs but he just spoils the whole idea of the Christmas #1.....

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Sunshine Gal

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oh wanted to ask: anyone going to see the new whitney houston movie? if you've seen it, i'd love to hear your feedback. her sister in law, pat houston, & clive davis (record executive who signed her and became a life long friend and mentor to her) are involved in this movie.

& i feel, that FINALLY, there's a movie that accurately tells her life story. believe me, i've been a fan of hers since 1985 and there's so much more to her life than just drugs & drama. she was also a beautiful person inside & out and worked very hard to make it in music.

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Sunshine Gal

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hey mates, here's a top 10+ list of xmas songs by current & past american acts as well as international artists who've hit it big here & made xmas albums. i left out wham, mariah and many other familiar tracks just to show love to everyone else...hope you all like them!

*backstreet boys/the xmas song* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=q-6c3YorjmQ
*the carpenters/merry xmas darling* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=PB5c-KmxqQw
*jackson 5/santa claus is coming to town* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=B9u4JuEOKsU
*justin bieber ft boyz to men/fa la la* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=QBDcc41JXMU
*nsync/merry xmas, happy holidays* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=oeLfuIzF6v8
*whitney houston/do u hear what i hear?* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=-mXc0xrPt04
*elvis presley/blue xmas* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=B6WnnZRSKYs
*hanson/ run run rudolph* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=lpq5oH0oFvw
*celine dion/don't save it all for xmas day* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=qdRncshZ4Vw
*josh groban/o holy night* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=8Uh6X7WB5UE
*boyz to men/let it snow* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=TasbOmC4NNo

& last but not least, not a big hit @ the time, but this song made it on the home alone 2 soundtrack. i was a huge tlc fan, but can't remember this on mtv or on the radio, but enjoy everyone! lisa's raps are great on this one: *tlc/sleigh ride* https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=JTL2QGlibo4

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Sunshine Gal

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the backstreet boys did a remake of the wham classic 'last xmas', it's really good! here in the states wham was pretty big, george michael would be 10x bigger as a solo artist when his faith album came out in 1987.
https://www.youtube.c*m/watch?v=aKSOjwr2-0w

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Sunshine Gal

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hey merry xmas mates!! it's so cool to see george michael in the top 10 over here and in the billboard hot 100. wham is @ #6 here in the states. i used to hear that song on the radio ALL the time xmas time over here ever since it first came out.

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Damián

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Merry Christmas to everyone!!!

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Sunshine Gal

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merry xmas mate, hope it's not too cold in the uk right now.

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Damián

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Thank u Sunshine! I'm not from UK, I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina and we're having a hot summer Christmas 😆

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Sunshine Gal

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LOL! cool! i live in arizona, south western part of the u.s.

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Damián

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Great to know it buddy! 2 Americans in the room, one from North, another from the very South. Arizona, land of great Canyon valley, isn't it?

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Sunshine Gal

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yes!!

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Giovanni

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Merry Christmas to all!
my top 20 (25.12.2022.)
1. (1) ELODIE – OK. respira (2nd week at No.1)
2. (3) JOESEF – just come home with me tonight
3. (2) MORRISSEY – rebels without applause (2weeks at No.1)
4. (5) KYTES – mister burns
5. (4) TOM ODELL – just another thing we don't talk about
6. (18) LANA DEL REY – did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean BLVD
7. (8.) RAYE ft 070 SHAKE – escapism.
8. (11) ROYKSOPP ft SUSANNE SUNDFOR – stay awhile
9. (7) FRED AGAIN … – Delilah (pull me out of this)
10. (10) ROMY ft FRED AGAIN … – strong

11. (14) MAES – fetty wap
12. (34) SUPERSHY – don't let go
13. (6) JOVANOTTI – se lo senti lo sai (1week at No.1)
14. (35) SBTRKT ft LEILAH – forward
15. (21) THE WOMBATS – dressed to k*ll
16. (24) KIMBRA – replay
17. (9) DRAKE & 21 SAVAGE – rich flex
18. (23) CIRCA WAVES – carry you home
19. (37) RAMMSTEIN – adieu (Andrea Marino remix)
20. (12) SUEDE – the only way I can love you

..............new songs at chart (top 45)..............
34. NEW – DAS KOPE – Pacific coast highway
36. NEW – GORILLAZ – skinny ape
37. NEW – ADRIAN KNOWS – careless
38. NEW – STONE – money (hope ain't gone)
42. NEW – ERNIA – bella fregatura

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Rodrigo Alves

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SUGABABES - THE LOST TAPES

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Sunshine Gal

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lemme know of any tracks of theirs i should check out...don't know too much about them.

