Published on November 21st, 2014 | by admin


Wake Me Up Becomes Seventh BBC Children In Need Single To Top Charts

The BBC Children In Need appeal raised a record £32.6m last Friday night. The annual telethon hosted by Sir Terry Wogan featuring a variety of acts, including S Club 7 who performed for the first time in over than a decade, raised an impressive £32,620,469 on the night  – eclipsing the £31.1m raised in 2013.

The 35th BBC Children in Need telethon extravaganza was watched by an average of 8.3 million people too.

As well as the record breaking monies raised and notable viewing figures, the official BBC Children in Need single also topped the UK top 40 chart on Sunday. The cover of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ sung by Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir has become the seventh ever official BBC Children in Need single to top the charts. It is the first time that the BBC Children in Need single has reached number one in the charts since JLS achieved this feat back in 2010 with their song titled ‘Love You More’.

The All Star Choir’s single which features a number of celebrities including former footballer Fabrice Muamba, actress Linda Robson, Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc and comedienne Jo Brand, follows in the footsteps a number of distinguished artists who have reached number one in the charts with BBC Children in Need singles including S Club 7, Girls Aloud and JLS.

As detailed in the BBC Children in Need singles info graphic produced by the Post Office Shop, Lou Reed’s ‘Perfect Day’ was the first BBC Children in Need number one single. And it is still the biggest selling song of all time for the appeal raising over £2.1m though Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir will have that figure firmly in their sights to beat.

Here at the Post Office Shop we’re looking forward to the 2015 BBC Children in Need appeal already, but in the meantime, it’s still not too late to ‘Be a Hero’ yourself and help raise money for disadvantaged children and young people at the same time by purchasing small or large Be A Hero badges available here at the Post Office Shop.

With a record amount raised, peak audience viewing figures of 10 million and another number one single to boot, Friday was a perfect day all round for the BBC Children in Need appeal.

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