In the last chart of 2021, Ed Sheeran declares the Official Chart function as=(Equals) and Merry Christmas with Elton John both recover Number 1 on the Official Albums and Singles Chart respectively.
Ed’s 4th album makes its 2nd overall week at Number 1, having actually hovered at Number 2 for the previous 3 weeks.
At the time of its launching, Equals ended up being the UK’s fastest-selling album of the year, although it was surpassed simply a couple of weeks later on by Adele’s 30 – which completes today at Number 2 with less than 500 chart sales in between the 2 releases.
Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran likewise recovers the UK’s Number 1 single with Elton John cooperation Merry Christmas, as individuals throughout the UK commemorate the joyful season.
After being pushed to Number 2 by its pastry-themed reworking– Sausage Rolls For Everyone by LadBaby, including the set– Merry Christmas returns for a 3rd overall week at the top of the Official Singles Chart. The record-breaking Sausage Rolls For Everyone topples from Number 1 to Number 29 today.
The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York ft. Kirsty MacColl climbs up 3 to Number 4, and Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee is up 4 to Number 5. Even more down the Top 10, Michael Buble’s It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas is up 4 to Number 7, while George Ezra climbs up 2 locations to a brand-new peak of Number 8 with Come On Home For Christmas, and It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Andy Williams increases 6 locations to Number 9.
Entering the Top 20 for the very first time this year is Bobby Helms’ Jingle Bell Rock (16), Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney (17), Olivia Dean who vaults 8 locations with The Christmas Song (19), her very first Top 20 hit in the UK, and One More Sleep by Leona Lewis (20).
Following the release of a brand-new remix with Ed Sheeran, Peru by Nigerian vocalist Fireboy DML flies into today’s Official Top 40 at Number28 This marks a brand name brand-new peak for the tune and Fireboy DML’s very first UK Top 40 hit– though Fireboy formerly invested 4 weeks at the top of the Official UK Afrobeats Chart with the track.
Further down, 4 more Christmas strikes climb into today’s Top 40; Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)– Darlene Love (32), Stop The Cavalry– Jona Lewie (34), Snowman– Sia (35) and Let It Snow! Let Is Snow! Let It Snow!– Frank Sinatra (39). In overall there are 33 Christmas tunes in this week’s Top 40.