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Victor David

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Merry Christmas and Happy New 2023 Year!!!

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James O'Riordan

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My top 10 this week:

1. Escapism - Raye (up 3) *new no 1*
2. Anti-Hero - Taylor Swift (down 1)
3. Messy in Heaven - Venbee & Goddard (down 1)
4. Unholy - Sam Smith & Kim Petras (up 2)
5. Made You Look - Meghan Trainor (down 2)
6. Out of Nowhere - Bugzy Malone (up 1)
7. Calm Down - Rema (down 2)
8. Kiss Me - Dermot Kennedy (=)
9. Ghost Of You - Mimim Webb (=)
10. I Ain't Worried - One Republic (up 2)

Full chart available at:
https://www.crownnote.c*m/charts/thebig30/20221223

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shaun

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Charity records should have had their own side chart and not affect the main chart listings.If only we knew how misleading their positions could be at the beginning. Behind them all is someone’s ego that cannot be fed in any other way.I suppose we should hope that someone actually benefits in the end?? At this rate sausage rock will be a music genre.

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Oliver Cromwell

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so one chart for those wanting to raise money for charity and one chart for the selfish artists

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shaun

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Sounds good to me.

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Mujahid Khan

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I didn't know UK was so hungry!!!!! Terrible No 1.

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David Eve

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So for the first time Ladbaby is only no.1 because of ACR. Would be no.4 otherwise.....

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what would be #3 in this scenario lol

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David Eve

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Top 20 with estimated if on ACR, or actual sales
1. Wham ~108,000
2. Mariah Carey ~102,000
3. Brenda Lee ~77,600
4. Ladbaby 65,335
5. Michael Buble ~ 65,000
6. The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl ~63,500
7. Bobby Helms ~61,000
8. Shakin' Stevens ~58,200
9. Band Aid ~57,600
10. Kelly Clarkson ~56,600
11. Ariana Grande ~55,800
12. Andy Williams ~54,200
13. Chris Rea ~53,500
14. Sidemen 52,269
15. Elton John ~51,600
16. Paul McCartney ~50,400
17. Wizzard ~49,600
18. Ed Sheeran/Elton John 48,377
19. Raye feat. 070 Shake 47,932
20. Dean Martin ~47,500

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Aaron

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Sidemen #3! Delighted for them

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GS

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really shouldve been #1

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Laurence Sully

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Best Christmas Top Three Ever ? - December 1975

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake
3. The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine - Laurel & Hardy

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GS

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probably one of the worst

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thierry henon

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KISS ME by Dermot already out of the Top 100??!! Hope to see him back next week!!

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thierry henon

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Finally the underrated German singer ZOE WEES is claimning her first top 100 this week!! That girl is so talented and should have a huge star by now!! do check her first ever single CONTROL: beautiful song, great vocals...

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thierry henon

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BRITNEY is back baby!! and at number 91 nonetheless!!

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Sunshine Gal

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wow, she's still signed to jive records?? she's been signed to them since her first album back in 1998-99. same with justin timberlake, i think he's still signed with them.

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thierry henon

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hi there. so good to hear from you..how was your Xmas? re Jive records, i think they went bust a few years ago...i think Brit is signed to RCA now...

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Sunshine Gal

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my xmas was great! 2022 flew by so fast though! oh and jive records isnt' around anymore? the owner might've sold it to a larger record label. wow, i didn't k now that.

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thierry henon

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The queen of COUNTRY MUSIC is back at number 89!! Who doesn't love DOLLY?! NO ONE!!

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Sunshine Gal

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that's funny you mention dolly parton, around this time in america back in 1992, whitney houston's 'i will always love you' would be locked @ the #1 spot on hot 100 and dolly wrote that song. fun times! 1 of my very fave hot 100 chart runs

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thierry henon

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I really miss WHITNEY..can't believe she is gone!! as much as i love DOLLY, her song I will always love you was better sung by Whitney...

