THE UK’s favourite Christmas chart-toppers, Mark and Roxanne Hoyle, aka LadBaby, have announced that they will not be gracing the music charts with their festive tunes this December. For the past five years, the charismatic couple has dominated the UK Christmas number one spot with their quirky charity singles.
LadBaby’s rise to chart fame began in 2018 with the release of ‘We Built This City… on Sausage Rolls,’ a humorous take on a classic hit that captured the hearts of the nation. The couple’s annual Christmas singles became a tradition, each release aimed at raising funds for food banks.
The following years saw a string of hits, from ‘I Love Sausage Rolls’ in 2019 to ‘Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ in 2020. In 2021, they collaborated with music legends Sir Elton John and Ed Sheeran for ‘Sausage Rolls for Everyone’ and ‘Food Aid,’ cementing their status as chart-topping philanthropists.
However, all good things must come to an end, and LadBaby has confirmed to Metro.co.uk that their chart-topping streak will conclude this year. Mark Hoyle expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming public support, stating, “We never expected it to be five, I’ll be totally honest. It’s one of those things that just happened over the years, and we thought it was amazing that the public got behind us in the way that they did.”
While the initial plan was to create a single charity song, the Hoyle duo found themselves continuing the tradition, making history with five consecutive Christmas number ones. Mark admitted, “Our idea was always to stop at five,” but Roxanne clarified, “We were only meant to do one!”
Looking ahead, LadBaby hopes to leave a lasting impact on the charts by inspiring others to produce charity songs. “We want all the top 20 to be charity songs for good causes, having fun because that’s what Christmas is. It’s time for family and time for giving,” Mark emphasized.
As the festive season approaches, fans will miss the whimsical charm of LadBaby’s Christmas singles, but the couple’s legacy of charitable giving is set to inspire a new wave of festive chart-toppers.