The Military Wives Choir are currently number one at the midweek point in the race to be the number one in the UK single chart on Christmas Day.
“Wherever You Are” by Military Wives Choir with Gareth Malone entered the charts this week and leads the back. Military Wives Choir are holding off competition from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” which is at number six in the midweek chart. If Nirvana reach #1 then it would be a similar result to the 2009 Christmas number one when Rage Against The Machine reached number one. Jon Morter, who started the campaign to get RATM’s “Killing In The Name” to number one at Christmas believes Military Wives Choir will finish at the top of the charts.
Other competition in the race for Christmas number one comes from last week’s number one single “Cannonball”, (a dismal Damien Rice cover), by this year’s X Factor winners Little Mix. Little Mix are currently occupying the number two spot. Elsewhere, another donkey is providing competition with Lou Monte’s “Dominic The Donkey” currently at number three.
The Military Wives Choir are the bookies favourites to take number one, at 1/2 (0.5) odds, with “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at 7/1.
© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice