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Star-Studded BBC Charity Single ‘Stop Crying Your Heart Out’ Is Racing to No. 1 In U.K.

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One of the most star-stacked pop songs of the year -- or any year -- is on track for the U.K. No. 1.

The likes of Cher, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Mel C, Bryan Adams, Lenny Kravitz and Nile Rodgers performed on the BBC Children In Need single “Stop Crying Your Heart Out,” an Oasis cover which dropped last Friday (Nov. 13).

Based on sales and streams over the weekend, the BBC Radio 2 Allstars number leads the way and is on course to become the eighth Children In Need single to reach No. 1, the Official Charts Company reports.

The BBC’s 40th annual Children In Need fundraising appeal last Friday night raised more than £37 million ($48 million) for good causes. The money, according to the Corporation, will help children and young people facing disadvantage in communities across the U.K. The official music video for “Stop Crying Your Heart Out” aired during the fundraising drive.

“It’s a great honor to have Stop Crying Your Heart Out chosen as this year’s Children in Need anthem,” said Noel Gallagher, who wrote the song. “Children in Need is a fantastic charity, which in these increasingly desperate times is now more important than ever.”

BBC Radio 2’s Head of Music Jeff Smith curated and the song was produced by Grammy Award winners Mark Taylor and Brian Rawling.

Billie Eilish is poised for a big star on the U.K. singles chart. Her latest track “Therefore I Am” is No. 2 on the Official Chart: First Look, some 8,000 chart sales behind the BBC Radio 2 Allstars.

Finally, Baccara’s ‘70s disco anthem “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” could kick a goal on the singles chart, thanks to Scotland’s dramatic win against Serbia in the qualifier for the Euro 2020.

Following their dramatic win penalty shootout win against Serbia in a Euro 2020 qualifier, a clip of the national team boogying to the track in the locker room went viral. The Tartan Army is now mobilizing its supporters for a campaign to get the song to the summit. It currently sits at No. 18.

The Official U.K. Singles Chart is published late Friday, local time.