Justice Collective are the 2012 Christmas Number One! James Arthur pipped to the post

The amazing Justice Collective have claimed the 2012 Christmas Number One beating off stiff competition from X Factor winner James Arthur.

Robbie, Paloma and Andy are all on the track. Copyright: [wenn]

He ain't heavy, he's my brother swept to the top of the charts claiming the number one spot last night.

The song is a reworking of the Hollies' 1969 hit (ask your Mum) and features so many big names, we are surprised they managed to squeeze them all in.

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The song is a tribute on behalf of the campaign for justice for the 96 innocent victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

The money raised will fund legal representation at the new inquest for the families of those who died.

James was beaten to the number 1 spot. Copyright: [wenn]

The Justice Collective sold more than 269,000 copies, which saw it comfortably outsell James Arthur's Impossible by around 45,000.

What an amazing cause and what a fab number one! Plus, the track features well, just about everyone.

The very fit Andy Brown from Lawson, the always amazing Robbie Williams, Paloma Faith and X Factor's Rebecca Ferguson.

Heck, even Sporty Spice Mel C also sings on the track.

Oh and some man called Paul Mccartney.

And anyway, James has already had his fair share of time at number one so we reckon it's only fair he lets someone else have a little go.