LadBaby LEAPFROGS Mariah Carey in race for Christmas number 1
Christmas number one: LadBaby on why they made parody song
Internet sensation LadBaby has become a runaway hit over the past two years. While he made a name for himself by pulling pranks and showing off unexpected hijinks on his YouTube and Instagram channels, the last two Christmases have seen him claiming Christmas number ones. With two spoof songs, the star has managed to do what only The Beatles have done before him – and that is achieve two consecutive Christmas week hits.
2018 saw LadBaby release We Built This City, which comically parodied the Starship song of the same name, with the added inclusion of sausage rolls into the lyrics.
The song went straight to number one, and saw him claim his first Christmas hit.
2019 saw LadBaby return with a brand new parody, titled I Love Sausage Rolls – mimicking Alan Merrill’s I Love Rock ’n’ Roll.
This hit also reached number one, and saw the star claiming his second Christmas hit.
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This week LadBaby announced his third consecutive Christmas song that he intends to get to Christmas number one later this month.
The song, Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, is a parody of the Journey song Don’t Stop Believin’, and has been released in support of the Trussell Trust – just like the two songs that came before it.
Last week it was assumed Mariah Carey would claim her first Christmas number one with All I Want For Christmas Is You, but now Ladbaby’s song is out, the tables have turned.
The latest odds from Ladbrokes place LadBaby at the top of the list, with an incredible 5/4 on getting his third Christmas number one.
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LadBaby is closely followed by Justin Bieber and the NHS Choir, who has a 6/4 chance on beating LadBaby.
While Mariah Carey was at the top of the odds last week, she now is much further down, with a respectable 13/2 on beating her opponents.
Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati commented: “LadBaby is on a roll in the race to top the charts once again having toppled Mariah Carey off the head of the betting.”
With just over a week left until the final verdict, it looks like LadBaby could do it for a third year running.
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The star announced the new song on his YouTube channel this week, posting a heartfelt video in support of The Trussell Trust.
He told his fans: “The reason why no-one’s heard from me is because I wasn’t going to do it. I thought that we’d done such an amazing job for the charity the last two years.
“I really didn’t want to do it unless I felt we could do it justice. I guess that’s what I meant when I gave that interview last year and I said ’only if the right idea came along’, an idea I thought would give the charity the justice it deserves.
“I didn’t know if I could, and then this year hit didn’t it… the pandemic… and the Trussell Trust told me that in the first six months of the pandemic they handed out 1.2 million food parcels.”
Getting a little choked up over the support he has received so far this year, he added: “You know what, this is a silly song singing about sausage rolls but I really hope it’s going to put a smile on a lot of people’s faces this Christmas.
“I’ll be honest, I think a lot of people need it this year. I certainly need it. So I’m doing it for them, for the charity, and I’m doing it for me because I need to feel happy this Christmas and I think together we can do it.
“Together we can get another Christmas number one. We can feed thousands of people in this country and we make history with a sausage roll.”
LadBaby’s song Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ is available to buy on iTunes and Amazon Music now.
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