By Anna DiBlosi
Duran Duran and fans of Eagles of Death Metal have united in solidarity in the recent aftermath of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris. Eagles of Death Metal were playing at Paris’ Le Bataclan Theater when gunmen opened fire on the audience, leaving many civilians dead, including Eagles of Death Metal merchandise manager Nick Alexander, and several more injured.
Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon announced a campaign on Nov. 15 via Twitter to get Eagles of Death Metal’s cover of his band’s classic tune, “Save a Prayer,” to number 1 on the charts worldwide. This campaign was launched on Facebook by fans and Duran Duran has decided to donate all of the proceeds from the song’s sales to charity. The creators stated on the page: “For the record, no we aren’t associated with the band or their record company, we’re just fans of them that feel happy to be alive as some of our fellow EODM fans are tragically not now.”
The Facebook page has more than 16,000 likes to date and keeps up-to-date information on the worldwide music charts. Spotify has also teamed up with this campaign. Every 100 likes “Save a Prayer” receives on Spotify equals one vote on the official UK chart. “Save a Prayer” has hit number one on the worldwide rock chart and number one overall in Portugal, thus far.
You can join the campaign via the Facebook page to help it climb the charts. Check out Duran Duran and Eagles of Death Metal performing “Save a Prayer” below.