A charity single produced in memory of Jo Cox and a novelty track made by South Yorkshire firefighters have both made strong starts in their respective bids to be named Christmas number one.
The Friends of Jo Cox – a cross-party group of MPs and popstars – teamed up for a cover of The Rolling Stones' 1969 hit You Can't Always Get What You Want.
The single is raising money for the Jo Cox Foundation, set up following the murder of the Batley and Spen MP earlier this year.
According to official figures, a day after its release, the song was at number nine in the charts.
Meanwhile, a team of South Yorkshire firefighters calling themselves The Everly Pregnant Brothers were at number 15 with Chip Pan – their reworking of the Kings of Leon’s Sex On Fire. It features the lyric: 'My chip pan's on fire' and is about the hazards of such incidents.
The group performed on Channel 4 comedy show The Last Leg on Friday.
Proceeds from this release going to Shelter and Age UK to protect the elderly and vulnerable in their homes.
Another charity single, recorded by the choir of staff, patients and volunteers from 18 hospices across London – a cover of Mike & Mechanics’ The Living Years – is the current frontrunner in the race for the number one spot.