Wham! The Pogues, and Mariah Carey top the UK top 40 with a barrage of Christmas tunes.

Nearly three quarters of the top 40 tracks in the UK charts are holiday melodies, indicating that Christmas has arrived early.

The fourth time that Wham’s Last Christmas has topped the singles chart, All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey comes in second.

Fairytale of New York has risen to number four, one week following the passing of singer Shane Macgowan

In 2021, George Michael and Ridgeley’s 1984 holiday hit broke the record for the longest period to hit number one.

It made it to the top once more in 2022, and once more just at the start of 2023.

However, during Christmas week proper, it has never been at the top. However, things might alter this year as YouTubers and charitable givers Lad Baby, who have owned the top spot for Christmas five years running, have chosen not to compete in the 2023 race.

of The Pogues.

With two weeks until the Christmas number one is released, it still has a chance to debut at the top.

The 1987 single, which featured Kirsty MacColl, reached its peak at number two until the Pet Shop Boys’ “Always on My Mind” beat it to a merry first place.

This week’s top 10 features eight festive tunes, with Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s smash Merry Christmas at number seven and Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree at number six.

One half of Wham! Andrew Ridgeley expressed his excitement that “Last Christmas has once again reached the zenith of the Official Singles Chart” and that “it feels like Christmas has indeed come early” in an interview with the Official Charts Company.

Ariana Grande’s “Santa Tell Me “Peaked at number 11, Michael Bublé’s “Holly Jolly Christmas” at number 21, and Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody,” which marks its 50th anniversary of release, at number 39 are among the 28 festive songs that are in the top 40.

After spending three weeks at the top of the chart, Jack Harlow’s non-seasonal single “Lovion on Me” has fallen to third place.

Only one of the top five albums, Michael Bublé’s Christmas, is a festive record, thus merriment has not yet fully taken hold of the album rankings.

With his latest album i/o, the former Genesis singer has achieved his third solo number one—his first set of brand-new songs in twenty-one years.

The World EP – Fin, the last installment of K-pop group Ateez’s The World trilogy, debuted at number two and set a career best for the group. Cher’s Christmas collection, which debuted at number eight on the chart, is spreading some holiday pleasure.

Summary

The UK charts have seen nearly three-quarters of the top 40 tracks being holiday melodies, indicating that Christmas has arrived early. Wham’s Last Christmas has topped the singles chart for the fourth time, while Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You comes in second. Fairytale of New York has risen to number four, following the passing of singer Shane Macgowan. George Michael and Ridgeley’s 1984 holiday hit broke the record for the longest period to hit number one. However, YouTubers and charitable givers Lad Baby have chosen not to compete in the 2023 race. The top 10 features eight festive tunes, with Ed Sheeran and Elton John’s Merry Christmas at number seven and Brenda Lee’s Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree at number six.

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