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Sunshine Gal

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hey mate, so sorry i haven't been on official charts in awhile, been busy with work. i'll be on the current article in a sec, just going thru my notifications.

and mate, i've been a whitney fan since 1985! i was 10 yrs old that year when i bought her debut album...believe me i have tons of fond memories of her and esp. on the hot 100 chart ;). if you have any questions on her or any other artist, esp. u.s. artists, feel free to ask!

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thierry henon

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Over the moon to see the awful PSYCHO dropping so much this week!!

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thierry henon

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Can't believe what i am saying!! AVA MAX and MARIAH getting new peak with their new Xmas songs...So happy for them...

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thierry henon

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NAT KING COLE finally broke the Top 50 this year...About damn time..he so deserves it...THE XMAS SONG is such a great Xmas single...

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Sunshine Gal

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have you ever checked out natalie cole's album 'unforgettable with love'? i had it back in the day, huge success over here! she did some remakes of her dad's and even a duet with him on 'unforgettable'...she won some grammys for it and it went 7x plat. over here.

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thierry henon

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I love UNFORGETTABLE ! at the time, the single was so different of what French people were hearing on the radio...it wasn't a massive hit there and really never understood the reason why??!! but learned a few years ago that the single made the TOP 15 in THE USA and the album was massive....

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Ronald van Veen

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Yes! Finally!!!
I hope you had a nice Christmas https://disqus.com/by/thierryhenon/ and I wish you all the best for 2023!

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thierry henon

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Morning Ronald! So nice to hear from you after so long! Hope you are fine and had a great Xmas as well...Wishing you all the best for 2023 but above all else: a great health...

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Ronald van Veen

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It has been a very busy time for me Thierry, at work and private. But things are getting less busy now, more time to be online I hope. Hope you are fine too and I wish you a healthy and happy 2023, 2024, 2025, etc.....

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Sunshine Gal

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oh yeah that album went something like 7x plat. over here...i myself bought the cassette tape album. it was really good!

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thierry henon

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Really want to see UNHOLY back into the Top 10 next week!!

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rayever

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there’s still 1 more Christmas chart to go yet, but it definitely will go back

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thierry henon

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Really happy that SIA got a new peak this year with her great SNOWMAN....still number 1 in NORWAY: yippee!!

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thierry henon

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Surprised LEONA LEWIS didn't do better this year with her beautiful ONE MORE SLEEP...was hoping to see the single make the Top 20 this year...shame really...

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Sunshine Gal

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leona lewis!?? i remember her back in the day on the hot 100 chart...her song 'bleeding love' was a big #1 smash from what i remember.

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thierry henon

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unfortunately her successful career didn't last long...shame really...amazing voice, great singles...

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thierry henon

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Really hope to see MEGHAN TRAINOR back into the Top 5 next week..once the XMAS songs are out of the Top 100...

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Sunshine Gal

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did you see when her & tay-tay would be battling for the #1 spot on the hot 100 chart? back when 'all about the bass' & 'shake it off' would be neck and neck for the top 2 spots on the chart.

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thierry henon

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i did indeed and i am so happy to see her back on track with her new single...and will chart even higher, i reckon, after Xmas time...

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thierry henon

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LIZZO not only getting a new peak this week with her beautiful version of SOMEDAY AT XMAS but she is claiming a new top 20 along the way!! Congrats to her...love that girl...

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thierry henon

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Please can we get RAYE next week at number 1? Now that the Xmas singles will be out next Friday, really hope RAYE can make it to the top...she so deserves it!! ESCAPISM is such an amazing single!!

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David Eve

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It'll be the week after that the xmas records exit as you have the 23rd to the 25th of streaming.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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maybe not in the next chart because christmas eve and day are both part of the tracking week, meaning holiday songs will be doing numbers that week, but i can guarantee you it’ll be number 1 the week after. think sza might be back in the top 10 as well which i love to see! such a talented artist. hope you had an amazing christmas!

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thierry henon

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hi there! nice to hear from you..i had a great Xmas and it was my Dog's birthday on the 26th so a double treat for me...Really like NOBODY GETS ME by SZA...just discovered the artist and loving what i have been hearing so far!! have a great day...

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thierry henon

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Was hoping for a different number 1 single this week!! So disappointed!

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Ronald van Veen

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Me too...............................

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Simon Hoggarth

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Surprised that Jason Manford isn't here somewhere with Christmas Assembly Bangers considering it's been in the top 10 of iTunes almost all week?

