Sausage roll song beats Ariana Grande for prestigious UK Christmas song title

It may not yet be a classic here, but a Christmas parody of the hit 80s song 'We Built This City' about sausage rolls has beaten Ariana Grande to take the coveted UK Christmas number one song title.

In the UK, Christmas number ones are singles that top the UK Singles chart in the week of Christmas, a particularly prestigious title due the high number of sales before the holiday.

Past songs to take the crown include Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick in the Wall' (Part 2), Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody', and Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect'.

Ariana Grande's global smash 'Thank U, Next' was expected to top the chart, but instead the winner was a lesser known star - at least on this side of the globe.

LadBaby, a British comedian and vlogger, also known as Mark Hoyle, rose to fame when he began sharing videos online of himself and his wife raising their children.

Their parody of 'We Built This City' - with the city being built on sausage rolls in this version rather than rock an' roll - went viral, with all proceeds of its sale going to foodbank charity The Trussel Trust.

Mr Hoyle said he was over the moon with the success, while the Official Charts chief executive Martin Talbot said it was great to see a campaign single take the top spot.

"The success is tribute to the huge effort put into the campaign by LadBaby himself, plus all of his supporters  and, in raising money for the Trussell Trust, is very much in the spirit of Christmas," he said, according to Metro.