A Song About Sausage Rolls Has Topped The Christmas Charts Again
Forget Wham! or Mariah Carey -- a song about sausage rolls is becoming the new sound of the festive season.
For the second year running, YouTube stars LadBaby have taken out the competitive race for the Christmas #1 on the British singles charts, with a novelty tune that has united lovers of pastry and processed meat.
Ladbaby -- husband and wife duo Mark and Roxanne Hoyle -- topped the charts again with 'I Love Sausage Rolls', a song that uses the melody of Joan Jett's iconic 'I Love Rock N Roll'.
"I love sausage rolls, so put another one in the oven, baby" the couple sing, dressed in matching tracksuits printed with their favourite snack.
It comes after their success with 2018's 'We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls)' -- we're beginning to get the sense there's a bit of a theme going on.
“I can’t believe we’ve done it again,” Mark told The Guardian.
“Thank you so much to everybody who downloaded the song … I’m honestly speechless. I’m out of sausage roll songs so I don’t know if we can do it again.”
This year, LadBaby beat out artists including Stormzy, Lewis Capaldi, Dua Lipa and Wham to reach the top spot -- and also become just the third artist in history to score back-to-back Christmas number ones.
The Spice Girls ruled from 1996-1998 with '2 Become 1', 'Too Much' and 'Goodbye' while The Beatles blitzed the Christmas charts from 1963-1965 with 'I Want To Hold Your Hand', 'I Feel Fine' and 'Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out'.
LadBaby's motivation in getting the silly song to be the most purchased and downloaded during the festive season is to donate the money to those in need.
The proceeds from 'I Love Sausage Rolls' are going straight to The Trussell Trust, a network of food banks in the UK which provide emergency food to people in crisis.
Christmas number ones in the UK have historically been a mix of charity songs, popular tunes, novelty tracks and nostalgia with Band-Aid, Bob The Builder, Rage Against The Machine and Ed Sheeran reaching the number one spot in the last two decades.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1, Mark Hoyle said he's not sure if he'll record another sausage roll-themed bop in 2020.
"Who knows? I don't want it to become a joke. It needs to still be funny and it needs to still be right. I don't want people to start boycotting it next year if we go for it."
Last week, Mariah Carey's iconic 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' finally made it to number one on the American Billboard charts -- for the first time ever, some 25 years after it was originally released.
Main Image: LadBaby/Twitter.