Charity record

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A charity record (charity single) is a song released by musicians with most or all proceeds raised going to a dedicated foundation or charity.

Ex-Beatle George Harrison's "Bangla Desh" single in 1971 is commonly acknowledged as the first ever purpose-made charity single – in this case to help fund relief efforts following the 1970 Bhola cyclone and the Bangladesh Liberation War. The money raised was donated to UNICEF, as were takings from Harrison's all-star charity concert (again, the first of its kind) held at Madison Square Garden, New York, and its spin-off live album and concert film. This is one way of using artistic talent as art for charity.

Some of the other early charity records came from the January 1979 Music for UNICEF Concert, with the likes of ABBA's "Chiquitita" and the Bee Gees' "Too Much Heaven" released as singles, all the royalties from which went to UNICEF. Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in November 1984 began the revolution of the charity record, which would be popularised throughout the 1980s.

In the United States, charity records reached their peak with USA for Africa's "We Are the World" in 1985, but then essentially died out afterwards. In the United Kingdom, however, charity singles (especially Comic Relief), have become annual hits.

Purpose-made "charity singles" however were not the first charity records. As early as 1956, The Lord's Taveners released a 78 rpm disc which contained six tracks donated by popular artists at the time. This was made with the gratitude of The Decca Record Company and the entire profits of the record together with the royalties and fees from artists, publishers, etc., were donated to The National Playing Fields Association. This was the first charity record to make the UK charts and reached Number 2. Due to its success, it was followed by a second compilation in 1957.

Notable charity singles[edit]


Release Date Title Artists Charity/Cause Highest Chart Position
July 1971 "Bangla Desh" George Harrison UNICEF fund for Bangladesh refugees 10 (US), 23 (UK), 2 (Switzerland), 3 (Norway), 7 (Netherlands)
February 1975 "Santa Never Made It into Darwin" Bill and Boyd Rebuilding Darwin after Cyclone Tracy devastation 2 (Australia)


Release Date Title Artists Charity/Cause Highest Chart Position
March 1983 "I Was Only 19" Redgum Vietnam Veterans Assoc of Australia 1 (Australia)
November 1984 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid famine in Ethiopia through the Band Aid Trust 1 (UK), 1 (Australia), 1 (Netherlands)
December 1984 "Last Christmas"/"Everything She Wants" Wham! Ethiopian Famine appeal (not originally a charity record, but George Michael acceded to give royalties to the Band Aid Trust. 2 (UK), 2 (Netherlands)
March 1985 "Tears Are Not Enough" Northern Lights famine in Ethiopia 1 (Canada)
March 1985 "Show some Concern" The Concerned famine in Ethiopia 1 (Ireland)
March 1985 "We Are the World" USA for Africa famine in Ethiopia and Sudan 1 (US), 1 (UK), 1 (Australia), 1 (Netherlands)
May 1985 "Stars" Hear 'n Aid famine in Ethiopia 26 (UK) 1 (Norway)
June 1985 "One Big Family" Heart of Nashville famine in Ethiopia and Africa 61 (US Country)
June 1985 "You'll Never Walk Alone" The Crowd Bradford City stadium fire 1 (UK), 1 (Ireland), 30 (Netherlands)
June 1985 "Ben" Marti Webb Ben Hardwick Memorial Fund 5 (UK)
August 1985 "Dancing in the Street" David Bowie and Mick Jagger Famine in Ethiopia through the Band Aid Trust 1 (UK), 1 (AUS), 1 (IRE), 7 (US)
October 1985 "Sun City" Artists United Against Apartheid protests/boycotts against apartheid 38 (US), 21 (UK), 4 (AUS)
November 1985 "That's What Friends Are For" Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and Elton John American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) 1 (US), 16 (UK), 1 (Australia), 13 (Netherlands)
April 1986 "Living Doll" Cliff Richard and the cast of The Young Ones Comic Relief 1 (UK), 1 (Australia), 1 (Netherlands)
April 1986 "Heroes/A Long Way To Go" The County Line featuring Suzi Quatro, Bronski Beat and Wendy Roberts Children in Need 76 (UK)
May 1986 "Everybody Wants to Run the World" Tears For Fears Sport Aid 5 (UK)
May 1986 "Hands Across America" Voices of America Hands Across America 65 (US)
March 1987 "Amor & Paz" (Amor E A Paz) AUA (Artistas Unidos da América) famine and poverty around the world 3 (US), 2 (Portugal)
March 1987 "Let It Be" Ferry Aid Herald of Free Enterprise disaster at Zeebrugge 1 (UK), 4 (Netherlands)
November 1987 "The Wishing Well" G.O.S.H. Great Ormond Street Hospital Wishing Well Appeal 22 (UK)
December 1987 "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" Mel & Kim (Mel Smith and Kim Wilde) Comic Relief 3 (UK)
February 1988 "Man in the Mirror" Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Burn Center, Childhelp, United Negro College Fund.[1] 1 (USA), 1 (UK R&B), 13 (Netherlands), 2 (UK) 2009
April 1988 "Let's All Chant" Pat and Mick Capital Radio 1988 Help a London Child Appeal 11 (UK)
May 1988 "With a Little Help from My Friends" Wet Wet Wet ChildLine 1 (UK)
May 1988 "You're Not Alone" Australian Olympians Australian Olympic Federation for the 1988 Summer Olympics 1 (Australia)
July 1988 "Another Part of Me" Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Burn Center, Childhelp 1 (US R&B), 8 (Netherlands)
August 1988 "Running All Over the World" Status Quo Sport Aid 17 (UK)
February 1989 "Help!" Bananarama & La na nee nee noo noo (French and Saunders with Kathy Burke) Comic Relief 3 (UK), 24 (Netherlands)
February 1989 "Pour toi Arménie" Charles Aznavour & many other French artists Earthquake in Armenia 1 (FR)
March 1989 "I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet" version Pat and Mick Capital Radio 1989 Help a London Child Appeal 9 (UK)
April 1989 "Ferry Cross the Mersey" The Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden, Stock Aitken Waterman Hillsborough disaster 1 (UK), 21 (Netherlands)
December 1989 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid II famine in Ethiopia 1 (UK), 20 (Netherlands)


