The race is on for the Official UK Top 40 Christmas Number 1, and the hours are slowly winding down until the big reveal on BBC Radio 1 tomorrow night at 7pm.
A number of contenders are already making their claim for the top spot, including X Factor winner Ben Haenow, but it’s The Wealdstone Raider who is set to storm the top 5 this weekend.
According to the Official Charts Company, the Wealdstone Raider – whose real name is Gordon Hill – has soared a huge eight places up the chart heading into tomorrow.
The YouTube star has overtaken the likes of Taylor Swift, Take That and even One Direction in an attempt to claim the 2014 Christmas Number 1 Single with, ‘You Got No Fans’.
The Wealdstone Raider first shot into the limelight when his YouTube video, mocking rival football fans went viral across the internet.
The Official Charts Company confirmed yesterday (19th December) that based on sales and streams of the track, ‘Got No Fans’ had reached Number (5) on the Official Singles Chart.
In the official video for the track (yes, there’s a video as well!) the builder explains just that; that he’s a builder, he’s not an internet sensation, and he just wants to raise money for charity.
He also told the Daily Mirror earlier in the week: “Simon Cowell, I’m after you. I want it. You’ve got no fans. I’m coming for Christmas Number 1. Simon Cowell do you want some? I’ll give it to you!”
Speaking to OfficialCharts.com about the competition, X Factor winner Ben Haenow revealed that he hasn’t heard the song yet but he’s heard of the Wealdstone Raider, and the clip!
“If I lost out to him or Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars… even to be in the running against both of those is an incredible place to be. I’m really grateful,” Ben explained.
Heading into tomorrow though, Ben is still leading the race to the top, followed by Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’, Ed Sheeran and Olly Murs.
Now, if you want to check out what could be the Christmas Number 1 Single tomorrow, then feel free to watch ‘You Got No Fans’ by the Wealdstone Raider below and let us know your thoughts!