Fans Launch Campaign to Get Eagles of Death Metal to Top of UK Singles Chart Following Paris Attack


Fans of the rock group Eagles of Death Metal have launched an online campaign to push the band to the top of the UK singles chart following the deaths of the band’s fans and a crew member in last Friday’s Paris terror attacks.

The band was playing at Paris’s Le Bataclan concert hall on Friday, Nov. 13, when Islamic terrorists attacked as part of a series of strikes again the French capital. While the band’s members were able to make it away safely, their merchandise seller Nick Alexander and 89 fans were killed.

CNN reports that a group of the band’s fans in the UK are uniting to honor the victims of the attack by pushing the band’s single “Save A Prayer” to the top of the charts as a statement of support.

You can listen to the song, which is a cover of the Duran Duran single of the same name, below:

The fans created a Facebook to launch their campaign and are asking others to download the song online through a number of outlets, including Amazon and iTunes.

According to the UK’s Guardian newspaper, “Save a Prayer” has reached No. 1 in the Amazon rock charts, No. 1 on the iTunes Rock chart, and is No. 35 on the Apple iTunes main chart.

The fans’ Facebook page states:

For those unaware, EODM and their fans were the band caught up in the horrific atrocities in Paris this week. We thought it would be a nice gesture to put their brilliant version of Save a Prayer to the U.K. No 1 spot as a show of support to the band and all of those affected.

The group’s Facebook page also notes, “This is a grassroots campaign by fans, not the band or any record/PR company.”

“We’re just fans of [Eagles of Death Metal] that feel happy to be alive, as some of our fellow EODM fans are tragically not now,” they write.

The group states that their campaign is not for financial gain, but rather to make a “strong statement.”

None of the band’s members are affiliated with the campaign, which ends Thursday at midnight ET.

Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran announced on his Twitter page Monday afternoon that Duran Duran would be donating all the proceeds due to them for this cover.


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