Release Date Title Artists Charity/Cause Highest Chart Position
April 1990 "Use It Up and Wear It Out" Pat and Mick Capital Radio 1990 Help a London Child 22 (UK)
June 1990 "You've Got a Friend" Big Fun, Sonia, featuring Gary Barnacle on saxophone ChildLine 14 (UK)
February 1991 "Voices that Care" Voices that Care To boost the morale of U.S. troops involved in Operation Desert Storm 11 (US)
March 1991 "The Stonk" Hale and Pace (backing band includes David Gilmour) Comic Relief 1 (UK)
November 1991 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" George Michael, Elton John 10 charities for AIDS, children and education 1 (UK), 1 (US), 1 (Netherlands)
March 1992 "One" U2 Proceeds going towards AIDS research 7 (UK), 1 (Ireland), 10 (US), 4 (Australia)
April 1992 "(I Want To Be) Elected" Smear Campaign (Bruce Dickinson, Rowan Atkinson, Angus Deayton) Comic Relief 9 (UK)
July 1992 "Give a Little Bit" Supertramp The 1992 ITV Telethon. 29 (UK) Re-Release failed to chart.
September 1992 "Suicide Is Painless" Manic Street Preachers The Spastics Society (now SCOPE) 7 (UK)
November 1992 "Heal The World" Michael Jackson Heal the World Foundation 1 (Spain), 2 (UK), 2 (Ire), 2 (Aus), 4 (Netherlands)
February 1993 "Stick It Out" Right Said Fred and friends Comic Relief 4 (UK)
May 1994 "Absolutely Fabulous" Pet Shop Boys with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley (of the television series Absolutely Fabulous) Comic Relief 6 (UK), 2 (Australia)
March 1995 "Love Can Build a Bridge" Cher, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry and Eric Clapton Comic Relief 1 (UK), 41 (Netherlands)
November 1995 "Earth Song" Michael Jackson Heal the World Foundation, Environmental Awareness 1 (UK), 1 (Spain), 1 (Sweden), 3 (Netherlands)
November 1995 "The Gift of Christmas" Childliners ChildLine 9 (UK)
December 1996 "Knockin' on Heaven's Door/Throw These Guns Away" Ted Christopher (aka Dunblane), Mark Knopfler Aid of victims of the Dunblane massacre 1 (UK)
March 1997 "Mama"/"Who Do You Think You Are" The Spice Girls Comic Relief 1 (UK), 13 (Australia), 3 (Netherlands)
September 1997 "Candle in the Wind 1997"/"Something About The Way You Look Tonight" Elton John Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund 1 (US), 1 (UK), 1 (Australia), 1 (Netherlands)
October 1997 "Perfect Day" Various Artists, see specific article for full list Children in Need 1 (UK), 6 (Netherlands)
April 1998 "Release" The Tea Party White Ribbon Campaign
March 1999 "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" Boyzone Comic Relief 1 (UK)
November 1999 "Talking in Your Sleep/Love Me" Martine McCutcheon Children in Need 6 (UK)
December 1999 "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" Various Artists Children's Promise 14 (UK)


