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Captain Tom Moore’s Charity Single Has Now Reached No. 1 In The UK Charts

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

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Another stunning milestone in the life of Captain Tom Moore has just happened.

Scientists trying to find a vaccine for the coronavirus might want to start bottling essence of Captain Tom Moore, because the man is damn near unstoppable. After having raised close to £29 million for NHS charities, made an appearance on the Piccadilly Circus billboards, and won a Pride of Britain award, he’s now achieved another historic first: becoming the oldest artist with a number one hit in the UK singles chart. (Featured image: Captain Tom Moore, via Twitter)

I don’t really know where he found the time to record a single in amongst all these other accomplishments, but we’re quickly learning that there’s very little Captain Moore can’t do. Earlier this month, he lent his voice to a cover of You’ll Never Walk Alone, recorded with Michael Ball and The NHS Voices Of Care Choir.

After a tight race this week with The Weeknd’s reigning chart-topper Blinding Lights, Captain Moore and co emerged triumphant to claim the number one spot – although it must be noted that The Weeknd magnanimously tweeted his followers to support You’ll Never Walk Alone instead of his own hit.

In hitting the top of the charts, Captain Moore has smashed a number of records. First, he’s become the oldest artist with a UK number one, and secondly, he’s now got the fastest-selling single of 2020 (another record he’s wrested from The Weeknd). But finally – and perhaps most excitingly – he’ll be at the top of the charts come Thursday, the day he turns 100. Outstanding stuff – and he’s still walking laps!

You can still donate to his NHS fundraiser here.


Also published on Medium.