LadBaby have captured their fifth Christmas number one with their new version 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 song titled “Food Aid”.
Leading up to Christmas, the song sold over 65,000 copies and became the fastest selling single of 2022 to date.
Bob Geldoff and Midge Ure’s 1984 classic was reworked by Grammy-winning songwriter Amy Wadge.
LadBaby has taken the top spot for the past 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 celebratory win makes them the first to get five Christmas number ones, ahead of The Beatles with four and The Spice Girls with three.
100% of the profits are donated to charity, with half of the money going to the Trussell Trust, the food bank’s charity, 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 did we do this again?
“We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the past five years. A huge apology to The Beatles and to all The Beatles fans…I’m sorry.
Charity wins. The Trussell Trust gets Christmas number one again.
“Thank you to all the people who downloaded, all the people who believed in us and brought a little Christmas magic. We love you all. Yes mate.”
Number two was Last Christmas by Wham! which, coincidentally, was 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 Christmastime staple since its release in 1994, at number four.
Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s “Merry Christmas,” which debuted last year, debuted at number five.
The highest album spot this year was taken by Taylor Swift’s Midnights, beating celebratory favorites Cliff Richard and Michael Buble.
Christmas top ten
- Food Aid – LadBaby
- Last Christmas – Wham!
- Christmas Drills – 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
- Rocking Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
- Letting Go – Central Cee
- Firebabe – Stormzy