Release Date Title Artists Charity/Cause Highest Chart Position
December 2000 "Never Had a Dream Come True" S Club 7 Children in Need 1 (UK), 10 (US)
December 2000 "If That Were Me" Melanie C Kandu Arts 18 (UK), 22 (SWE), 29 (Australia), 41 (Netherlands)
March 2001 "Uptown Girl" Westlife Comic Relief 1 (UK), 6 (Australia), 2 (Netherlands)
September 2001 El Último Adiós (The Last Goodbye) Various Artists American Red Cross and United Way of America
September 2001 "By the Sword" Emilie Autumn AmeriCares and American Red Cross
September 2001 "The Star-Spangled Banner" Whitney Houston 9/11 charities 6 (US; 2001 reissue only)
October 2001 "What's Going On" All Star Tribute Artists Against AIDS Worldwide and 9/11 victims 27 (US), 6 (UK), 38 (Australia), 26 (Netherlands)
November 2001 "Have You Ever" S Club 7 Children in Need 1 (UK), 48 (Australia)
December 2001 "Cry" Michael Jackson 9/11 Relief 7 (Eurochart), 16 (Denmark), 39 (Netherlands)
December 2001 "What More Can I Give" Michael Jackson United We Stand: What More Can I Give
December 2001 "Never Too Far/Hero Medley" Mariah Carey 9/11 victims 5 (Japan), 81 (US), 67 (Netherlands)
May 2002 "65 Roses" The Wolverines Cystic fibrosis research #1 (New Zealand)
July 2002 "Your Song" Elton John and Alessandro Safina Sport Relief 4 (UK), 88 (Netherlands)
November 2002 "Don't Let Me Down" Will Young Children in Need 2 (UK),
March 2003 "Spirit in the Sky" Gareth Gates and the Kumars Comic Relief 1 (UK), 11 (Netherlands)
September 2003 "Pandora's Kiss/Don't Give Up" Louise Breast Cancer Care 5 (UK)
November 2003 "I'm Your Man" Shane Richie Children in Need 2 (UK)
March 2004 "Macushla" Bernie Nolan Stllbirth and Neo – Natal Death Society 38 (UK)
July 2004 "Some Girls" Rachel Stevens Sport Relief 2 (UK)
November 2004 "I'll Stand By You" Girls Aloud Children in Need 1 (UK), 85 (Netherlands)
November 2004 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid 20 famine in Ethiopia 1 (UK), 9 (Australia), 3 (Netherlands)
November 2004 "Y'a pas un homme qui soit né pour ça" Sidaction (Florent Pagny / Calogero / Pascal Obispo) AIDS 20 (France)
December 2004 "Twelve Days of Christmas" Dreamtime Christmas All-Stars Starlight Foundation and Youth Off the Streets 26 (Australia)
December 2004 "Father And Son" Ronan Keating featuring Yusuf Islam Band Aid Foundation 2 (UK), 84 (Netherlands)
December 2004 "Come on Aussie, Come On" Shannon Noll Australian Red Cross' Good Start Breakfast Club 2 (Australia)
December 2004 "We are the world (Cantonese)" Various Chinese Artists 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake 1 (Hong Kong)
September 2005 "S.S.T." Prince[2] Relief for Hurricane Katrina[3]
February 2005 "Grief Never Grows Old" One World Project 2004 Asian tsunami relief 4 (UK)
February 2005 "Evie Parts 1, 2 and 3" The Wrights Stevie Wright, The Salvation Army and 2004 Asian tsunami relief 2 (Australia)
March 2005 "Forever In Our Hearts" Brian McKnight, Mýa, Nate Dogg, P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval, Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, Fefe Dobson, Pete Loeffler, Ben Jelen & Ben Moody Music For Relief
March 2005 "All About You/You've Got a Friend" McFly Comic Relief 1 (UK)
March 2005 "Is This the Way to Amarillo?" Tony Christie featuring Peter Kay Comic Relief 1 (UK)
