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Grenfell Tower single Bridge Over Troubled Water enters at Number 1 less than 48 hours after release

The Grenfell Tower single Bridge Over Troubled Water enters at Number 1 on this week’s Official Singles Chart, just 48 hours after its release.

Released at 8am on Wednesday (June 21), the all-star rendition of Simon & Garkfunkel’s track shifted 170,360 across digital and streaming equivalent sales to take the top spot. The majority of the song’s sales came from downloads, making up just under 169,000 of the total.

The track, which features more than 50 artists including Stormzy, Emeli Sande, Robbie Williams and Paloma Faith, had the biggest opening day combined sales of any single this decade, shifting 120k.

The previous biggest day 1 of decade was Adele’s Hello, logging just under 78,000 sales on its first day. The biggest day 1 sales of all time is Elton John’s Candle In The Wind (1997) with 655,000.

Artists For Grenfell’s Bridge Over Troubled Water is now the second fastest-selling single of the year, second to Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You, which opened with 226,808 back in January.

Source: Official Charts

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