Gary Barlow’s urban ensemble The Collective have scored the lowest-charting Children In Need single in 16 years.
‘Teardrop’, a cover of the Massive Attack hit, features big names including Tulisa, Wretch 32, Ms Dynamite, Ed Sheeran and Rizzle Kicks, and entered the chart at a weak No. 24 yesterday.
It is the lowest placement for a Children In Need single since 1995, when Patsy Palmer and Sid Owen’s ‘You Better Believe It’ charted at No. 60.
‘Teardrop’ is only the third Pudsey-endorsed single since then to miss the Top 10. Spice Girls peaked at No. 11 with ‘Headlines’ in 2007 and McFly at No. 18 with ‘Do Ya/Stay With Me’ in 2008.
Efforts by Lou Reed and Various Artists, Girls Aloud, Peter Kay’s Animated All Star Band, JLS and two from S Club 7 have all hit No. 1, whilst Denise Van Outen and Johnny Vaughan, Martine McCutcheon, Will Young, Shane Richie, Liberty X and Emma Bunton have all made the Top 10.
The Collective performed the single at Children In Need Rocks last Thursday, and live on the BBC telethon itself on Friday. N-Dubz star Tulisa’s microphone was not switched on for the latter.
She said on Twitter: “Wow I got darked defo, how can my mic not b on, sorry guys not my fault didn’t even know lol x (sic)”
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