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The NHS Choir Beat Justin Bieber To Christmas No.1

The single shot to the top spot with 127,000 combined chart sales, 31,000 ahead of Justin Bieber's Love Yourself.

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The NHS Christmas Choir has beaten Justin Bieber To Christmas No.1 with their charity single A Bridge Over You.

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The song came in ahead of Adele's Hello at number four, Justin Bieber's Sorry at number three and Justin Bieber's Love Yourself at number two.

"This is just incredible for everyone who works in the NHS," Dr Katie Rogerson, who organised the single's campaign, told Radio 1 when the final chart position was announced.

She added that everyone who is working in the NHS today was "doing a great job".

The track shot to the lead for Christmas No.1 on Wednesday after Justin Bieber urged fans to "do the right thing" and buy the NHS Choir's single rather than his.

so for 1 week it's ok not to be #1. Let's do the right thing & help them win. It's Christmas. @Choir_NHS good luck https://t.co/ORCtFY1k4i

Bridge Over You took the Christmas top spot with combined chart sales of 127,000, a staggering 31,000 ahead of Bieber according to Official Charts.

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Doctors on Twitter reacted with glee.

NHS CHOIR @NHS4XmasNo1 XMAS NUMBER 1!!!!!!!! Yeessssssssssssssss #loveurnhs #TIMETOLISTENJEREMY

Great news about the NHS No.1 song. Let's hope it's helped hugely to highlight what this government is doing to our NHS. 😀 #NHS4XmasNo1

A fitting Christmas Day tribute to the British people & our beloved #NHS https://t.co/IQixKZpNE8 #nhsisnumber1 !!!

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

Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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