LADBABY ATTEMPTS CHART RECORD
Written by Gavin on 17th December 2021
LadBaby will attempt to make chart history for charity as they bid for their 4th Christmas No.1 with new single ‘Sausage Rolls for Everyone’.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without LadBaby. Mark & Rox have conquered the charts for three years in a row, shooting straight to #1 with ‘We Built This City on Sausage Rolls’ (2018) , ‘I Love Sausage Rolls’ (2019) and Don’t Stop Me Eatin’ (2020).
Today they release ‘Sausage Rolls for Everyone’, their tongue-in-cheek take of Ed and Elton’s No.1 festive hit ‘Merry Christmas’, which benefits The Trussell Trust, whose mission is to end hunger and poverty in the UK.
‘Sausage Rolls for Everyone’ is an up tempo parody that all families can enjoy and relate to with the opening verse kicking off, “Let’s have a party it’s Christmas Day, Your Mum’s cooking turkey, but been moaning since yesterday, The presents are open and the bin bags are put away, Just until Boxing Day, Let’s dance, Merry Christmas!”
The song is released alongside a hilarious, feel-good video which starts with Mark sneaking Ed and Elton into a music studio past disparaging paparazzi cunningly disguised as sausage rolls. Mark sets the tone with his opening line “Come and sing and dance to sausage rolls with me” as he is joined by Rox and the family in full-on festive mode surrounded by a multitude of Christmas and sausage roll props as they sing and dance joyfully throughout.
A full on Christmas extravaganza, Ed can be seen joining Mark and Rox in full song whilst playing a sausage roll guitar in a sausage roll Christmas jumper and sausage roll Christmas hat. Elton joins the fun too, belting out the track from a decorated piano in Christmas glasses with some secret sausage roll socks tucked into his trademark glitter-platforms. Ed and Elton chomp on sausage rolls throughout, with Elton qiuping at the end. “ I haven’t had a sausage roll in years’.
Mark and Rox said, “Trying to keep this video under wraps was so hard, so when you see us bundling Ed and Elton into the studio dressed as sausage rolls, that was a genuine ploy to try and keep everything secret! We had so much fun making this video, Ed and Elton were great sports.
But behind the hilarity, the reason for making the track is to raise as much money as we possibly can for the Trussell Trust. Please do not assume that just because we’ve convinced some big music industry names to help sing on the track that we will hit #1 without your help. We need EVERYONE to download the track and help us try and make history! We HAVE to do whatever it takes to build a future where all of us can afford to go to sleep with a full stomach.”
Elton said,”LadBaby are just the nicest people in the world, and they raise so much money each and every year for The Trussell Trust. It’s really important that people download and stream this record so that people who need the support can have a meal this Christmas.”
Ed said, “I’m proud to be supporting and featuring on LadBaby’s very fun rework of Merry Christmas. All profits will be donated to The Trussell Trust which is a very wonderful and important charity, so make sure you stream it, buy it and play it on repeat”.
The release of ‘Sausage Rolls for Everyone’, could also help LadBaby make music history. If it reaches the top of the charts, they’ll become the only act in history to achieve four consecutive Christmas #1 singles.
Behind the fun, however, there’s a serious issue at stake. The Trussell Trust provides emergency food parcels to people living in crisis and is expected to hand out more than 7,000 emergency food parcels a day this December. Data from the Trussell Trust showed food banks in its network distributed 935,749 emergency food parcels in the six months to the end of September. That’s more than 5,000 packages a day – and food banks are braced for need to increase to 7,000-a-day this month as temperatures plummet and families face an impossible decision between “eating or heating” in the run-up to Christmas.
Emma Revie, Chief Executive Officer at the Trussell Trust said:“Everyone in the UK should be able to afford the essentials – to buy their own food and heat their homes. Yet food banks in our network continue to see more and people being pushed deeper into poverty as they face giving out 7,000 food parcels a day this December. This is not right. But we know if we come together to push for change, we can ensure that nobody needs to turn to charity to feed their family. That’s why we are so grateful to LadBaby for their incredible support for a fourth year running.”