WHAM!'s Last Christmas continues reign, achieving a straight month at number 1

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30 Dec 2023, 15:25

George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley's festive anthem dominates the Official Singles Chart for a historic fourth consecutive week.

In a feat of chart prowess, WHAM!'s iconic track Last Christmas has etched its name into the history books, completing a full month at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart. Last week, George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley achieved chart history as their timeless classic claimed the Christmas Number 1 spot after an unprecedented 39-year journey. As the UK embraced the festive season, the airwaves resonated with the sound of Christmas, featuring an all-time high of 37 festive hits within the Official Singles Chart Top 40.

The festive chart landscape showcased a delightful blend of timeless classics and contemporary hits. Sam Ryder's breakthrough festive anthem, You're Christmas to Me, held strong at Number 2, contributing to the seasonal symphony that captivates music enthusiasts during this joyful time of the year. Mariah Carey's perennial favourite, All I Want for Christmas is You, maintained its presence at Number 3, adding to the holiday cheer.

Ed Sheeran and Elton John's collaborative effort, Merry Christmas, climbed one spot to secure the Number 4 position, while Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree danced up two spots to claim Number 5.

Further intensifying the festive fervor, Michael Bublé's It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas climbed two places to land at Number 7. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande's Santa Tell Me marked its presence in the Top 10 for the first time, securing the eighth spot and serving as Grande's 20th Top 10 hit in the UK.

The festive chart revealed additional yuletide delights, including iconic tracks like Bobby Helms' Jingle Bell Rock, Dean Martin's Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Jorja Smith's Stay Another Day, and Elton John's Step Into Christmas, all experiencing upward momentum from the previous week.

Celebrated pop icon Cher experienced a holiday triumph as her single DJ Play a Christmas Song rose to Number 18, marking her highest-charting single in over 22 years. Cher's accomplishment last week set a new Official Chart record, establishing her as the first solo artist to score a Top 40 hit with new material across seven consecutive decades.

The festive chart compilation was not without its variety, as non-Christmas songs such as Jack Harlow's former Number 1 Lovin On Me and Tate McRae's 'greedy' made appearances, providing a dynamic balance to the seasonal showcase.

As WHAM!'s Last Christmas continues its unprecedented reign, the Official Singles Chart remains a vibrant reflection of the nation's festive spirit, where classics, contemporary hits, and timeless melodies converge to soundtrack the most wonderful time of the year.