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General Bacon

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Rigged in Ladbaby's favour

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Oliver Cromwell

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love how the mainstream sheep get so triggered by ladbaby winning

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imgayinnit

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Rigged! No way this beat out all these bangers! They're absolutely making a mockery of Beetles, clowns shouldn't be in the same sentence. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60d9c25453f9afd544584a0edeed757cffab1de9c4ce787cc5257fb4bc769b39.jpg

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Conor

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I'm running my top songs of the year countdown on Buzzjack, but I'll put the top 10 on the EOY occ page plus links for anyone who wants to see! I can't believe it looks like bad habits will spend 2 years in the EOY top 2 :o

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Callum Newman

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It is just a bit of fun at Christmas and for charity, people on here are massive music and chart fans and would love it to be a normal song at number 1

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Carl Mefkintallica Foxall

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Ladbaby gets the Christmas number one for a FIFTH year in a row That's five number ones too many We need a charity set up for Ladbaby fans They're the ones that need the most help

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Sakgra

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another xmas no1 joke.even Mr Blobby is far better than this

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Blank

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30 years on, I still find Mr. Blobby funny.
It is also unique in being #1 earlier in the continuous run that earned the Christmas #1.
A record it will always hold among physical releases, but could share if streaming continues the way it is.

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Conor

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My Christmas Chart 23.12.22

1. So Much Wine - Phoebe Bridgers [+40] (1st #1 for Phoebe!)
2. right where you left me - Taylor Swift [+12] (check crownnote for the reasoning!)
3. Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl [+13]
4. Last Christmas - Wham! [+15]
5. Christmas Tree Farm - Taylor Swift [+10]
6. Escapism. - RAYE feat. 070 Shake [-5]
7. Karma - Taylor Swift [-5]
8. Kill Bill - SZA [-5]
9. Loneliest Time Of Year - Mabel [+33]
10. DESPECHA RMX - Rosalia & Cardi B [NEW]

full chart: https://www.crownnote.c*m/charts/conorskitchen/christmas-chart-231222

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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phoebe bridgers!!! she’s so underrated fr

no misses with this top 10 as well

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James O'Riordan

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My top 10 this week:

1. Escapism - Raye (up 3) *new no. 1*
2. Anti-Hero - Taylor Swift (down 1)
3. Messy in Heaven - Venbee & Goddard (down 1)
4. Unholy - Sam Smith & Kim Petras (up 2)
5. Made You Look - Meghan Trainor (down 2)
6. Out of Nowhere - Bugzy Malone (up 1)
7. Calm Down - Rema (down 2)
8. Kiss Me - Dermot Kennedy (=)
9. Ghost Of You - Mimim Webb (=)
10. I Ain't Worried - One Republic (up 2)

Full chart available at:
https://www.crownnote.c*m/charts/thebig30/20221223

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Conor

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yessssraye at #1 love it

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Conor

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Disgusting to see LadBaby at #1 again, but oh well. What do I do with my 4 copies of Last Christmas i bought now?! lol

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GS

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oh well, only one more chart before its all back to normal

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Blank

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Getting proper boring now.
Although what is interesting, is that some of the classics that have been gaining higher and higher annual peaks as the years of streaming go on, are now on the way down (attaining lower peaks again).

Some examples:
Fairytale, Shaky, Band Aid, Andy Williams, Chris Rea, and probably a few more.
They're also starting to have fewer weeks on chart each year, going down from 6 with a mid-November start. I'd call them the A-list (along with some still attaining top peaks: Wham/Mariah).

The B-list are still on the way up or equalling previous peaks: Brenda Lee, Bobby Helms, Michael Bubble.

The C-list (those that previously failed to make the top 75 that now scrape or just fail to make the top 40), are still attaining higher peaks:
Let It Snow (many versions), Christmas Song, Burl Ives etc.

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HazDaSprinter

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As much as I wanted Christmas Drillings to get number 1, it hasn't quite taken it for me either :(, but Central Cee did well this week, it's my Christmas Number 1!
So my Christmas Number 1 Album has to go to 23, because this album is pretty much the only 1 I have listened to this week!!

