mighty ‘Last Christmas’ (via RCA) is the gift that keeps on giving, the ’80s classic returns with a UK number one
Holiday standard increased 2-1 UK Official Singles Chartreleased on December 30, is its second participation in the summit in 2022.
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“Last Christmas” garnered more than 79,000 combined chart units, including a market-leading 18 million streams, becoming the last No. 1 hit of the year, according to the Official Charts Company.
Less than a year ago, “Last Christmas” was finally crowned in the survey, setting a new record for the longest summit trip in 36 years.
The latest survey is full of Christmas spirit. Indeed, the holiday numbers swamped the top 40, taking 34 spots, including nine of the top 10. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Columbia) improves 4-2; Ed Sheeran & Elton John’s “Merry Christmas” (Atlantic) improves 5-3; Brenda Lee’s 1962 hit “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” (MCA) reached new heights with an 8-4 score; Michael Bublé’s “It’s Starting to Look Like a Christmas Backboard” (Reprise) went 11-6; Bobby Helms scored a posthumous top 10 with a 14-7 finish on ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ (MCA) – his first in the UK. Lizzo was 15-8 with her Amazon Music “Some Day Before Christmas” (The Atlantic); The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl’s “Fairytale of New York” (Warner Bros) was 13-9; Andy Williams ) soared 21-10 on “It’s the Best Time of the Year” (Sony Music).
LadBaby set a new chart record The husband-and-wife duo are the fifth Christmas leaders when Food Aid (BMG) came in first last week. Charity fundraising dropped sharply in its second week, dropping to No. 85.
Expect an entirely different chart this Friday (January 6) as Christmas songs become their annual outing.
The highest-charting non-Christmas-themed song belongs to Stormzy, whose this is what i mean The ballad “Firebabe” (0207/Merky) lights up at 10-5 because of its identical top position.