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It’s time for the batsh*t craziness that’s the battle for UK #1 at Christmas. LadBaby music be stopped!

First, a primer. The British love to bet on which song will reach #1 on the singles chart on the last possible chart day before Christmas. This is a tradition with bookies and the public that goes back decades. Which brings us to bloody LadBaby.

The husband-and-wife team has finished at the top of the UK charts in the all-important lead-up to Christmas for the last five years with their sausage roll-themed parody songs.

  • 2018: We Built This City (Starship)
  • 2019: I Love Sausage Rolls (Joan Jett)
  • 2020: Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ (Journey)
  • 2021: Sausage Rolls for Everyone (with Elton John and Ed Sheeran)
  • 2022: Food Aid (Band Aid)

Yes, proceeds from those songs all went to charity, but come on. We need a little variety. Maybe AC/DC can dethrone LadBaby in 2023. Fans have launched a campaign to make AC/DC the British Christmas #1.

This isn’t the first time this has been attempted. Back in 2013, a similar group of fans tried to push “Highway to Hell” to the top in honour of its 40th anniversary, but it stalled out at number four. Still, it was the best showing ever for AC/DC on the British charts.

So what song should get the support? That’s not been determined, although “Back in Black,” “Thunderstruck,” “Touch Too Much,” “Hells Bells,” and the all-too-obvious “Mistress for Christmas” have been suggested so far.

If you want to know more and perhaps lend your support, go here.

Alan Cross

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