The contenders who’re at the moment within the race to clinch the Quantity One spot on the singles chart in time for Christmas 2023 have been introduced. Verify them out beneath.

The hypothesis about who would hit the height place on the charts in time for Christmas was raised earlier this week, with information that frontrunners LadBaby could be stepping down from their streak of annual Quantity One tracks.

Comprised of Mark and Roxanne Hoyle, the LadBaby duo have constantly topped the charts round Christmas for his or her sausage roll-themed takes on well-known tracks. These embrace ‘We Built This City’ (2018), ‘I Love Sausage Rolls’ (2019), ‘Don’t Cease Me Eatin’’ (2020), ‘Sausage Rolls For Everyone’ (2021) and ‘Food Aid’ (2022).

Now, Official Charts Firm have revealed the artists who’re most definitely to take the highest place on the UK charts – compiling a listing of the contending songs for the 2023 Christmas Quantity One.

Amongst these listed are a wide range of charity singles, together with ‘West End Girls’ – the not too long ago shared monitor by post-punk duo Sleaford Mods. Shared earlier this week, the monitor sees the Nottingham band ship a canopy of Pet Store Boys’ 1985 hit single in assist of the homeless charity, Shelter.

One other contender trying to donate funds to charity with their monitor is from Nala The Station Cat. After changing into a web based sensation, the four-year-old cat has launched a monitor referred to as ‘Check Meowt’ – with funds set to be donated to the RSPCA and Stevenage homelessness charity Feed Up Heat Up.

As anticipated, some basic festive tracks are additionally predicted to surge in the course of the latter half of subsequent month, with iconic songs together with Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and the ‘Fairytale Of New York’ basic by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.

Much less typical hits are additionally making their means up the charts in response to the Official Charts Firm – with Australian rock veterans AC/DC changing into frontrunners after a marketing campaign was launched on-line. The motion is available in a bid to get the band their first UK Quantity One in time for his or her fiftieth anniversary.

It is usually potential that the highest spot for the Christmas 2023 charts might go to an artist who has not too long ago shared a non-festive new launch. As outlined by the corporate, these with a very good likelihood of topping the charts embrace The Beatles with their “final” track ‘Now And Then’, Jack Harlow together with his hit new monitor ‘Lovin On Me’ and Andrea Bocelli with ‘Festa’ – an unique track he shared as a part of the annual John Lewis Christmas advert.

Take a look at a full record of contenders beneath.

Charity Singles
Nala the Station Cat – ‘Check Meowt’
Sleaford Mods – ‘West End Girls’
Rock Choir – ‘I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday’
The Gleeman – ‘I Love Christmastime’
Sooty – ‘I’m within the Temper for Christmas’
The Celebs – ‘So Delicious’

Slade – ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’
Wham! – ‘Last Christmas’
The Pogues that includes Kirsty MacColl – ‘Fairytale of New York’
Mariah Carey – ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’
Ed Sheeran & Elton John – ‘Merry Christmas’
Elton John – ‘Step Into Christmas’

Political and social media campaigns
AC/DC – ‘Thunderstruck’
EMF that includes Stephen Fry – ‘Hello People’
The Krackpots – ‘Proper Christmas’

New releases
The Beatles – ‘Now And Then’
Jack Harlow – ‘Lovin On Me’
Mimi Webb – ‘Back Home for Christmas’
Trickster – ‘Silent Night vs Santa Claus is Coming to Town’
Cher – ‘DJ Play a Christmas Song’
Ella Henderson & Cian Ducrot – ‘Rest of Our Days’
Tate McRae – ‘exes’
Andrea Bocelli – ‘Festa’
Tyla – ‘Water’
OneRepublic – ‘Dear Santa’

Retailer exclusives
Amazon Originals 
– Sam Ryder – ‘You’re Christmas to Me’
– Jorja Smith – ‘Stay Another Day’
– Anne-Marie – ‘Christmas Without You’
Spotify Singles Vacation
-Ezra Collective – ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’
Apple Music’s Carols Coated
-Ella Henderson – ‘Stay Another Day’

“You can always tell when we are in the final run in to Christmas – festive lights switching on in high streets across the country, chocolate tubs appearing in all of our supermarkets, the arrival of Xmas channels appearing on our TVs… and, of course, the starting pistol firing on the Christmas Number One Race,” mentioned Chief Government Officer of the Official Charts Firm, Martin Talbot, in regards to the annual race for peak place.

“With LadBaby stepping back after five years as winners, this year’s race looks as open as ever. Aside from the Sleaford Mods’ cover of ‘West End Girls’ for Shelter, Sooty is batting on behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a Rock Choir is raising money for Cash For Kids, and we even have a trance pussycat called Nala supporting the homeless and the RSPCA. Plus, of course, there will be a range of classics… What a Christmas chart race it is going to be!”

For 2022, it was Wham!‘s 1984 Christmas hit ‘Last Christmas’ that closed out the 12 months, when it returned to the highest spot on the Official Singles Chart.

The only grew to become the ultimate chart-topper of 2022 with over 79,000 charts models, in response to the Official Charts Firm. It was additionally the most-streamed monitor of the week.

‘Last Christmas’ first topped the charts at the start of 2021, 36 years after its launch. It had beforehand peaked at Quantity Two, having been saved off the highest spot by Band Support’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ which additionally featured George Michael.