A choir made up of doctors, nurses and other National Health Service workers have beaten Justin Bieber to the number one spot on the UK’s Christmas Chart. The choir’s song, “Bridge Over You,” emerged as an early favorite to top the charts in the run-up to Christmas with Bieber entering the charts with his “Love Yourself.”
Earlier this week, the choir’s mash-up of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and Coldplay’s “Fix You” had been trailing the pop heartthrob’s song when the pop phenomenon intervened with some Christmas spirit.
“Do the right thing,” he urged fans on social media to download and purchase the NHS song, “For one week it’s OK not to be number one.”
Bieber’s endorsement caused the NHS single’s sales to skyrocket – much to the delight of the workers and the charities to which the proceeds will go. “We are absolutely overwhelmed and couldn’t be any happier,” the NHS said in a statement released by the Official Charts Company.
At the end of the count, the NHS amassed 127 000 sales while Bieber, who coincidentally had a pair of angel wings tattooed on the back of his neck recently, humbly receded to the number two spot with 97 000.