March 2005 "All Around the World" ProgAID 2004 Asian tsunami relief
October 2005 "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?" The North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative UNICEF 4 (CAN)
November 2005 "A Night to Remember" Liberty X Children in Need 6 (UK)
July 2006 "Please, Please/Don't Stop Me Now" Mcfly Sport Relief 1 (UK)
September 2006 "Guitarists 4 the Kids" Various Artists World Vision Canada
November 2006 "Downtown" Emma Bunton Children in Need 3 (UK)
December 2006 "Great Divide" Hanson Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU) at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto, South Africa
March 2007 "Walk This Way" Girls Aloud vs. Sugababes Comic Relief 1 (UK)
March 2007 "I'm Gonna Roll (500 Miles)" Matt Lucas (as Andy Pipkin) and Peter Kay (as Brian Potter) Comic Relief 1 (UK)
April 2007 "I'll Stand by You" Carrie Underwood Idol Gives Back 6 (US)
June 2007 "Any Dream Will Do" Lee Mead Children in Need 2 (UK)
October 2007 "Sing" Annie Lennox in collaboration with Madonna and 22 other artists HIV/AIDS organization Treatment Action Campaign 29 (U.S. Adult Contemporary) 18 (U.S. Hot Club Play) 161 (UK)
November 2007 "Crazy Place" Esmee Denters Oxfam
November 2007 "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" Spice Girls Children in Need 11 (UK), 90 (US), 52 (Netherlands)
December 2007 "What A Wonderful World" Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua British Red Cross 1 (UK)
March 2008 "Better in Time/Footprints in the Sand" Leona Lewis Sport Relief 2 (UK)
September 2008 "Just Stand Up" Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Natasha Bedingfield, Miley Cyrus, Leona Lewis, Carrie Underwood, Keyshia Cole, LeAnn Rimes, Ashanti, Ciara Stand Up to Cancer 11 (US), 3 (Italy), 10 (Canada), 26 (UK), 39 (Australia)
October/November 2008 "Hero" The X Factor Finalists Help for Heroes 1 (UK)
November 2008 "Follow My Lead" Justin Timberlake, featuring Esmee Denters Shriners Hospitals for Children
December 2008 "Once Upon a Christmas Song" Geraldine McQueen NSPCC 5 (UK)
March 2009 "Just Can't Get Enough" The Saturdays Comic Relief 2 (UK)
April 2009 "Domani 21/04.09" 50+ artists, including Mauro Pagani (original recording from 2003), Afterhours, Albano Carrisi, Claudio Baglioni, Elisa, Franco Battiato, Gianna Nannini, Gianni Morandi, Giorgia, Giusy Ferreri, J-Ax, Jovanotti, Laura Pausini, Ligabue, Marracash, Negramaro, Tiziano Ferro, Zucchero and many more. 2009 L'Aquila earthquake 1 (Italy)
July 2009 "Home" La Toya Jackson AIDS Project Los Angeles
August 2009 "Send It On" Demi Lovato, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez Disney's Friends for Change 20 (US)
October 2009 "I Got Soul" Young Soul Rebels War Child UK 10 (UK), 19 (IRE)
October 2009 "Kaya Natin Ito! (We can do it!)" 60+ artists, including Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, KC Concepcion, The Opera, The Company, Lea Salonga, Rico Blanco, Charice Pempengco, Arnel Pineda, Piolo Pascual, Sharon Cuneta and many more. Typhoon Ketsana (2009) and Typhoon Parma (2009) relief
November 2009 "You Are Not Alone" The X Factor Finalists Great Ormond Street Hospital 1 (UK), 1 (IRE)
November 2009 "The Official BBC Children in Need Medley" Peter Kay's Animated All Star Band Children in Need 1 (UK), 6 (IRE)


