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15th Nov 2015

Campaign launched to get Eagles of Death Metal to number one following Paris attacks

Save a Prayer for UK No.1

Conor Heneghan

Nearly 4,000 people have supported the campaign so far.

A Facebook campaign has been launched to try and get a song by Eagles of Death Metal to the top of the UK charts in the wake of the attacks on Paris that claimed the lives of 129 people on Friday night.

Eagles of Death Metal were performing at the Bataclan theatre in the French capital when gunmen stormed the venue and killed 80 people in what was by far the worst of the shootings carried out across the city.

<> on November 15, 2015 in Paris, France.

Footage of when the shootings started can be viewed here, but readers should be warned that they may find it disturbing.

All of the band members were safe afterwards, but their merchandise manager, Nick Alexander, lost his life in the attacks.

Following on from the events of the weekend, a Facebook campaign has been launched in an attempt to get the band’s song, Save a Prayer, a cover of a Duran Duran original, to the top of the UK charts.

The campaign is urging people to download the song to show “solidarity against terrorism and support for peace”.

We have hit No.1 on the iTunes Rock chart already! and No.12 in the Amazon MAIN chart. Let’s keep going, we need as many…

Posted by Eagles Of Death Metal For No.1 on Sunday, 15 November 2015

At the time of writing, approximately 4,200 people have lent their support to the campaign although the page has already had to respond to accusations of ‘bad taste’ from some commenters.

You can check out the campaign on Facebook here.