An attempt by Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg to grab the Christmas Number 1 has ended in failure today after his cover of the Starship classic missed out on the top spot in the Charts.
Pipped to the number 1 by LadBaby’s ‘We built this city on sausage rolls’, Rees-Mogg’s own cover sought to capture the zeitgeist in the home counties for traditional British game, typically served with an expensive wine, and followed by an expensive cheeseboard with port.
The single – with absolutely none of the proceeds going to charity – is thought to be the first of a number of releases planned by Rees-Mogg over the coming months, with many expected to have a Brexit related theme. ‘We owe you nothing’, a reworking of the Bros hit, Queen’s ‘Don’t (Back) Stop me now.’, and Eric Clapton’s ‘May – You Never’ are planned for the first three months of 2019.
‘Its a shame that we haven’t reached the top of the Hit Parade, that’s for sure’, said a disappointed Rees-Mogg, outside the south wing of his Somerset mansion. ‘But there is an important message in the song nonetheless – there are some less than subtle digs in there at those people who only marinade their boar for a couple of hours, and who accompany the meal with a 1984 rather than a 1978 Bordeaux.’