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Ben Haenow Officially Has UK Christmas No 1

by Paul Cashmere on December 22, 2014

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

X Factor winner Ben Haenow officially has the number one song in the UK for Christmas.

With stiff competition from other Christmas contenders from Band Aid 30 and The Peace Collective, an attempted derailing from Iron Maiden, a wildcard from The Wealdstone Raider, a retro hit from The Pogues and a bonafide pop presence from Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, Haenow’s ‘Something I Need’ took the top spot regardless selling 214,000 copies in the past week.

Proceeds from the Haenow hit will benefit the charity Together For Short Lives.

The Official Charts Company of the UK report that Band Aid 30 ‘Do They Know Its Christmas’ sold 313,000 in its first week back in November, making it the fastest selling song of the year.

The round-up of Christmas contenders on the pre-Christmas chart, according to the Official Charts Company, is:

Ben Haenow – Something I Need (1)
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (2)
Wealdstone Raider – Got No Fans (5)
Pogues ft Kirsty Maccoll – Fairytale In New York (11)
Band aid 30 – Do They Know Its Christmas (17)
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You (18)
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast (44)
Peace Collective – All Together Now (70)
Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me (80)
Sam Smith – Have Yourself A Merry Christmas (88)
Military Voices – 1914 The Carol of Christmas (101)
Idina Menzel feat Michael Buble – Baby Its Cold Outside (110)

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