Campaign starts to push Eagles of Death Metal to No 1

Published 18.11.2015 00:00

British fans of the U.S. rock band Eagles of Death Metal, who were playing at a Paris concert hall targeted in Friday's attacks, have started a social media campaign to push one of its songs to number 1. "Get Eagles Of Death Metal to the No.1 this week as a statement of support and peace," read the description of the campaign on Twitter on Monday.

A Facebook page calling on supporters to download the song "Save a Prayer," a cover of Duran Duran's hit single of the same name, had more than 6,500 "likes." The song is already at number three on the Amazon U.K. singles chart and number 1 on the iTunes rock chart. It was at number 35 on the main iTunes chart. The official U.K. singles charts are released on Friday. Gunmen attacked an Eagles of Death Metal gig at the Bataclan in Paris on Friday, gunning down fans and blowing themselves up as police stormed the building. The band, which was formed in 1998 in Palm Desert, California, was celebrating the October release of their album "Zipper Down" with a European tour. Messages about the campaign were being retweeted on the official account of the British band Duran Duran. It was unclear who would receive the royalties from the increased sales of the single.

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