The Justice Collective’s version of ‘He Ain’t Heavy’ is currently at number 2 in the overall UK charts.
According to Tuesday morning’s Official Charts Company sales data, X Factor winner James Arthur’s track had sold nearly 76,000 copies this week, and is just over 3,000 copies ahead of The Justice Collective’s cover of The Hollies’ 1969 classic.
HMV at Liverpool One report that the CD is the biggest selling single they’ve ever had.
The Justice Collective’s track features an all-star cast including Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Melanie C, Holly Johnson, Shane MacGowan, The Farm’s Peter Hooton, and Gerry And The Pacemakers’ Gerry Marsden, to name but a few.
Stadiums across Britain played the track at half-time during all games last weekend to show their support for the cause.
Money raised from sales will money to help pay for potential future legal proceedings by the Hillsborough families.
Anyone who pre-ordered the single is reminded to ensure they download their copy now in order for their purchase to count towards charts sales.