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Christmas Number One: ‘X Factor' Winner Ben Haenow Beats Mark Ronson And Bruno Mars

22/12/2014 08:54 GMT | Updated 22/12/2014 08:59 GMT

‘X Factor’ winner Ben Haenow has triumphed in the race for the 2014 Christmas number one spot, beating off competition from Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.

Ben’s track ‘Something I Need’ was named number one on Sunday evening, triumphing over last week’s chart-topper ‘Uptown Funk’.

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Ben Haenow

“"It's an incredible end to my year," Ben said of his chart victory. "I'm absolutely shocked, I can't believe it.

"I'm gonna go and have a few good drinks with my mates - definitely more than a few good drinks - to celebrate."

While Mark’s track didn’t win over all, he was a major beneficiary of the fact streaming data was included in the Official Charts Company’s final tally.

With nearly 2.34 million plays in one week via apps such as Spotify and Deezer, ‘Uptown Funk’ broke the record for the most amount of streams in a week.

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Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars in the 'Uptown Funk' video

The inclusion of streaming data also meant Mariah Carey and The Pogues’ Christmas tracks re-entered the chart.

The Wealdstone Raider’s charity single ‘Got No Fans’ also snuck into the top 5.

‘Uptown Funk’ was originally due for release in January, however the release date was pulled forward after Fleur East’s outstanding performance of the track at the ‘X Factor’ semi-finals.

Fleur’s rendition of the tune made her favourite to win the competition, however she was pipped to the post by Ben.

Remind yourself of Ben's winner's single below...

And then listen to 'Uptown Funk' because it's one of the greatest songs ever...

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