My Christmas Chart:

1: Let Go by Central Cee
2: Christmas Drillings by The Sidemen
3: World Cup by IShowSpeed
4: Anti Hero by Taylor Swift
5: Doja by Central Cee
6: Starlight by Dave
7: This Or That by The Sidemen
8: Clash by Dave ft. Stormzy
9: Escapism by RAYE ft. 021 Shake
10: Obsessed WIth You by Central Cee
11: F**k the Tories by The Kunts
12: Merry Christmas by Ed Sheeran x Elton John
13: Creepin' by Metro Boomin' ft. The Weeknd & 21 Savage
14: KSI Sucks by W2S (need some nostalgia ngl)
15: Rocket Science by Clavish ft. D-Block Europe
16: All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
17: Mel Made Me Do It by Stormzy
18: Straight Back To It by Central Cee
19: Last Christmas by Wham!
20: Let It Rip (Remix) by Kawali ft. Clavish & wewantwraiths
21: Out Of Nowhere by Bugzy Malone ft. TeeDee
22: Can't Be Us by Headie One, Abra Kadabra & Bandokay
23: Warm by K-Trap
24: Pointless by Lewis Capaldi
25: STAY by The Kid LAROI ft. Justin Bieber
26: Not Over Yet by KSI ft. Tom Grennan (back in because of Sidemen's Christmas Drillings)
27: Man On A Mission by A1 x J1 ft. SL
28: Raindrops (Insane) by Metro Boomin' x Travis Scott
29: Way 2 Sexy by Drake ft. Future & Young Thug
30: Bad Habits by Ed Sheeran
31: Holiday by KSI (read Not Over Yet sidenote)
32: DJ Party (Monster) by wewantwraiths
33: Pisces by Russ Millions ft. Krept & Konan
34: No Time by KSI ft. Lil Durk (read Not Over Yet sidenote)
35: J'M'Appelle by Benzz
36: Fresh Out The Bank by Meekz ft. Dave
37: One Of A Kind by Russ Millions x A1 x J1 x French The Kid
38: Don't Like Drill by Meekz ft. Central Cee
39: Elegant & Gang y D-Block Europe ft. Ghost Killer Track
40: Hide & Seek by Stormzy

Top Albums Of Christmas:

1: 23 by Central Cee
2: Midnights by Taylor Swift
3: We're All Alone In This Together by Dave
4: Certified Lover Boy by Drake
5: Mr Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar
6: This Is What I Mean by Stormzy
7: Heroes & Villains by Metro Boomin'
8: Lap 5 by D-Block Europe
9: Respect The Come Up by Meekz
10: Trapo by K-Trap
Christmas Artist: Central Cee
Last Year: Ed Sheeran

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G Norton

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Well done ladbaby! Yes mate!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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charts and music talk aside, i hope everyone reading this has a great christmas! appreciate every second, spend some time with your family, and pig out on the sofa after that gorgeous dinner like i’ll be doing. y’all deserve it! 🧡

merry christmas,
~olivia xx

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Piran

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Merry Christmas to you too. :)

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HazDaSprinter

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yes yes merry christmas to those celebrating, plus itll be a nice rest day for me since I dont celebrate

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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either way, i hope you have a great day!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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thank you piran <3

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merry christmas 🥰

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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you too bestie

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Piran

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Following on from my singles chart of the year last week, here are my favourite albums from the last 12 months. :)

Top 10 Albums Of 2022:

#1: Nina Nesbitt – Älskar
#2: Tate McRae – I Used To Think I Could Fly
#3: Sigrid – How To Let Go
#4: piri & tommy – froge.mp3
#5: Taylor Swift – Midnights (3am Edition)
#6: Ella Henderson – Everything I Didn’t Say
#7: Pale Waves – Unwanted
#8: The Weeknd – Dawn FM
#9: Martin Garrix – Sentio
#10: Tove Lo – Dirt Femme

Honourable Mentions:

Alfie Templeman - Mellow Moon
Bad Bunny - Un Verano Sin Ti
Calum Scott - Bridges
Carly Rae Jepsen – The Loneliest Time
Charli XCX - Crash
Gryffin - Alive
Kendrick Lamar - Mr Morale & The Big Steppers
Kygo - Thrill Of The Chase

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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nina, piri & tommy, taylor, the weeknd, martin garrix, bad bunny, carly rae jepsen, charli xcx and kygo are great…

…but you know i’m the biggest kendrick stan you’ll ever meet ;) awesome to see him get a mention!

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Piran

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How couldn't I give him a mention? That album is full of tunes! 🔥

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im surprised midnights missed out 😳

glad to see un verano sin ti mentioned though, it’s surprising how consistent that album is

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Piran

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'Midnights' has some strong tracks on it, but there are a couple of skips on there! The four albums above it don't have any in my opinion. :)

I really wish 'Un Verano Sin Ti' had more impact in the UK - the British public really don't know what they missed out on!

