Wham!‘s ‘Final Christmas’ has reached Quantity One within the UK for the very first time, 36 years after it was first launched.
Climbing from Three to One, the Christmas favorite racked up 9.2 million streams over the previous week, reaching the highest of the chart in the identical week because the fourth anniversary of George Michael’s death.
‘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 High 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 monitor has units a brand new document for the longest time taken to for a single to succeed in Quantity One, at 36 years, overtaking Tony Christie’s ‘(Is This The Means To) Amarillo’, which took 33 years and 4 months to assert 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 thus far 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 monitor was streamed 10.8 million instances within the week main as much as the chart reveal, additionally breaking the document for probably the most streams in per week for any music in 2020.
In the meantime, a County Durham street signal has gained a brand new addition within the type of a tribute to Wham! and the duo’s single ‘Final Christmas’.