Clean Bandit claim Christmas number one

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 December 2016
Clean Bandit's Jack Patterson and Grace Chatto

Clean Bandit's Jack Patterson and Grace Chatto

Clean Bandit have secured this year's Christmas number one with their hit track 'Rockabye'

Clean Bandit have claimed this year's Christmas number one.

The group - which includes Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson and Luke Patterson - secured the chart-topping position with their smash hit track 'Rockabye', which has held the top spot for seven weeks.

They said: "To have been Number 1 for seven weeks is something amazing in its own right that we are all incredibly proud of, but to now be Christmas Number 1 is mind-blowing. It's something we never imagined would happen with 'Rockabye' when we were writing and recording it. Thanks to everyone who has made this happen! We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and New Year!"

Whilst guitarist and keyboard player Jack Patterson quipped: "It's weird actually, my mum has got this theory about the song, about "Rockabye, baby" [in the song's lyrics] being about Jesus, and that Jesus is the baby.

"She's talking about this woman who's looking after the child on her own and saying it's a bit like Mary - she had the Immaculate Conception - and Joseph is kind of there but not."

Clean Bandit beat Rag 'n' Bone Man to the crown after his track 'Human' sold 10,000 less copies. Elsewhere, Louis Tomlinson and Steve Aoki's 'Just Hold On' came in at third place and Little Mix's new single 'Touch' managed fourth place.

Meanwhile, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe's LP 'Together' was named the UK's Christmas Number 1 album.

They told "It's a dream come true. There's only one thing better than having a Number 1 album and that's having a Christmas Number 1 album. A huge thanks to everyone who bought the album. Our hearts go out to you all for Christmas. We hope we entertain you with the album for Christmas and lots of love to everyone."

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