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ojitos lindos should’ve been a 20 week number 1 wbk

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Piran

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I wouldn't have minded that one bit! 👀

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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look at you name dropping one of the best songs on there 👀

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Damián

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Ohh buddy, Charli and Carly missed the top ten? They were great albums!. Also happy that BB is in your list, Un Verano Sin Ti has become a global success, but the UK😪

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

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it’s beyond weird that bad bunny was the most streamed artist of 2022 globally, but has struggled to get even one charting song over here since mia (only charted cause of drake). un verano sin ti only got to 70-something in the uk albums chart too while the rest of the world were loving it! oh well, i’m british and i at least appreciate it, i got the cd for christmas. lol. hope you had an amazing christmas over in argentina and i bet you’re still reeling over the world cup win!

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Damián

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HeyNoodle!! How are you mate! Its totally true what you say, though he isn't of my fave artists , he has exploded in America, LatinAmerica and some other parts of the world.
Yesss, absolutely, we are still crazy about the World Cup victory, people got really insane! 😄😄. Thanks for the good vibes and enjoy this festive season !!!

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Piran

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I was a little mixed about the quality of the singles in comparison to previous years, but it was a really strong 12 months for albums in my opinion. :)

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Damián

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That's for sure!

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Anthony Rogers

0

Well it doesn't surprise me anymore but still no Greg Lake in the chart.

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Piran

10

Top 40 Rankings… but for all the Christmas Number Ones in the last 40 years!

Any guesses as to where I think it went wrong?

Seriously though, some of these are so nostalgic! 🥲
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HazDaSprinter

6

"Mr Blobby" has his own category haha

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Piran

4

I didn't know what to score it! 😂

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

3

oh this is brilliant. my favourite on the list has to be earth song, michael jackson is such a legend

also, mr blobby is one of the songs

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Piran

2

Thanks! I prefer his other classics, but I can at least appreciate the message. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

2

the way you make me feel, human nature, you are not alone… i could go on but he’s got too many!!

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Piran

1

'Man In The Mirror' is my all-time favourite of his. :)

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⁉️

2

pyt is the goat mj song no it’s true

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Nigel Coleman

1

Yes when they stopped Physical Copies and replaced them with Streaming and Downloads.
You Tube you don't have to buy it and just pay £9:99 a month and have access to Millions of Songs.
How does the Charts work on that method.
Know one buys Singles anymore cause Real Music fans want a physical Copy.
The Singles Charts don't mean anything now and The Album Charts are so different.

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⁉️

1

apologies to charity songs, love the existence but wow the music is bad:

great/great:

sound of the underground
killing in the name
mr blobby

decent:

hallelujah
2 become 1
i will always love you

mid:

stay another day
reet petite
something i need
skyscraper
when you believe
a moment like this
always on my mind
saviour’s day

bad:

earth song
sausage rolls for everyone
perfect
we built this city
i have a dream
he aint heavy, he’s my brother
too much
that’s my goal
only you

awful:

misletoe & wine
when we colide
do they know it’s christmas (2)
i love sausage rolls
mad world
do they know it’s christmas (20)
wherever you are
don’t stop me eating
a bridge over you
something stupid
food aid
rockabye
do they know it’s christmas? (og)
merry christmas everyone
bohemian rhapsody

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Piran

0

I was referring more to 2018! 😩

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Piran

0

Girls Aloud at the top is amazing! Not my favourite hit of theirs when 'I'll Stand By You' & 'Love Machine' exist, but still a bop. :)

Glad to see Whitney so high up too. Such an icon! 😊

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Karl Macnaughton

2

Lol, Mr Blobby has his own category!

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Official Charts

7

Love this Piran! That Mr Blobby category is a highlight, ha.

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Piran

3

He definitely stood out from the crowd, to say the least! 😂

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Piran

1

I’d have loved to see everyone’s reactions that was announced as Christmas Number One! 😂

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Funky Frazzled

8

This sausage roll rubbish isn't funny anymore... it never was to start with. Give others a chance, Hoyles!

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Piran

35

Did any of you notice the recent article & the radio remind us that LadBaby now have more Christmas Number Ones than The Beatles… that isn’t really a fair comparison at all, is it?!

