Christmas Number One contender is festive 'Luke Skywalker'

Former Arab Strap singer Malcolm Middleton has spoken about his battle for the festive top spot.

The Scots singer’s single ‘We’re All Going To Die’ is being championed by Radio One’s Colin Murray with a view to getting the song to Number One for Christmas.

The singer has explained that he sees the fight for the Christmas Number One singles slot as a fight between good and bad.

“Now it’s turned into some sort of battle between good and evil,” he joked to NME.COM. “And I’m Luke Skywalker.”

Middleton went on to joke about his festive release, saying he’ll probably have a number 45-charting follow-up single. “Well, it probably will be 45,” he said.

“I’ve got an acoustic album out in February. Yes – I could have a spurious Valentine’s Day tie-in. I think maybe the way forward for me is to only ever release records when there’s some sort of holiday or public celebration going on.”

Organisers of the campaign to get the track to Number One are encouraging fans to download it from today (December 17), although it will face tough competition for the festive Number One slot, with ‘X Factor’ winner Leon Jackson also in the running after winning the TV talent show at the weekend (December 15).