Album: Single Release Only (2014)
Charted: 1

Songfacts®:

  • In 2014 a group of celebrities mentored by choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone recorded a cover of Avicii's "Wake Me Up" as the official 2014 Children In Need charity single. Their choral version reached #1 on the UK singles chart. It was the third chart-topper that Malone had created – he'd previously guided the Military Wives to the 2011 Christmas #1 with the song "Wherever You Are" and arranged Gary Barlow's Commonwealth Band who reached the summit with "Sing" in June 2012.
  • The celebrities that make up the All Star Choir are Margaret Alphonsi, Jo Brand, Radzi Chinyanganya, John Craven, Mel Giedroyc, Nitin Ganatra, Larry Lamb, Alice Levine, Fabrice Muamba, Craig Revel Horwood, Linda Robson and Alison Steadman. It was the first #1 for all of them.
  • This was the seventh Children In Need charity single to top the UK charts and the first since JLS' "Love You More" in 2010.

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