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Ledbaby claim their fifth Christmas number one with a reimagining of Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas”.

Social media star Mark Hoyle and his wife Roxanne collaborated with money saving expert Martin Lewis and a host of celebrity lookalikes on the track titled “Food Aid”.

In the run up to Christmas, the track sold more than 65,000 units and became the fastest selling single of 2022 so far.

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure’s 1984 classic was reworked by Grammy-winning songwriter Amy Wedge.

Ledbaby has topped the charts for the past four years with their sausage roll-themed parodies: We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls) (2018), I Love Sausage Rolls (2019), Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ (2020), and Ed Sheeran and Sausage Rolls for Everyone with Elton John (2021).

This year’s festive win makes them the first to have five Christmas number ones, ahead of The Beatles with four and The Spice Girls who had three.

100% of profits will be donated to charity, with half going to food bank charity the Trusell Trust and the other half to the Band Aid Trust.

The couple said: “I absolutely can’t believe it! We’re number one. The charity has made it five years in a row. How did we do it again?

“We want to say thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last five years. A huge apology to The Beatles and to all Beatles fans… I’m sorry!

“Charity wins. Trussell Trust gets Christmas number one again!

“Thanks to everyone who downloaded, to everyone who believed in us and brought some Christmas magic. We love you all. Yay mate!”

Number two was Last Christmas by Wham! Which, coincidentally, was beaten to the top spot by the original Band Aid record when they were both released in 1984.

Third place was claimed by YouTube supergroup Sideman with their festive rap record “Christmas Drillings,” followed by Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” a perennial yuletide fixture since its release in 1994, in fourth.

Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s “Merry Christmas,” which debuted last year, came in at number five.

Taylor Swift’s Midnights took the top album spot this year, beating festival favorites Cliff Richard and Michael Buble.

Ledbaby Christmas single video titled Food Aid, featuring a group of celebrity lookalikes and Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis
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Ledbaby with a group of celebrity lookalikes and Martin Lewis, founder of Money Saving Expert

Christmas Top Ten

  1. Food Aid – Ladbaby
  2. Last Christmas – Wham!
  3. Christmas Drillings – Sideman
  4. All I want for Christmas is you – Mariah Carey
  5. Merry Christmas – Ed Sheeran and Elton John
  6. Escapism – RAYE and 070 Shake
  7. F*** the Tories – Kunt
  8. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
  9. Let Go – Central C
  10. Firebabe – Stormzy

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