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Justin Bieber v NHS Choir: 'Love Yourself' battles with 'A Bridge Over You' for Christmas Number One

Published 22/12/2015

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir have swapped medical charts for the musical variety in a bid to grab the coveted Christmas number one spot
The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir have swapped medical charts for the musical variety in a bid to grab the coveted Christmas number one spot

Less than 7,000 sales stand between the NHS Choir and frontrunner Justin Bieber in the race to become Christmas Number One.

Bieber's track Love Yourself is ahead of The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir's A Bridge Over You - a mash-up of Coldplay's Fix You and Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel - after a weekend with the charity single in pole position.

Just three days remain for the NHS Choir in their fight to beat the pop behemoth after its high-profile appearances on ITV's This Morning and Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 show, leaving the festive top spot too close to call.

Bieber is set to dominate the top three regardless of whether he gets the prime position.

His song Sorry is in third place, while X Factor winner Louisa Johnson will need a Christmas miracle to even reach the top five as Forever Young slips from sixth to seventh place.

Stormzy's Shut Up is holding firm in the Top 10 after he launched a campaign for Christmas number one, settling at number nine in the chart update.

Sales and streams of songs between 12.01am on Friday December 18 and midnight on Thursday December 24 will count towards the 2015 Official Christmas Singles Chart, with the number one announced on Christmas Day.

All proceeds from the NHS Choir song will be shared between healthcare charities, including Carers UK and Mind - with a percentage also being distributed to Samh (Scotland) and Niamh (Northern Ireland).

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