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Ball & Boe Once Again Biggest Selling Veterans in the U.K., Orbison, Presley & Buble in Top Ten

by VVN Music

It's starting to feel like a repeat of the last holiday season with Michael Ball and Alfie Boe spending multiple-weeks as the top selling veteran artist. This week, Together Again falls 3 to 4 in its seventh week of release.

Also in the top ten are Roy Orbison's A Love So Beautiful (8 to 7), Elvis Presley's Christmas With Elvis and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (holding at 9) and Michael Buble's Charitmas (12 to 10). In addition, Noel Gallgher's High Flying Birds drops 10 to 11 and Elton John's Diamonds goes 11 to 12.

Barbra Streisand has the only debuting album by a veteran all the way down at 65 with the live set The Music...The Mem'ries...The Magic.

After 41 weeks in release, Ed Sheeran returns to number 1 on the Albums chart with Divide while Sam Smith is at 2 with The Thrill of It All followed by Pink's Beautiful Trauma, Ball & Boe, and Rag 'N' Bone Man's Human.

On the Singles, Sheeran is at number 1 with Perfect followed by Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas is You, Wham! and Last Christmas, Camilla Cabelllo's Havana and Rita Ora's Anywhere.

The full list of veteran artist Christmas songs on the chart this week:
  • All I Want For Christmass is You - Mariah Carey (#2)
  • Last Christmas - Wham! (#3)
  • Fairytale of New York - Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl (#7)
  • Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid (#12)
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee (#15)
  • Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens (#16)
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Michael Buble (#18)
  • Step Into Christmas - Elton John (#19)
  • I Wish It Would Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard (#22)
  • Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea (#23)
  • Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade (#30)
  • Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono & the Plastic Ono Band (#35)
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams (#37)
  • White Christmas - Bing Crosby (#38)
  • Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney (#39)
  • Santa Baby - Kylie Minogue (#47)
  • Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord - Boney M (#48)
  • Holly Jolly Christmas - Michael Buble (#55)
  • Santa's Coming For Us - Sia (#65)
  • Lonely This Christmas - Mud (#92)