I’m not gonna lie: The UK Christmas #1 winner is disappointing

For the third year in a row, LadBaby has claimed the coveted Christmas #1 on the British singles chart with yet another novelty song about eating sausage rolls.

LadBaby’s first #1 was in 2018 with “We Built This City on Sausage Rolls” (a repurposed “We Built This City” from The Starship). Last year, it was “I Love Sausage Rolls” (sung to the tune of “I Love Rock and Roll”). Only The Beatles and the Spice Girls have had three Christmas #1s.

Competition this year came from Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You,” Wham’s “Last Christmas,” and this song that was my favourite. It stalled at #5. How disappointing.

Here’s the top five.

  1. Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ – LadBaby
  2. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  3. Last Christmas – Wham!
  4. This Christmas – Jess Glynne
  5. Boris Johnson… – The K’s

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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