2012 Christmas No. 1: The Justice Collective - 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'

Robbie Williams, Mel C, Paloma Faith and Beverley Knight came together to perform a charity song in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster. 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' went on to become the 2012 Christmas No. 1.

The Justice Collective - 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'

Kenny Dalglish revealed the plans for the charity single, a cover of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother', earlier this year, the profits from the single will help the Hillsborough families' in their ongoing fight for justice. The song also features X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson, Peter Hooton, Pete Wylie, John Power, Dave McCabe, Shane MacGowan, Mick Jones from The Clash, Richard Hawley, Ren Harvieu, Paul Heaton of the Housemartins and Beautiful South and Jon McClure from Reverend & The Makers.

2012 Christmas Chart Contenders

Despite the impressive list of names making up the Justice Collective, there was still pretty tough competition from whole host of other artists hoping to bag the festive top spot. Check out the full list of Christmas chart contenders below...

Military Wives' Choir - 'Stronger Together'

Last year Gareth Malone's Military Wives' Choirs made it to Christmas No. 1 with their debut single 'Wherever You Are', raising more than half a million pounds for Forces charities along the way and this year they could do the double. The choir are releasing their new album , 'Stronger Together' at the end of the year, the choir have broken records at the shoot of the music video for the album's title track. Over 600 members of the choir traveled to Wellington Barracks to shoot the largest music video in history.

James Arthur - 'Impossible'

This year's X Factor winner, James Arthur stands a good chance of making it to No. 1 for Christmas, the 24-year-old, Teeside singer released a cover of Shontelle's 'Impossible' following his win on the talent show.

The Games Maker Choir - 'I Wish For You The World'

A group of London 2012 Games volunteers have come together with Alistair Griffin to record a potential Christmas hit 'I Wish For You The World'. The song is being backed by the Mayor of London and is an emotional, retrospective celebration of a summer like no other, from the Diamond Jubilee to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

£1 Fish Man - 'One Pound Fish'

The East London market trader known simply as the £1 Fish Man became a viral sensation on the internet over the summer of 2012. Now, what could be better for Christmas than an actual song version of the internet hit? The single 'One Pound Fish' is available to download now and is in the running for this year's Christmas No. 1.

Girls Aloud - 'Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me'

'Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me' is released on December 16th which puts it in the running for the 2012 Christmas No. 1.

Christina Perri - 'Something About December'

Christina Perri spent months in the chart in 2011 with her single, 'Jar Of Hearts'. She's back for Christmas in 2012 with her new album, 'A Very Merry Perri Christmas'. The festive album includes the song 'Something About December', which is available to download already but as our chart starts to get festive, could the song climb in to top ten?

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