The staff of Lewisham & Greenwich NHS have made it to No. 1 for Christmas 2015 with their mash-up of Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and Coldplay's 'Fix You'. 'A Bridge Over You' got to No. 1 after it was backed by an online campaign, despite originally being released in 2013 by the choir put together by Gareth Malone.
The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir - 'A Bridge Over You'
A lot of the moment from the online campaign came in the light of the recent government budget cuts affecting the NHS. The campaign was started on Facebook by junior doctor, Harriet Nerva.
2015 Christmas Chart Contenders
As always there were plenty of songs after the Christmas No. 1 spot, including the winner of X Factor, Louisa Johnson. There was also the song from the John Lewis ad and the odd Facebook campaign looking to hijack the Christmas No. 1. Check out the full list of contenders below.
Louisa Johnson - 'Forever Young'
As always, this year's X Factor winner was highly tipped to go straight to the top of the chart this Christmas. This year's winner, Essex-born Louisa Johnson was hoping to score a Christmas No. 1 with her debut single 'Forever Young', a cover of a 1974 Bob Dylan classic.
Aurora - 'Half The World Away'
The John Lewis Christmas ads are now as big a part of our Christmas tradition as the Christmas No. 1 song itself. Each year the ad features a cover of a classic, often by an unknown artist. This year 19-year-old Norwegian singer, Aurora covered a version of Oasis’ 1994 b-side, 'Half The World Away' for the ad and as always the song has good chance at the top spot this December.
John Williams - 'Star Wars Theme'
Another Facebook campaign is hoping to gain control of the top of the chart this Christmas. A group which has already gained plenty of momentum is hoping to get one of the greatest movie themes of all time to No. 1 for Christmas. With over half a million supporters on Facebook, the Star Wars theme had a really good shot at No. 1, if only they could convert their likes into downloads.
Justin Bieber - 'Love Yourself'
Justin Bieber was No. 1 in the weeks leading up to Christmas and it looked like he could stay at the top spot for Christmas week. In fact with both with both 'Love Yourself' and 'Sorry' in the top 10, Biebz stood a very good chance of bagging the festive top spot.
One Direction - 'History'
The biggest boyband of the year are hoping to score a Christmas No. 1 with the last single release before they take their hiatus. The guys performed the song on The X Factor and James Corden's 'The Late Late Show' causing the song to fly up the chart.
Shakin’ Stevens - 'Echoes Of Merry Christmas Everyone'
It's thirty years since Shakin' Stevens released his Christmas classic, 'Merry Christmas Everyone', this year he hoping to repeat the song's success with reworking of the track 'Echoes Of Merry Xmas Everyone'. The song is being released in aide of The Salvation Army.
Cilla Black - 'You're My World'
In August this year, television legend Cilla Black passed away, now in her memory her fans have started an online campaign on Facebook to get Cilla’s 1964 hit 'You’re My World' to the top of the chart for Christmas. The song already made a brief appearance in the chart in the week following Cilla's death.
The Courteeners - 'Winter Wonderland'
The Courteeners are a surprise contender for this year's Christmas No. 1, they've recorded a charity single with all profits going to Shelter.
Kylie - 'Every Day's Like Christmas'
Kylie is no stranger to belting out a Christmas track and this year is no exception, teaming up with Stock, Aitken and Waterman on a highly festive song called 'Every Day's Like Christmas'.
Blake and Shirley Bassey - 'The Christmas Song'
Dame Shirley Bassey's version of 'The Christmas Song' features male trio Blake, another charity single in the running for this year's Christmas No. 1 in support of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
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