The Beatles are legends whose music will be discussed, played & an inspiration for many generations to come!

LadBaby will generally be forgotten about in a decade outside of throwback Christmas charts…

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

6

you hit the nail on the head piran!! the beatles literally MADE music

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GS

3

im not a fan of the beatles, but obviously thier music was good enough to get 4 xmas #1s and to be so infuential, seems very unfair for the record to be taken away from them by some tory frauds

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Piran

1

Absolutely. :/

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Conor

5

they get forgotten by the 1st of january and unfortuantely were reminded of them every christmas. well they have that record they were so obsessed with, maybe they'll f*ck off for good now

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Karl Macnaughton

3

Are they really Tory? Everything about that track screams 'not Tory', surely? Foodbanks barely even existed before the Tories came to power. But people do just keep on voting for them despite how obviously appalling an idea that is, so who knows!

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Cloudbuster

5

Agree. If they do f*ck off for good after this, then we'll know it wasn't about "Charity" at all, but just to beat the Beatles record.

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rayever

2

or maybe they’d realise that the public are fed up with them..? they recorded their lowest sales week ever this week

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GS

1

they openly voted tory in 2019 said "they will do a great job"

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Karl Macnaughton

2

Well that doesn't age well!

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Piran

2

The question is, how far will they fall in the next chart, if they even stay in it at all? 😩

Also, I think this was their lowest opening sales week yet, so maybe they’ll finally stop since they’d rather have 5/5 than 5/6!

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Piran

3

When you see these stats, no wonder they’re considered the most successful British act ever! 😅

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Conor

3

idk which would make me happier tbh, 1-out or 1-lowtop100 - both would show how much of a flop it was haha

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Oliver Cromwell

0

the beatles clearly werent good enough to get 5 christmas number ones

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Geraint Gill

1

Yes, I heard Jack on Radio 1 telling us that LadBaby had more Christmas No. 1s than the Beatles, but they are mere nothings next to the Beatles! I imagine Food Aid will plummet out of the Top 40 after next week anyway.

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Piran

1

It's still doing very well on iTunes, so that may give it another week in the Top 40 despite the Christmas takeover, but there are indeed not even remotely close to The Beatles! 😩

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Piran

1

The Beatles clearly were good enough to get 17 #1 singles in total (I think only Elvis has more), spread across 65 weeks. That's about an average of four weeks per #1 single!

LadBaby only have five in total, not even a third of that figure, with none of them spending a second week in the Top 25, let alone at the top! I think it should be obvious as to whose legacy is bigger.

Besides, you can't base an artist's success on one particular week of the year! 😭

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Piran

1

1-OUT would definitely be the better of the two, although I wouldn't mind either myself! 😅

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Ronald van Veen

1

Hope you had a great Christmas (even with Ladbaby in your ears....) https://disqus.com/by/disqus_XJbjZC0JLD/ and wish you a wonderful 2023!

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Piran

1

I did, thank you! 😊

Best wishes to you for the year ahead. :)

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HazDaSprinter

2

Bro... Ladbaby AGAIN???

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rayever

2

damn. :/

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

2

awesome of you to reference a great kendrick album in a dark week for the charts

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rayever

3

I mean I wasn’t but oh well

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

3

the sidemen take “christmas drillings” to the top of my personal charts to claim the 6th christmas number 1 since my charts began!

1. christmas drillings - sidemen
2. escapism. - raye & 070 shake
3. all i want for christmas is you - mariah carey
4. raindrops (insane) - metro boomin & travis scott
5. christmas caller - beach bunny
6. one more sleep - leona lewis
7. f*ck the tories - the kunts
8. raydar - jid
9. everyone knows - cafune
10. step into christmas - elton john
11. you don’t know - loyle carner, rebel kleff & kiko bun
12. pouring outside - dyl dion
13. feel the fiyaaaah - metro boomin feat. asap rocky & takeoff
14. last christmas - wham
15. around me - metro boomin & don toliver
16. gorilla - little simz
17. wonderful christmastime - paul mccartney
18. sippy cup - melanie martinez
19. snowman - sia
20. the christmas song (merry christmas to you) - nat king cole
21. creepin - metro boomin feat. the weeknd & 21 savage
22. chaeri - magdalena bay
23. underneath the tree - kelly clarkson
24. girls - girl in red
25. fairytale of new york - the pogues feat. kirsty maccoll

top 10 albums:
1. heroes & villains - metro boomin
2. sos - sza
3. merry christmas - mariah carey
4. not waving, but drowning - loyle carner
5. midnights - taylor swift
6. worm food - cavetown
7. when we all fall asleep, where do we go? - billie eilish
8. no thank you - little simz
9. mercurial world - magdalena bay
10. this is what i mean - stormzy

