With each festive season, artists battle it out for the coveted Christmas number one spot, and in recent years there is one particular act that has been on a (sausage) roll.

The Official Charts have released a list of every official Christmas number one of the past 10 years (from 2011-2020). For the past three years, one artist has consecutively been the star on the Christmas tree.

Internet sensation LadBaby aka Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne Hoyle who create family content with their two kids have over 5.5m followers on Facebook have shot up the charts with their parody covers of classic songs, and changed the lyrics to fit their sausage roll theme.

So, in 2018 they covered the Starships 1985 single We Built This City, and changed it to We Built This City on Sausage Rolls. Then Alan Merrill‘s I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll had a LadBaby makeover where they changed it to I Love Sausage Rolls.

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Most recently in 2020, they went to number one for a third time with Don’t Stop Me Eatin,a modification of Journey’s iconic song Don’t Stop Believin’.

All the profits from the songs to the Trussell Trust, a charity that supports more than 14M people in the UK living below the poverty line.

Their music videos are also a spectacle as the couple go full out, in their most recent one they’re sporting sausage roll-themed Santa and Mrs Claus costumes and driving around in a sausage roll van.

They can also be seen belting the track behind backdrops of iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, Angel of the North and Stonehenge being replaced with... you guessed it sausage rolls.

After the Official Charts released this information, it appears some can’t quite believe that LadBaby’s parody songs have reached the Christmas top spot for three years consecutively.

Some of them had some harsh words about the songs, while a few didn’t have a clue about LadBaby.

While others defended LadBaby and pointed out that the parody singles were to help raise money for a good cause.

Elsewhere, the list gave a snapshot as to what other songs have also topped the chart at Christmas over the past decade.

In 2011, Military Wives with Gareth Malone scored the festive number one with their charity single Wherever You Are, while the song He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother by The Justice Collective was at the top spot on Christmas 2012.

The X Factor also had two Christmas number ones within the past decade with 2013 winner Sam Bailey achieving this feat covering Demi Lovato’s hit Skyscraper, and Ben Haenow also won the show the following year went to number one in 2014 with OneRepublic’s song Something I Need.

Another charity single made it to number one in 2015, A Bridge Over You by The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir, and in 2016 it was Clean Bandit’s Rockabye, followed by Ed Sheeran in 2017 with his ballad Perfect.

Could LadBaby potentially achieve a fourth consecutive Christmas number one this year?

Well, despite having not yet revealed whether they will release another charity single, they are currently the bookies’ favourites.

Meanwhile, Elton John, Ed Sheeran and Adele are also in contention, according to bettingodds.com.

So, watch this space...

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