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Looks Like Ariana Grande Will Lose The Coveted No.1 UK Christmas Song Accolade To A YouTuber's Parody About Sausage Rolls

"We built this city on sausage rolls!"

Besides debating over whether Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie ever and listening to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You‘ on repeat over and over again, one of the greatest end-of-year traditions is the epic – and sometimes ridiculous – battle to be the UK’s No.1 Christmas Song.

For 2018, we may be witnessing the greatest battle for the UK’s No.1 Christmas song since it became a thing in 1973.

In one corner, we have Ariana Grande and her latest banger, ‘Thank U, Next’.

And in the other corner we have … YouTuber LadBaby’s goofy parody of ‘We Built This City’ called ‘We Built This City… On Sausage Rolls’.

In case you’re wondering, yes, the song is even better than what the title suggests.

At the time of writing, LadBaby – real name Mark – is actually leading the race to No.1 with sales of 45,336 according to The Sun, which is some 8,000 more than Ari’s song.

In fact, Ari may not even reach No.2 on the UK charts this Christmas as ‘Thank U, Next’ is also trailing Ava Max’s ‘Sweet But Psycho’ by 4,000 sales.

But all this buzz isn’t getting to Mark’s head though. All the money raised by ‘We Built This City… On Sausage Rolls’ will go towards The Trussell Trust, which is a UK-based food bank network that provides emergency food and support for those in poverty.

As a cherry on top, Mark is also more than happy to shout sausage rolls to his fellow musicians on the UK charts:

“If anyone in the charts wants to share a sausage roll, then I’m paying. They’re on me.”

Talk about the power of sausage rolls, amirite?

As for when we’ll find out the results, the UK Singles Chart will update on December 21 their time so we won’t have long to wait.

Should ‘We Built This City… On Sausage Rolls’ become UK’s No.1 Christmas song for 2018 – and good lord we are hoping it does – it will rank alongside chart-topping legends like The Beatles, Queen… and Bob The Builder.

What incredible times we live in.

Hugh Jackman Just Wants To Sing And Dance His Heart Out On Stage So Time To Stop Trying To Make Wolverine Happen (Again)

Maybe he can slip in some frothy Wolverine growls in between Les Miserables numbers.

For all of Hugh Jackman’s repeated assertions (and constant annoyances from his greatest frenemy Ryan Reynolds) that he has hung up his Wolverine claws for good, fans refuse to accept that he is done playing a near-indestructible mutant with adamantium claws.

People seem to forget that the man has got some serious song-and-dance chops. Hell, he scored an Oscar nom for Les Misérables, countless Tony Award accolades, and somehow pushed the decidedly okay The Greatest Showman to box office gold.

But maybe they’ll finally get the hint after Jackman’s announcement of his latest big project: he’s going on a massive arena tour to sing and dance his ass off on-stage to audiences around the world.

Called “The Man. The Music. The Show.,” Jackman’s one-man show will see the infuriatingly talented performer belt out tunes from his various musical projects, including Les MisérablesThe Greatest Showman, and The Boy From Oz.

Fans can certainly expect a spectacle befitting of a man who literally played the greatest showman ever in movie because Jackman will be joined by a whole host of dancers and a full-blown orchestra.

As for when and where we can catch this stunning hunk of singing-and-dancing man, the tour will kick off in May 2019 in Berlin. After a bunch of performances in Europe, the tour will move to the US for 22 more shows.

Dates in Australia and NZ have yet to be announced but we can expect them quite soon since we can’t imagine ol’ Hugh ghosting on his home country.

With this tour going well into 2019 (and probably beyond), it’s time to stop trying to make Wolverine happen (again) because it’s clear that Jackman has other fish to fry (and sing to) these days.

Maybe he can slip in some frothy Wolverine growls in between Les Misérables and Greatest Showman numbers just to satiate the fans.

An Amy Winehouse Hologram Is Going On A World Tour Next Year And I'm Sure This Is Something The Late Singer Would Say 'No No No' To

They tried to make me watch a hologram and I said no, no, no.

There are a few things that I wish happened differently in my 28 or so years on this green(ish) earth, such as texting less around my parents’ dogs or being less of a jerk to my Sims characters.

But arguably one of my biggest regrets was not catching an Amy Winehouse concert when she was still alive.

Her tragic death at only 27 back in 2011 remains a shock to the system and yet she remains in the public consciousness due to the enduring strength of her music and the continued pushing out of various posthumous projects carrying her name. While I’m usually for the release of unreleased material from late artists (like Michael Jackson and Prince), the latest Amy Winehouse project has me a little uneasy.

That’s because her father Mitch Winehouse has just announced that the singer will be going on a world tour in 2019 in hologram form.

The show won’t be one of those Tupac-esque onstage cameo appearances either.

According to Reuters, the planned tour will last for around three years with each concert lasting anywhere between 75 to 110 minutes, complete with audience interaction from the Amy hologram, “digitally remastered” versions of her songs, and a live backing band. At the moment, no dates have been announced yet.

For those who think this is just a shameless cash grab, well, it kinda does feel like it but all proceeds will be going to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was established after her death to help young people struggling with substance abuse and various challenges in their life, which is actually a pretty good thing to do.

But having said all that, I’m having mixed feelings about this whole hologram schtick. On one hand, it’s an opportunity to sort of see Amy live, But on the other hand, the singer’s last ever concerts and her powerful posthumous documentary Amy definitely didn’t paint the picture of someone who wanted to tour, making this gimmick feel kind of exploitative and ridiculous.

Her fans are also split on this hologram tour with some excited for it while others are vehemently against it.

Amy defiantly said “no no no” to rehab, but I have a feeling that she’s definitely say “no no no” to this hologram tour from wherever she is right now.

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