LadBaby’s Food Aid, a version of Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas, has become their seventh straight Christmas number one.
The song, which benefits UK food banks and the Band Aid organisation, sold 65,000 copies, surpassing Wham’s well-known Last Christmas.
LadBaby, aka Mark and Roxanne Hoyle, now have more number one Christmas singles than any other artist in chart history.
“Isn’t it incredible?” remarked Mark. “All we have is gratitude.”
Last year, LadBaby’s duet with Ed Sheeran and Sir Elton John, Sausage Rolls For Everyone, scored their fourth straight UK Christmas number one.
The Nottinghamshire couple have now surpassed The Beatles as the act with the most Christmas number ones overall, with their sixth chart-topper.
I Want To Hold Your Hand was released in 1963, I Feel Fine in 1964, Day Tripper in 1965, and Hello, Goodbye in 1967.
“A huge apologies to The Beatles and all The Beatles’ fans,” Mark remarked. “I apologise! “The charity triumphs.”
“If there was anything significant enough to steal a record from the Beatles, it was to cast a light on 14 million people who are struggling,” he told the BBC.
“I think it’s an incredible moment,” she says, “and I hope it gets everyone talking and gets everyone supporting food banks all year.”
LadBaby’s career began in 2018 with We Built This City, a sausage-themed rendition of Starship’s soft rock classic. They followed it up with I Love Sausage Rolls in 2019 and Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ in 2020.
Martin Talbot, CEO of the Official Charts Company, stated: “Securing a single Christmas number one is a great accomplishment in and of itself. To achieve it five times in a row is unparalleled and, frankly, unbelievable.”
Their latest cover featured money saving guru Martin Lewis, with a variety of renowned look-a-likes, including a “Adele”, a “Paul McCartney” and a violent “Liam Gallagher”.
It so breaks a tie with Unchained Melody, which has previously reached number one with Jimmy Young, the Righteous Brothers, Robson & Jerome, and Gareth Gates.
Food Aid profits will be split evenly between the Trussell Trust food bank charity and Band Aid’s continued work to combat poverty and starvation across the world.
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