Fans have started an online campaign to get Eagles of Death Metal, the band who were on stage when terrorists opened fire at the Bataclan concert hall, to the top of the UK singles chart. 80 EODM fans were killed and countless others injured when gunmen carried out the massacre as part of a series of attacks which took place across Paris on Friday.
The group is hoping to get the band's cover of 'Save A Prayer', by Duran Duran, to number 1. According to the group's Facebook:
"Let's get the Eagles Of Death Metal to the UK No.1 THIS WEEK to show our solidarity against terrorism and support for peace.
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 UK No.1 spot as a show of support to the band and all of those affected.
For the record no we aren't associated with the band or their record company, we're just fans of them that feel happy to be alive as some of our fellow EODM fans are tragically not now.
Royalties we assume would go to Duran Duran as they wrote the song but that's not the point of this campaign. This is not for profit or financial gain, just to make a strong statement.
DOWNLOAD BEFORE MIDNIGHT THURSDAY and please keep sharing! Thanks"
Eagles of Death Metal (with Duran Duran) - Save A Prayer
A fabulous performance of 'Save A Prayer' recently on TFI Friday with Duran Duran. Putting this to the UK No.1 would be a wonderful statement of support and tribute to those affected by the atrocities in Paris. Download links are in the comments below, thank you all for the support(this material is owned by Channel 4 and uploaded under fair use)
Posted by Eagles Of Death Metal For No.1 on Monday, November 16, 2015
Duran Duran and EODM perform the track on a recent episode of TFI Friday.
Since the attack, the track has reached No 1 in the Amazon rock charts, No 1 on the iTunes Rock chart already, and No 35 on the iTunes’ main chart. The official charts company will announce the UK official No 1 on Friday 20 November.