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Aqua

0

RIP Lavender Haze

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Aqua

0

Good riddance Psycho

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Piran

23

Damn, given how well the remixes of ‘Christmas Drillings’ sold in the past couple days, I think they could’ve potentially stopped LadBaby if they were released earlier in the week. :/

Nonetheless, big congrats for The Sidemen for finishing in the Top 3 – that’s amazing for the lads! ✌️

KSI is long overdue a #1 single though.

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

1

they showed love to everyone for getting christmas drillings this high on instagram, and that’s an amazing attitude to have. bet tobi’s buzzing that he doesn’t have to look like a malteser tho

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Piran

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Tobi's hair is saved, not shaved. 🤭

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Callum Newman

1

Maybe sidmdn will do it next week

And I was thinking the say the remixes should have been released on Monday

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Piran

1

Yeah, they left it just a bit too late, but they're still selling incredibly well, so may still have a shot at #1 in the next chart after all, haha. :)

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

7

i’ve been too generous about this recently.

it shouldn’t be as deep as it is, but as much as i don’t care about the charts anymore, i care about other people’s feelings. and everyone here’s probably feeling like crap at the moment, because ladbaby just stole christmas for a 5th year in a row.

the christmas chart race is not just any chart, but a british tradition. the last time we’ve had an original christmas number 1 was in 2017 - since then, we’ve had two tory-supporting b*st*rds claiming the christmas number 1 without giving anyone else a chance! i’m happy people are donating to the trussel trust as it’s an incredible charity, but 1) you can donate directly and even give more than just 99p, which is far more important; 2) these little greeds are STEALING a fraction of the purchases. they can’t stand the thought of change either - as soon as wham caught up, they released remixes the following morning. now if that’s not desperation, what is??

it also doesn’t help that the song is the same as the previous four - a cynical attempt at novelty with sausage roll references thrown in. granted, it’s better than last year’s car crash, but considering that’s the worst number 1 of all time it’s not hard to be better. comparing the uk’s food bank situation with ethiopia’s crisis is not it as well, they had it far, FAR worse.

i wanted raye or the sidemen to get there. no, actually, scrap that; i wanted ANYONE to get there other than ladbaby, and i’m certain y’all are thinking similarly. the sidemen put out a post on instagram saying that they’re thankful of the support regardless of the final position - that’s a great attitude to have as a charting artist. also, they encouraged direct donations to the charity they were donating to from the proceeds of christmas drillings. that’s saying a f*ckton!! meanwhile, ladbaby support the conservatives who are the reason food banks exist, and don’t donate the whole thing!

tl;dr - the christmas charts don’t matter anymore. ladbaby took the tradition away.

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Piran

4

I did have a long rant like this written, but tbh, I realised that would be giving LadBaby even more attention when they've had more than enough anyway. :/

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rayever

1

tbf im pretty sure they don’t support the Tories anymore but still, Wham was robbed :/

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Piran

2

‘F**k The Tories’… I think most here would say the wrong word’s being starred out! 😂

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Blank

1

Kuntservatives

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Piran

21

Chart talk aside, I hope everyone here has a wonderful Christmas or anything else they may be celebrating instead. :)

In particular, I want to say a MASSIVE thank you to all the frontline health workers who may be reading this!

Instead of being with family or friends on Christmas Day, they’ll be working tirelessly to save the lives of many British people, despite the unimaginably tough conditions they face.

You are all absolute heroes to our country! 🌈

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

4

i’ve got a lot of love for hard-workers. they all deserve pride of britain awards. mad love <3

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Piran

1

Couldn't agree more. :)

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DJF VLOGS

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The K*nts Were Robbed Of Christmas No.1, Merry Christmas Everyone!

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🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜

3

same goes for raye, sidemen and literally anyone else contending.

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Callum Newman

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No they were not, you were ghay robbed, 6 songs sold more this week that is final, if anything sidmen deserved it more then them,

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rayever

1

no, Wham sold 2K more with ACR and roughly 57K without ACR lmfao