Wham!‘s ‘Final Christmas’ has reached Quantity One within the UK for the very first time, 36 years after it was first launched.
‘Final Christmas’ spent 5 weeks at Quantity Two when it was first launched in 1984 – stored off the Quantity One spot by Band Assist’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’.
Since 2007, shortly after downloads had been launched to the UK singles chart, ‘Final Christmas’ has re-entered the Prime 40 on an extra 13 events, reaching Quantity Two once more in 2018.
It’s adopted on this week’s chart by two different classic Christmas classics, with Mariah Carey‘s ‘All I Need For Christmas Is You’ at Quantity Two and The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl‘s ‘Fairytale Of New York’ at Quantity 5.
Along with reaching the highest spot, the festive observe has units a brand new report for the longest time taken to for a single to succeed in Quantity One, at 36 years, overtaking Tony Christie’s ‘(Is This The Approach To) Amarillo’, which took 33 years and 4 months to say the highest spot in March, 2005.
Till this week ‘Final Christmas’ was the UK’s best-selling single to by no means attain Quantity One, accumulating 1.9 million pure gross sales to this point throughout its lifetime. That title has now handed over to Maroon 5’s ‘Strikes Like Jagger’ (1.55 million pure gross sales), a Quantity Two hit in 2011.
The observe was streamed 10.8 million occasions within the week main as much as the chart reveal, additionally breaking the report for probably the most streams in every week for any tune in 2020.
In the meantime, a County Durham highway signal has gained a brand new addition within the type of a tribute to Wham! and the duo’s single ‘Final Christmas’.