The all-star isolation cover of the classic Foo Fighters classic "Times Like These" is now making a pace in the chart in the U.K.
Times Like These
According to Billboard, the single was produced by BBC Radio 1 and was performed by some of the big names in the UK like Dua Lipa, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Hailee Steinfeld, Bastille and 19 others. The rendition was led by Foo Fighters vocalist Dave Grohl. The cover was released last Thursday.
The BBC Radio 1 Stay Home Live Lounge, where the cover was performed, was produced by Fraser T. Smith. The proceeds from the song will benefit the institutions like BBC Children In Need and Comic Relief and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund of the World Health Organization.
"Proceeds will go to charities supporting the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis," according to BBC Radio 1's Instagram account.
"Times Like These" was released by the band in 2002. The single was part of the album "One By One," according to UPI. The song was included in Billboard's Hot 100 in 2003. The band postponed their 25th anniversary tour last March due to the pandemic.
For the single, Dave Grohl made a statement in both UPI and Rolling Stone. "I am so honored to be a part of this incredible recording and blown away by all the heart and soul these amazing artists have put into our song," he said. "I hope that it helps lift people's spirits, and reminds them that we'll all be back in one of those muddy fields again someday soon, singing our hearts out together," Grohl added.
Rita Ora told Rolling Stone that she found the song to be "quite powerful" and resonating with her when she did the recording. Dua Lipa said that it is important to check on family and friends and find new ways to connect with each other while people cannot be together physically.
Luke Hemmings of 5 Seconds of Summer was "very honored" to help spread the message of the song alongside other big names in an uplifting way. He added that "Times Like These" is perfect to resonate with the world during critical times. Ellie Goulding hoped that the song bring comfort to all in such a challenging time. She is now in a small village in Oxford as a volunteer in a local parish.
The song was covered by said artists while in quarantine.
About Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters was formed by Grohl, then a drummer of Nirvana in Seattle, Washington in 1994. The name of the band came from the term "foo fighters" or UFO sightings reported by Allied pilots during World War II. Its members are Grohl who is the vocalist, bassist Nate Mendel, guitarist Pat Smear, drummer Taylor Hawkins, guitarist Chris Shiflett, and keyboardist Rami Jaffee. Some of their albums were "One on One," "Foo Fighters," "Wasting Light," "Sonic Highways," and "Concrete and Gold." Aside from "Times Like These" some of the songs include "Walk," "Big Me," "All My Life," "Monkey Wrench," and "Stacked Actors."
Other UK Chart Hits
The chart also listed The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" which got 5,300 chart sales, thanks to its advantage in streams.
Other singles in the list were "You'll Never Walk Alone" by former British Army Captain Tom Moore who is the oldest artist to reach the chart. "If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)" by The 1975 and "The Scotts" of Kid Cudi and Travis Scott were also listed in the charts. They are in their 9th and 14th positions respectively.