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post May 31 2018, 10:28 AM
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NHS Choir coming for another number one guys. *_*

Who else do we think will appear on the song then? I can see big British names like Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Stormzy etc. alongside the vintage acts (Paul McCartney already confirmed)

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A charity single in the vein of Band Aid to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS has been announced.

A host of the biggest names in music along with NHS staff, including former Official Christmas Number 1 victors The Lewisham and Greenwhich NHS Choir, will release a cover of Beatles classic With A Little Help From My Friends on July 6.


Sir Paul McCartney leant his support to the project after receiving a heartfelt letter from the NHS staff who are leading the campaign, while BRIT Award-winning, Grammy-nominated Jon Cohen and British-based Kat Aylwin are producing the track.

Joe Blunden, an NHS communications professional who conceived the project, said: “I see how hard NHS staff work every day, and wanted to create something that would show them all just how appreciated they are. Having the support of Sir Paul McCartney is absolutely incredible, and we will be recruiting artists from across the last seven decades to help us celebrate everything that is great about our health system.”

Children’s doctor Katie Rogerson, is also leading the charge on the release, hinted at an array of high-profile contributors: “We don’t want to give too much away until nearer the release of the song on July 6, but we have a host of huge names who are itching to get into the recording studio. We will also be involving staff, volunteers and patients from across the UK, so this really will be a song for everyone.”

Katie along with NHS Choir leader and children’s community physiotherapist, Caroline Smith, were instrumental in landing the Official Christmas Number 1 in 2015 with A Bridge Over You, narrowly beating Justin Bieber after he tweeted his support to the cause.

“It is so exciting to be working on a project that celebrates the NHS," Caroline said. "We can’t wait to record with other NHS Trust choirs, and it is amazing so many high profile musicians want to get involved.”

All proceeds from the single will go to NHS Charities Together, a group of more than 100 NHS charities that have come together to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS and raise awareness of the work that NHS charities do to support the NHS. More information can be found on their Facebook page.


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post May 31 2018, 10:31 AM
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Pfft this is for people feeling guilty about electing the Tories

The best charity for the NHS is to not vote Tory - it's very simple!! They are privatising it and selling it to Trump after Brexit!!
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post May 31 2018, 11:18 AM
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Chris Martin will probably show up, Robbie Williams too

I am a bt sick of hearing this covered though tbh, it was only last year we were shoved this in our face



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post May 31 2018, 12:21 PM
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I am 100% certain that Drake will block them from going to #1 (his album will be massive) and piss a lot of people off in the process
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post May 31 2018, 12:31 PM
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If this goes to #1 then that would be the fourth incarnation of 'With A Little Help From My Friends' to become a chart-topper in the United Kingdom, which would match 'Unchained Melody' laugh.gif
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post May 31 2018, 01:01 PM
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Seriously great cause but I wish they had chosen anything but yet another cover of that song! drama.gif
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post May 31 2018, 01:08 PM
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I'm sure if all the artists who would be involved donated a shitload it would be far more than any charity single that is put out
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post May 31 2018, 01:28 PM
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QUOTE(Tedward @ May 31 2018, 01:21 PM) *
I am 100% certain that Drake will block them from going to #1 (his album will be massive) and piss a lot of people off in the process

I really can't see that happening. This NHS single is going to sell at least 100k which will be more than enough to outsell whatever Drake single we get next.
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post May 31 2018, 02:22 PM
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I work for the NHS, and no doubt this will be all I hear for the next few weeks drama.gif
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QUOTE(Tedward @ May 31 2018, 01:21 PM) *
I am 100% certain that Drake will block them from going to #1 (his album will be massive) and piss a lot of people off in the process


Erm his new one isn’t exactly smashing records so maybe not sleep.gif
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post May 31 2018, 02:58 PM
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Are they that depserate for funding?
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Seriously great cause but I wish they had chosen anything but yet another cover of that song! drama.gif

I agree. How to save a life by the Fray or wires by Atlete wouldve been better
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post May 31 2018, 05:01 PM
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Wow, this is exactly what we need in the charts right now!

I'm not particularly convinced it'll go straight to #1 (it doesn't have the push of being for Christmas #1 like the last NHS Choir song, nor is it immediately following a horrendous tragedy like Grenfell) but I guess it wouldn't be surprising if it does either. At least it might break the record for falling from #1 again tongue.gif
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post May 31 2018, 06:55 PM
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QUOTE(ebae @ May 31 2018, 03:58 PM) *
Are they that depserate for funding?

Yes?? I don't get what your point is here - how can you make this into a bad thing when it's benefitting us [unless you voted Tory in which case I won't enquire further wink.gif]
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It’s not 2005 so I’m not certain this will sell well
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It will face strong competition from the song rush released to mark England reaching the World Cup semi-final. The NHS song will lose out due to the extra surge for the World Cup song when England reach the final.

Meanwhile, on planet Earth...
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post May 31 2018, 07:20 PM
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I also wish they had chosen another song. There's The Beatles version, and there's the definitive Joe Cocker version, and there's every other version sounding weedy. A rousing version of an unusual song would be better.

I know loads of worthy obscure brilliant songs with social commentary:

Save The Country (Laura Nyro)
There's a new Dianne Warren song from a movie (Andra Day & Common) that could pass muster.
The fab non-big-hit charity track Youve Got A Friend (Big Fun & Sonia) or the famous Carole King song



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post May 31 2018, 09:18 PM
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QUOTE(777666jason @ May 31 2018, 03:56 PM) *
Erm his new one isn’t exactly smashing records so maybe not sleep.gif

I'm Upset hasn't been given a proper push, and sounds like an album track anyway. Considering the fact that Nice For What is still doing extremely well on streams, and that it will get a massive boost from album streams when Scorpion is released, it's very likely it will go to #1 again. I won't be surprised at if all 3 tracks that are eligible to chart end up in the Top 5.
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QUOTE(ebae @ May 31 2018, 03:58 PM) *
Are they that depserate for funding?

If you had any awareness of the world you'd know the answer is certainly yes
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post May 31 2018, 09:34 PM
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QUOTE(Bré @ May 31 2018, 06:01 PM) *
Wow, this is exactly what we need in the charts right now!

I'm not particularly convinced it'll go straight to #1 (it doesn't have the push of being for Christmas #1 like the last NHS Choir song, nor is it immediately following a horrendous tragedy like Grenfell) but I guess it wouldn't be surprising if it does either. At least it might break the record for falling from #1 again tongue.gif

It depends on how much publicity it will have. With it being for the benefit of the NHS, and with Paul McCartney involvement, I think it's likely to get a fair bit of that. Enough to at least make #1 even if it doesn't get amazing sales.
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