Will Little Mix Be the 2011 Christmas No.1?

TheX Factor  winners Little Mix will need to sell a lot of copies of ‘Cannonball’ during the upcoming week to retain the top spot and become this year’s Christmas No.1. Usually, the winners’ debut singles are released on the week of the coveted Christmas number-one battle, but this year plans changed. Matt Cradle managed this feat with “When We Collide.”

One of my first blog entries back in 2009 highlighted that Joe McElderry was denied his No.1 single due to a Facebook campaign. Instead, Rage Against The Machine’s 1992 hit ‘Killing in the Name of’ topped the yuletide singles chart.

Comprising of members Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall, Little Mix’s chart topping track in question is a cover of Damien Rice’s 2002 hit single ‘Cannonball.’ The track has charted in different versions, peaking at No.9 earlier this year.

Listen to Little Mix’s “Cannonball” via Spotify UK