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A song about sausage rolls has beaten Ariana Grande to Christmas number one

A song about sausage rolls has beaten Ariana Grande to Christmas number one

A song about sausage rolls has beaten off competition from global megastars to be crowned 2018’s Christmas number one song!

 

Mark Hoyle – a UK blogger known as LadBaby – has won the race to the top of the Christmas charts with a cover of Starship’s “We Built This City” called “We Built This City… On Sausage Rolls”.

The charity single, in aid of food bank network The Trussell Trust, beat Ava Max and Ariana Grande to the top spot.

“Thank you everybody in the UK who has got a sausage roll to the top,” the Hertfordshire-based 31-year-old said. 

“I don’t think anyone really gave us a chance at the start of the week, but the public support has been absolutely unbelievable. It’s mind-blowing, it really is – it’s amazing.”

Hoyle – who was also named Celebrity Dad of the Year in June – said his original aim had simply been “to make everyone laugh”. He said he hoped Starship would enjoy his version of their song, which originally reached number 12 in the UK in 1985.

“If they want to share a sausage roll and do a duet, let’s make it happen,” he joked.

LadBaby’s version of We Built This City notched up 75,000 combined sales this week to finish 18,500 ahead of Ava Max’s Sweet But Psycho at number two. Last week’s chart-topper, Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande, dropped to number three.

We Built This City is also the first novelty song to claim the festive top spot in 18 years, since Bob The Builder’s Can We Fix It? in 2000.

 


Sources: BBC | Youtube 
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