Comedy rock group The Ok**ts have rocketed up the UK singles charts and are actually going through off in opposition to the likes of Mariah Carey and Ladbaby for the coveted Christmas No.1 spot with their tune, ‘Boris Johnson is a F***ing C***.’
The 82-second-long monitor comprises the timeless and catchy lyrics, “Boris Johnson is a f***ing c***/ He’s a f***ing c***,” on repeat and has already peaked at quantity 2 on the UK iTunes chart (now sitting in fourth place) whereas additionally reaching second place on the Amazon Music charts (presently in third).
Channeling as a lot of the Intercourse Pistols-era punk shock ways as potential, Mike Gibbons (the person behind The Ok**ts) claimed the monitor options Ca***gap on guitar, Skidmark on bass and F***sticks on drums.
Gibbons’ earlier highest entry within the charts was 2010’s equally political ‘Use My A**ehole as a C**t (The Nick Clegg Story)’ together with his band Ok**t And The Gang.
Gibbons plans to tour the nation in 2021 offering venues are open once more, although his plans could also be dashed by the person to whom his Christmas primary contender is devoted, given the latest spike in coronavirus circumstances within the UK and ensuing raft of journey restrictions and extra lockdowns.
Satirist, social commentator and ‘Black Mirror’ creator Charlie Brooker has already given the monitor his blessing, as have many others throughout the UK, apparently.
Many tweeted their very own endorsements for the expletive-laden monitor to achieve the highest spot.
The official Christmas primary will probably be introduced on Friday December 25 however, even when ‘Boris Johnson is a F***ing C***’ wins the title, it’s unlikely to earn heavy radio play alongside the same old yuletide classics given its express lyrical content material and edgy, anti-establishment messaging for the Covid-19 period.
On Sunday radio programme ‘The Official Chart: First Look,’ presenter Katie Thistleton, merely described the monitor because the tune with “so many unhealthy phrases in it, we are able to’t play it on daytime Radio 1”.
The Ok**nts face stiff competitors from seasonal stalwart, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Need For Christmas is You,’ which was pipped on the submit by 1994’s official UK Christmas primary ‘Keep One other Day’ by East 17, and by no means reached the lofty heights of the UK primary till earlier this December.
Nevertheless, the bookies’ favorite for the 2020 Christmas crown is the sausage-roll-obsessed LadBaby (actual identify Mark Hoyle), who earned the final two Christmas quantity ones with 2018’s ‘We Constructed This Metropolis (On Sausage Rolls)’ and 2019’s ‘I Love Sausage Rolls.’
This 12 months’s ‘Don’t Cease Me Eatin’ is presently favorite to win the race to primary.
LadBaby raises cash for The Trussell Belief, which supplies emergency meals to the UK’s poorest individuals, via numerous charity singles annually.
“LadBaby has reigned supreme within the festive charts for years now, each time stunning himself with a sausage roll-themed cowl model to boost a whole bunch of 1000’s of kilos for meals parcels,” Betfair spokesman Sam Rosbottom mentioned.
BetFair odds, at time of writing, for the Christmas Quantity One within the UK are: LadBaby, 1/7; The Ok****s, 6/1, The NHS Choir and Justin Bieber, 12/1; Mariah Carey, 14/1 and The ICU Liberty Choir, 16/1.
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