The all-star single in support of the victims of last week’s devastating Grenfell Tower fire is on track to easily claim the No. 1 spot on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart. The Artists for Grenfell cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” featuring Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Rita Ora, Emile Sandé, Craig David, Bastille, Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Jessie J, James Arthur, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend, Brian May, Dua Lipa, Geri Halliwell and many others was released on Wednesday (June 21) and has already sold more than 120,000 copies across download and streaming equivalents, making it the biggest opening day figure for a single this decade, according to the Official Charts tally.
How big is the song dedicated to raising funds for the victims of the raging fire that tore through the 24-story apartment tower near London and took at least 79 lives? “Bridge” is outperforming the next-closest song, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s global smash “Despacito,” by 40,000 units. The track is all-but-certain to debut at No. 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart, which will be unveiled on Friday (June 23).
Check out the all-star video of the song: