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24 December 2022

LabBaby Beat The Beatles’ Record And Scoop A Fifth Christmas No. 1 Single

LadBaby The Beatles Christmas No 1
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LadBaby has broken a chart record previously held by The Beatles.

The YouTube star – whose real name is Mark Ian Hoyle – creates music videos alongside his wife Roxanne and has scored his fifth consecutive Christmas number one with a sausage roll-themed version of Band Aid classic Do They Know It’s Christmas? in collaboration with businessman and broadcaster Martin Lewis, smashing the record of four festive chart-toppers scored by the Fab Four in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967.

LadBaby told the Official Charts company: “We want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us for the last five years. A massive apology from LadBaby to the Beatles, and to all Beatles fans … The charity wins. The Trussell Trust gets Christmas No 1 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!”

LadBaby – who donate the proceeds from all of their festive tunes to charity – scored their first Christmas number one in 2018 with a sausage roll-themed parody of classic rock song We Built This City and continued the tradition with I Love Rock n’ Roll parody I Love Sausage Rolls, and Don’t Stop Me Eatin before teaming up with pop superstars Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John in 2021 for the release of Sausage Rolls For Everyone.

The Hoyles added: “We never intended to release a fifth Christmas single but as ambassadors of the Trussell Trust we were not prepared to sit back and do nothing in a year when people are struggling more than ever!”

The Christmas chart has Wham! in runner-up spot with last week’s bestseller, the enduring Last Christmas. YouTube “supergroup” Sidemen race 41-3 with Christmas Drillings featuring JME, released in aid of food poverty charity FareShare. Mariah Carey’s recurrent All I Want For Christmas Is You falls from 2-4 and Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s Merry Christmas dips from 4-5.

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