my baby is number 3 on the christmas chart beating little mix, mariah carey, xfactor AND taylor swift ALL without official promo nor a music video, THIS IS AMAZING AND THIS IS ALL FOR YOU LOUIS AND STEVE, SO PROUD !!
Holy shit, Greg James just named a whole bunch of campaigns that tried to get their song into the either the #1 spot, or into the Top 40 Christmas chart - about 10 of them, and how all of these other campaigns didn’t succeed. He didn’t specifically name us as being a campaign that was successful, but he highlighted how important streaming has been to the charts this week. We should honestly all feel so proud of ourselves. So many people tried to do what we did, but we’re the only ones that actually made it happen.
It’s after midnight and that means the UK Christmas chart is closed. Well done everyone, you’ve all been absolutely amazing and please know that Louis has shown how tremendously happy the project has made him!!
Although we might be tempted to take our foot off the pedal, we should continue our incredible momentum! Why not switch your VPN over to the US and help them with their charts for the next 5 hours? And after that, please keep streaming in your home country, to keep the song up in the charts in the following weeks!
Winner of the fourth series of The X Factor, Leon Jackson climbed to fame in 2007 with his debut single “When You Believe”. Originally performed by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, the song topped the Christmas charts, selling over 400,000 copies!
Bob the Builder
‘Can We Fix It?’ – the renowned theme tune of TV programme Bob the Builder comically reached the number one spot at the turn of the millennium. The children’s favourite outperformed Westlife’s hit ‘What Makes a Man’, and was actually the biggest selling single of the entire year!
St. Winifred’s School Choir
Everyone was shocked when, back in 1980, the St. Winifred’s School Choir from Stockport bagged the number one spot in the Christmas charts. The Catholic primary school had written the song ‘There’s No One Quite Like Grandma’ to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 80th birthday, and it went on to sell over one million copies.
They have since got back together a couple of times for small reunion TV shows, and one of their original members, Sally Lindsay, has starred in ‘Coronation Street’ as barmaid Shelly Unwin.
The Flying Pickets
The Flying Pickets are known for their 1983 Christmas number one hit ‘Only You’, an acappella cover of Yazoo’s original track. Brian Hibbard – founder and lead singer of the band – went on to act in Doctor Who and then briefly appeared in ‘Coronation Street’ as Dougie Murray. The hit’s musical arranger David Brett has since toured with The English Shakespeare Company, and played Dedalus Diggle in the film ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’.
Matt Cardle was another X Factor champion to snatch the Christmas number one spot, with his 2010 debut single ‘When We Collide’, which sold over 815,000 copies. He was known on the show as a talented instrumentalist, and is still touring now with his guitar. His show Intimate and Live hit 15 locations around the country in June and July of last year.