The charity cover song has even topped the UK singles chart
The charity cover song has even topped the UK singles chart|File image
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Beat lockdown blues with star-studded cover of ‘Times Like These’

Originally sung by Foo Fighters in 2002, new cover of ‘Times Like These’ features 25 artistes who sung & recorded the song at their homes as fundraiser amid COVID-19 crisis

Amlan Jyoti Das

Amlan Jyoti Das

Guwahati: Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, the star-studded cover of Times Like These -- featuring 25 different artistes, which was originally sung by Foo Fighters in 2002 -- is all that you need to beat the blues.

The amazing ‘Home Live Lounge’ cover of the song was recorded and filmed by the artistes in their own homes. This charity single includes artistes like Ellie Goulding, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Sean Paul, Chris Martin, Jess Glynne and Biffy Clyro, to name just a few. The song has also topped the UK singles chart after a close battle with The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights by just 3,000 copies.

The song has also topped the UK singles chart after a close battle with The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights by just 3000 copies.
The song has also topped the UK singles chart after a close battle with The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights by just 3000 copies. File image

The proceeds for the sale of the new version of Times Like These will be split between Comic Relief and Children in Need in a move to provide support to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, international proceeds will go towards the COVID-19-Solidarity Response Fund of WHO.

The entire recording which was put together by BBC Radio 1 and Stormzy’s producer Fraser T Smith was a part of the “Big Night In” fundraiser. A total of 25 artistes came together for the final formulation of this song who recorded their songs in isolation, each with their own unique flair of music and voices. Listen to the song below:

In a tweet by BBC Radio 1, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl wrote to the BBC staff, “To all these amazing artists who took the time to learn and sing the words that I scribbled on a bit of hotel stationery nearly 20 years ago – I am beyond humbled”

The song, which premiered on April 23, has garnered a whopping 2,804,275 views on YouTube as of now and counting. The song also entered the week’s chart at number five after being just 12 hours on sale and has also sold a whopping total of 66,000 copies over the next seven days.

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