Ladbaby’s fifth Christmas song, Food Aid, featuring Martin Lewis, was officially announced as the number one single for Christmas 2022 this week. This award follows four massive hits in the past four years, beginning in 2018. In the process, the husband and wife duo have earned a staggering amount of money for the Trussell Trust, a food bank charity in the UK. as Band Aid Trust.
LadBaby’s success was announced on BBC Radio 1’s Official Charts show with Jack Saunders tonight, as well as on the Official Charts Company.
The YouTuber, whose real name is Mark Ian Hoyle, has now broken a long-standing record originally set by The Beatles. The Fab Four amassed a total of four non-consecutive Christmas number ones throughout their career. These tracks were 1963’s I Want To Hold Your Hand, 1964’s I Feel Fine, 1965’s Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out, and 1967’s Hello, Goodbye.
This historic achievement was not lost on Mark and his wife, Roxanne, who told Official Charts: “I can’t believe it! We’re number 1! The charity has done it five years in a row. How have we done it? again? We want to thank everyone who has supported us over the past five years.”
LadBaby added: “A massive apology to The Beatles, and to all Beatles fans…Sorry! Charity wins. Trussell Trust gets Christmas Number 1 again!”
Added LadBaby, “Thank you to all the people who have downloaded, all the people who believed in us and brought a little bit of Christmas magic. We love you all. Yeah dude!”
The duo surpassed the likes of Wham!, The Sidemen, The Pogues and Mariah Carey to the top of this year’s Christmas singles charts. And the internet star and his wife did it all in the name of charity.
LadBaby became an ambassador for the Trussell Trust this year. They said earlier this month: “We knew that with the cost of living crisis, energy prices rising this year, we had to do everything we could to get the Trussell Trust talked about again this year.”
He added: “So we contacted Band Aid, the Band Aid Trust, to ask if they would ever consider letting us work on their song again and we’re honored to say they did.”
LadBaby are the first act in the world allowed to remix and rework Band Aid’s epic 1984 song Do They Know It’s Christmas?
They even sought official permission from the song’s co-writers, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.
“So we left,” he recalled. “We’ve rewritten it, we tried to do the lyrics about what’s going on, about food banks, and also be a little goofy and try to make everyone smile.”
Half of the song’s proceeds will be “donated to the Trussell Trust” and the other half “will go to the Band Aid Trust”.
LadBaby recently appeared on BBC Breakfast where he talked about bringing in money saving expert Martin Lewis to also sing the song.
He said: “We wanted to involve someone who knew about the struggles many families are facing right now. He more than most helps everyone. He helped me when I wanted to get my mortgage. He was the go-to person, and I think a lot of people did. make”.
He added that Lewis could “sing very well”. “Everybody was blown away by him,” she continued. “We gave him Bono’s line and he delivered. When he first walked in we had to encourage him to sing and at the end we had to tell him to stop.”
In recent years, LadBaby has parodied songs by Starship, Arrows, Journey, and Ed Sheeran & Elton John.
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