Hillsborough tribute looks set to beat X Factor's James Arthur to Christmas number one
Friday 21 December 2012
The Hillsborough tribute single has extended its lead in the race for the Christmas number one.
The Justice Collective's version of "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" has shot 14,000 ahead of its rival, X Factor winner James Arthur, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.
Arthur's single "Impossible" was ahead when sales figures were announced on Tuesday but it has lost ground over the past few days.
Robbie Williams and Sir Paul McCartney are among the artists who feature on the Justice Collective song, which is raising funds and awareness for the legal battle by families of Hillsborough tragedy victims.
Yesterday the High Court quashed accidental death verdicts recorded by the original inquest into the 1989 disaster. A fresh inquest has been ordered.
The Justice Collective single has now sold 146,000 copies. The number one will be announced on Sunday.
GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Cyclist who knocked down three-year-old girl says his life has been 'destroyed'
- 2 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women
Stolen Instagram photo sells for $90,000
Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon a 'monster' with a Napoleon complex
Eurovision 2015 winner: Sweden beats Russia and Italy to take the title from Conchita Wurst
Dheepan, film review: Palme d'Or prize goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Game of Thrones, The Gift, Season 5, Episode 7: Why two of the show’s most iconic characters just met
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland