Robbie Williams thinks it’ll be a Christmas miracle if he reaches number one (Picture: Getty Images)
The superstar has penned a cheeky Covid-19-themed festive single which takes a dig at social distancing (’tis the season on so many levels) but be that as it may, it doesn’t mean he’s gunning for the top of the charts.
In reference to his singles chart-topping days, the Take That singer felt they were long behind him as he focused on pumping out the successful albums instead.
Asked by Jenni Falconer for Smooth’s Virtual Coffee Break interview about the race to the top of the singles chart for the all-important Christmas number one, Robbie said: ‘I’m not in it, so I think those days for me being in the singles, high in the singles charts, have moved on.
‘I’m an albums kind of person now, which is wonderful. But I don’t even look at the charts now.
‘I wouldn’t even think that I would get anywhere near up there. but if I did, it would be a Christmas miracle and I’d be very grateful.’
Hey, never say never, Robbie!
It’s been 19 years since Robbie had a Christmas chart-topper with 2001’s Somethin’ Stupid featuring Nicole Kidman.
Feel that? That’s the icy breath of realising how old we all are now.
Aside from his latest single, which comes from his album The Christmas Present, Robbie also teased an extensive list of projects he has in the pipeline, including starting a band and releasing two albums, and hosting art galleries in Berlin and Tokyo – but he admitted he might not end up pulling them all off.
The busy man said: ‘TV shows, films, two albums, I’m starting a band, I’ve got art, I’ve going to have a gallery and I’m going to DJ at the gallery in the evening and I want to do that in Berlin, I want to do that in Tokyo.
‘All of this might not happen. See I have this like splatter gun sort of idea. And then maybe one out of ten gets done. But these are all the ideas that are formulating in my head and I want Covid to end so we’re all healthy, but on a personal selfish level I want Covid to end so I can just crack on with these projects.’