A heartwarming tribute in memory of murdered Jo Cox starring celebrities and politicians is hopeful of a Christmas number one.
A cover from The Rolling Stones classic, You Can't Always Get What You Want, was released on iTunes today (Friday December 16).
The single, under the name Friends of Jo Cox, features parliamentary rock band MP4, Steve Harley, Ricky Wilson, KT Tunstall and David Gray as well as a group of MPs including MP for Feltham and Heston Seema Malhotra .
Ms Malhotra said: “It was an incredibly moving experience to take part – to come together which such a fantastic and caring group of musicians, colleagues and friends of Jo to do this in her honour.
"It took me back to my days in the Green School choir. Having been a Rolling Stones fan for years, it was a wonderful song to sing with others.
"We missed Jo enormously but am so proud of her and all she has inspired. I hope people will buy the single and help make the world better place.
“Jo’s legacy is so powerful and her message so important, I hope that it might touch many this Christmas. It would be wonderful if the single reached No 1.”
Sales from the song will raise funds for the Jo Cox Foundation, established following her untimely death.
The single was produced by renowned producer Robin Millar, who said: “This is essentially a protest record as we believe a piece of music can still make a statement.
"We wanted to create something to show that Jo Cox’s hugely selfless and energetic campaigning must live on through greater unity.
"16 MPs from across the political spectrum took part alongside our artists to reflect Jo’s belief that more unites us than divides us."
Singer, songwriter and musician, KT Tunstall added: "It was an absolute honour to take part in a project that brought so many different people together, Jo Cox's family, the local community, numerous MPs from all over the country and from all parties, as well as music artists I very much admire.
"I was grateful to be able to talk with those who knew Jo, and I can only wish I had known her. She sounded like an extraordinary person."
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