BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Allstars single ‘Times Like These’ hits No.1 in the UK chart
BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge Allstars have reached No.1 in the UK singles chart with their cover of Foo Fighters’ anthem ‘Times Like These’.
Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins joined forces with artists including Paloma Faith, Rag’n’Bone Man and Zara Larsson for the track, in support of the global effort to stay safe and stay home during the Covid-19 crisis.
“[I’m] humbled, with so much love for all my fellow artists and listeners,” said Dave Grohl, celebrating news of the track’s chart success. “Please remember to support and donate to Comic Relief and Children In Need.”
The Stay Home Live Lounge was recorded and filmed by artists from their own homes, and produced by Grammy and Ivor Novello award-winning producer Fraser T. Smith. The accompanying ‘Times Like These – BBC Radio 1 Stay Home Live Lounge’ music video received its world exclusive premiere during BBC One’s The Big Night In.
UK net profits from the single will be combined with any funds raised by The Big Night In. These funds will be split equally between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief to provide essential support to vulnerable people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK who will be significantly impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. International net profits will go towards the WHO’s Covid-19-Solidarity Response Fund.