Eagles of Death Metal’s “Save a Prayer” Enters UK Singles Chart; Duran Duran to Donate Proceeds

Credit: Chapman BaehlerAfter Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, France, a fan-led group launched a campaign to make Eagles of Death Metal's cover of Duran Duran's "Save a Prayer" the number-one single in the U.K. The campaign appears to be working: the song has entered the official U.K. midweek singles chart at number 96.

Currently, the campaign has over 13,000 followers. "We thought it would be a nice gesture to put [Eagles of Death Metal's] brilliant version of 'Save a Prayer' to the UK No.1 spot as a show of support to the band and all of those affected [by the Paris attacks]," the group says.

Since "Save a Prayer" was originally written by Duran Duran, the '80s pop band will receive publishing proceeds from the single's sales. In a Facebook post, the band promised to donate any money they receive from EODM's version of "Save a Prayer."

"Duran Duran will donate all of the publishing proceeds from the sale of Eagles Of Death Metal's version of 'Save a Prayer' to a charity to aid the people of France," writes the band, adding, "Let's get it to #1!"

Eagles of Death Metal, as we all now know, were performing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris Friday when the terrorist attacks took place there, and managed to escape uninjured.

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