LadBaby's 'We Built This City' cover is the surprise Christmas number one for 2018

22 December 2018, 01:33 | Updated: 22 December 2018, 01:36

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By Tom Eames

It's been a while since we had a novelty song top the Christmas chart...

That changed this year, as YouTube star LadBaby won the Christmas chart battle for 2018, with his spoof cover of Starship's 'We Built This City'.

He beat Ava Max’s 'Sweet But Psycho', and Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' to top the chart against the odds.

LadBaby - real name Mark Hoyle - recorded his own version of the Starship classic, but dedicated to sausage rolls instead of rock and roll.

The hugely popular 'dad blogger' wanted to get the track to number one as a gift for his long-suffering wife Roxanne. Proceeds from the single will go to foodbank charity The Trussell Trust.

We Built This City ...on Sausage Rolls (Official Music Video) - LadBaby

"Thank you everybody in the UK who has got a sausage roll to the top," the Hertfordshire-based 31-year-old said.

"I don't think anyone really gave us a chance at the start of the week," LadBaby told the BBC. "The public support has been absolutely unbelievable. It's mind-blowing, it really is - it's amazing."

LadBaby's song is the first novelty track to win the festive top spot since Bob the Builder's 'Can We Fix It?' in 2000.

The top five also features Mariah Carey’s 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' at four. Wham’s 'Last Christmas' is at 7 and The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s 'Fairytale Of New York' is at 11.