The song has twice been covered for a charity single in the UK. In 1994 it was recorded by Children For Rwanda in aid of Save The Children. Although it was relatively unsuccessful, reaching only #57 in the UK singles chart , it was chosen the following year as 1995's official Comic Relief single. This new version recorded by Cher, Chrissie Hynde
, Neneh Cherry with Eric Clapton topped the UK charts for a week. It was the first ever UK #1 that Eric Clapton had played on.