BBC Radio 1’s Stay Home Live Lounge Allstars take the Number 1 area on the Official Songs Chart after a seriously close fight for today’s leading area.
The performance of Foo Fighters’ Times Like These, including a cast of big names consisting of Dua Lipa, Chris Martin and Bastille, raises from 5 to Number 1 with 66,000 chart sales today– 78% of which were downloads.
The track was secured a close fight all week with The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights, which completes at Number 2 today, 3,000 chart sales behind the Radio 1 Live Lounge Allstars.
Times Like These premiered last Thursday on Radio 1, with the music video revealed on BBC One’s Big Night Because night. The track and video were tape-recorded by all the artists included in lockdown, produced by Fraser T. Smith. Profits from sales and streams of the track will be divided similarly in between Children in Need and Comic Relief to offer necessary assistance to people throughout the UK who will be considerably affected by the coronavirus crisis.
Dua Lipa informs BBC Radio 1:
“I was really emotional when I saw the final video with all the artists and hearing everybody come together. I’m so happy that we could come together to try to support a better cause.”
Talking To OfficialCharts.com, Fraser T. Smith remarks:
“To have produced this Number 1 with the Live Lounge Allstars means the world to me. Every artist stepped up to make this a truly soulful version of the Foo Fighters classic, and I want to thank the incredible Radio 1 team, DJ’s who have supported it, and everyone who’s downloaded and streamed this song to raise so much money for all the charities, in the fight against Covid-19.”
Chris Rate, Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & & 1Xtra, includes:
“It’s wonderful to see the Stay Home Live Lounge connecting with so many people; that is has reached number one is testament to the power music has to bring people together in such challenging times. Thank you to Fraser T Smith, Foo Fighters and every single artist who threw themselves so generously into this extraordinary collaboration.”
Times Like These changes Captain Tom Moore and Michael Ball’s You’ll Never ever Stroll Alone at the top, which raised money for the NHS. The last time a charity single changed another charity single at Number 1 was 6 years earlier, when Children In Need single Wake Me Up by Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir was knocked off the top by Band Help 30’s Do They Know It’s Christmas? in November 2014.
While there have actually been 7 Number 1 Children In Need songs for many years, Times Like These is the first BBC song to reach Number 1 on the Official Chart because Perfect Day in 1997.
It likewise ends up being the first Foo Fighters song to reach Number 1 in the UK– their previous best was Number 4 with Best Of You in2005 Times Like These initially peaked at Number 12 in 2003.
In other places on today’s Official Songs Chart, YouTuber/boxer/rapper KSI scores his 4th Leading 40 and highest charting single to date at Number 6 with Houdini ft. Swarmz & & Tion Wayne, and The Scotts– a new pairing of Travis Scott and Kid Cudi – is brand-new at Number 11.
The 1975 declare their tenth and highest charting single to date at Number 14 with If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know), and posthumous Juice Wrld single Exemplary opens at Number 26.
Even More down, 220 Kid & & Gracey’s Do not Need Love leaps 11 puts to 38, and Kings & & Queens by United States vocalist Ava Max raises 3 locations to 39, marking her 3rd Leading 40 hit.
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