LadBaby have claimed their fifth Christmas number one with their reimagining of Band Aid’s “Do They Know it’s Christmas”.
Social media star Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne collaborated with MoneySavingExpert’s Martin Lewis and a host of celebrity lookalikes on the track titled “Food Aid”.
In the run-up to Christmas, the track sold more than 65,000 units to become the fastest-selling single of 2022 to date.
Bob Geldof and Midge Ure’s 1984 classic was reworked by Grammy-winning songwriter Amy Wadge.
LadBaby have clinched the top spot for the last four years with their sausage roll-themed parodies: We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls) (2018), I Love Sausage Rolls (2019), Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ (2020), and Sausage Rolls For Everyone with Ed Sheeran and Elton John (2021).
This year’s festive win makes them the first to get five Christmas number ones, putting them ahead of The Beatles on four and The Spice Girls who got three.
100% of the profits will be donated to charity, with half of the money going to food bank charity the Trussell Trust and the other half to the Band Aid Trust.
The couple said: “I can’t quite believe it! We’re number one. The charity has made it five years in a row. How have we done this again?
“We want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us for the last five years. A massive apology to The Beatles, and to all The Beatles’ fans… I’m sorry!
“The charity wins. The Trussell Trust gets Christmas number one again!
“Thank you to all the people who have downloaded, all the people who believed in us and brought a bit of Christmas magic. We love you all. Yes mate!”
In at number two was Last Christmas by Wham! which was, coincidentally, beaten to the top spot by the original Band Aid record when they were both released in 1984.
The number three spot was claimed by YouTube supergroup Sidemen with their festive rap record “Christmas Drillings” followed by Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, a perennial Yuletide fixture since its release in 1994, at number four.
Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s “Merry Christmas” which debuted last year, came in at number five.
The top album spot this year was taken by Taylor Swift’s Midnights, beating festive favourites Cliff Richard and Michael Buble.
Christmas top ten
- Food Aid – LadBaby
- Last Christmas – Wham!
- Christmas Drillings – Sidemen
- All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
- Merry Christmas – Ed Sheeran & Elton John
- Escapism – RAYE & 070 Shake
- F*** The Tories – The Kunts
- Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
- Let Go – Central Cee
- Firebabe – Stormzy