Eagles Of Death Metal have entered the midweek Official Chart Update Top 100 following the tragic Paris terror attacks last week, the Official Charts Company can confirm.
An online campaign to get the band’s Duran Duran cover, Save A Prayer, into the Official Chart has started gathering momentum, with the track entering today’s Official Chart Update at Number 96, and could climb as more data arrives in from chart-reporting retailers and streaming services throughout the week.
So far, almost 7,000 users have signed up to the campaign’s Facebook page , which pays tribute to both the band and those who last their lives in the attacks.
The band were performing at music venue Le Bataclan, which was among one of the worst hit places in the city, with 87 civilians killed during the show, including the group’s merchandise seller, 36 year old Briton, Nick Alexander.
Musicians around the world have reacted with horror to the attacks, including Madonna, who gave an emotional speech during a concert in Stockholm over the weekend. Foo Fighters and U2 have also cancelled their upcoming shows in Paris and elsewhere in Europe following the news.
Stay tuned to OfficialCharts.com, where we’ll be posting updates on the progress Eagles of Death Metal’s Save A Prayer throughout the week. The midweek Official Chart Update Top 100 will be posted here at 5.45pm today, the cut off for sales and streams for this week’s Official Chart is midnight on Thursday.
The Top 40 will be counted down on BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart with Greg James from 4pm Friday with the full Official Singles Chart Top 100 to be published Friday 5.45pm here.