Chart Mondays: Artists For Grenfell - Bridge Over Troubled Water

26 June Jonathan Currinn 0 Comments


Bridge Over Troubled Water - Artists for Grenfell |

This song is the current number one in the UK, which isn't all that surprising since it is a charity single. Many artists came together to sing this heart-warming song after the tragic news about the Grenfell Tower. The music video for this charity single showcases the devastation caused by the fire that erupted in London at the Grenfell Tower. It also showcases the many artists that came together to record this version of the song. It just shows how much they can all pull together when there's a time of need. The song has charted in many countries around the world. Watch the devastation that was caused by the Grenfell Tower fire, while we see many artists come together in this music video for charity single "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

Artists For Grenfell consists of many artists, all of whom came together for this single. The following artists sang on the song: Stormzy, Robbie Williams, James Blunt, Rita Ora, Craig David, Bastille, Liam Payne, Emily Sandé, Kelly Jones, Paloma Faith, Louis Tomlinson, Labrinth, Jorja Smith, WSTRN, Leona Lewis, Jessie J, James Arthur, Roger Daltrey, Ella Eyre, Anne-Marie, Ella Henderson, Louisa Johnson, 5 After Midnight, Angel, Carl Barât, Deno, Donae'o, Dua Lipa, Fleur East, Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell, Geri Halliwell, Gregory Porter, Jessie Ware, John Newman, Jon McClure, London Community Gospel Choir, Matt Goss, Matt Terry, Mr Eazi, Nathan Sykes, Omar, Pixie Lott, Ray BLK, Raye, Shakka, Shane Filan, Tom Grennan, Tony Hadley, and Tulisa. Musicians also recorded parts of the song: Brian May - on guitar, Nile Rogers - on guitar, Tokio Myers - on piano, and Pete Townsend - on guitar. This was a brilliant collaborative effort, and the song shot to the top of the UK charts. There are a few outshining vocals, to me Rita Ora and Ella Eyre shine out above them all, with James Arthur bringing his usual raspy voice. The song was originally sung by Simon & Garfunkel where their "Bridge Over Troubled Water" also hit number one in the UK. The song has been covered by many, my favourite being Hear'Say. The song was written by Paul Simon. All proceeds of this version of the song that Syco Music and Sony Music receive will be donated to the London Community Foundation and distributed by them to those affected by the fire.

The music video is a typical charity single music video, that showcases the Artists For Grenfell in the studio, recording the song; whilst clips of the devastating events after the fire are shown in segments. This is really nothing new and, as usual, the artists are shown in black and white, which doesn't add anything to this music video, apart from contrast.

Stormzy fully encompasses the song at the start, clearly adding something new to this song and making it unique. The sights we watch are completely saddening, and something like this could've happened to any one of us or one of our family members.

Overall, the video captures the devastation of the Grenfell Tower fire. I'm not so keen on the studio visuals of the artists as we've seen this sort of thing a thousand times before. As a whole, it totally deserves to be number one, and I'm glad that the public has done their part by buying the charity single to help all these sufferers.
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