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These Are The Songs That Could Be Christmas Number 1!
With five days to go, it's still all in the balance for Christmas number 1. Who's it going to be this year?
Christmas is the most special time of the year, not only because it's the time where you get to eat copious amounts of food with friends and loved ones, but also because anyone's got a shot at becoming Christmas number 1.
Whether you're an established artist with a charity single, a beloved TV character with a comedy tune, the winner of a TV talent contest or just a choir with message to spread, anyone could bag the top spot.
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So far, Clean Bandit are the bookies favourite to scoop the top spot with their hit Rockabye. Their latest song tells the tale of the trials a single mother goes through and has so far featured in the top three in the Big Top 40 chart for the past few consecutive weeks.
Second favourites are Friends of Jo Cox with their cover of the Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want. The choir was set up in the memory of Jo Cox MP for Batley and Spen who was killed in June. The song features Steve Harley, Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall and David Gray, with proceeds helping to launch the Jo Cox Foundation established following her death.
This year's X Factor winner, Matt Terry is also in the running for Christmas number 1 with his song When Christmas Comes Around, written by Ed Sheeran. His debut single feature third in the charts.
One Direction's Louis Tomlinson's debut solo single is also a bookies' favourite for the top spot. The 24-year-old father of one performed his single Just Hold On on the X Factor finals two weeks ago, just a day after his mother Johanna lost her battle with cancer, aged 42.
Going up against his former bandmate, Zayn Malik has also released a single just in time for the festive period. The collaboration with Taylor Swift, I Don't Wanna Live Forever, is the new theme for Fifty Shades Darker film which won't be released until Valentine's Day 2017.
And of course how can we forget that Cruz Beckham has entered the race too, with his charity single If Every Day Was Christmas, where proceeds will be going to our very own Global's Make Some Noise.
William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly, said: "What we know for certain is the Clean Bandit are still selling records and it’s going to be very hard for anybody to knock them off the top spot however if anybody does it we think it will be Friends of Jo Cox."
There's so much to choose from this year! To find out the Christmas number 1, tune in to the Vodaphone Big Top 40 Christmas chart show with Marvin Hume this Sunday from 4pm.
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