Release Date Title Artists Charity/Cause Highest Chart Position
January 2010 "Oh Africa" Akon, Keri Hilson Konfidence 56 (UK) 4 (Hungary)
January 2010 "Together Again" Evanescence 2010 Haiti earthquake relief (United Nations Foundation)
February 2010 "Everybody Hurts"[4][5] Alexandra Burke, Cheryl Cole, JLS, James Blunt, James Morrison, Joe McElderry, Jon Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Mika, Miley Cyrus, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart, Susan Boyle, Take That, Westlife 2010 Haiti earthquake relief 1 (UK)
February 2010 "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" 70+ artists, including Michael Jackson (original recording from 1985), Akon, Tony Bennett, Brandy, Toni Braxton, Harry Connick Jr., Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg, Josh Groban, Jennifer Hudson, Enrique Iglesias, LL Cool J, Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Gladys Knight, Jason Mraz, Pink, Carlos Santana, Jordin Sparks, Barbra Streisand, Usher, etc. 2010 Haiti earthquake relief 2 (US)
February 2010 "Make a Wave" Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Disney's Friends for Change 84 (US)
March 2010 "(People of Haiti) 1Radio For Haiti" artists, including all DJ's from 2010 Haiti earthquake relief (Haiti Hospital Appeal)
March 2010 "Gracias a la Vida" Beto Cuevas, Fher, Juanes, Miguel Bosé, Alejandro Sanz, Laura Pausini, Michael Bublé, Julieta Venegas and Juan Luis Guerra. 2010 Chile earthquake relief
March 2010 "Que Cante la Vida" Alberto Plaza, Michael Bublé, Alejandro Sanz, Julieta Venegas, Laura Pausini, Juanes, among others. 2010 Chile earthquake relief
March 2010 "Wavin' Flag" K'naan, Nelly Furtado, Sam Roberts, Avril Lavigne, Pierre Bouvier, Tyler Connolly, Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black, LIGHTS, Deryck Whibley, Serena Ryder, Jacob Hoggard, Emily Haines, Hawksley Workman, Drake, Chin Injeti, Ima, Pierre Lapointe, Elisapie Isaac, Esthero, Corb Lund, Fefe Dobson, Nikki Yanofsky, Matt Mays, Justin Nozuka and Justin Bieber, etc. 2010 Haiti earthquake relief 1 (Canada)
August 2010 "Is That Enough" Sons of Zion featuring Aaradhna RAINN
October 2010 "In the Army Now" Status Quo and the Corps of Army Choir Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes 31 (UK)
November 2010 "Heroes" The X Factor 2010 Finalists Help for Heroes 1 (UK)
December 2010 "I Am Sick Sick Sick!" Bishanyia Vincent & Rebekah Moore-Hart Vomitrocious Foundation 1 (AUS)
March 2011 "Gold Forever" The Wanted Comic Relief 3 (UK)
April 2011 "Anata ga Iru Kara" Mai Kuraki 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami relief
April 2011 "Ashita e (Live Version)" Misia 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami relief
April 2011 "Dareka no Tame ni (What Can I Do for Someone?)" (ja) AKB48 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami relief 17 (Billboard Japan), 2 (RIAJ)
May 2011 "Light For Japan" The Answering Machine, Exile Parade, Tribes of the City,Dream Affair,Mad Planet, Elika, Colorblind,Hemlock Smith, Chochukmo,Vidulgi OoyoO,Apollo18, Lullatone,88 Balaz,Bottlesmoker,Nao,Sparrow 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami relief
June 2011 "Super Mario Bros. Theme Acapella" Jimmy Wong 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami relief
June 2011 "We Can Change the World" Bridgit Mendler Disney's Friends for Change
November 2011 "2 Minute Silence" Royal British Legion The Royal British Legion (UK) 20
January 2012 "Cuestión de Príoridades por el Cuerno de África" Melendi featuring Dani Martín, Pablo Alborán, La Dama, Rasel, Malú and Carlos Baute Horn of Africa famine 36 (PROMUSICAE Spanish chart)
March 2012 "Rise" McClain Sisters Disney's Friends for Change
May 2012 "The Rocky Road to Poland" Various Artists Irish Cancer Society #1 (Ire)
September 2012 "Ronan" Taylor Swift Stand Up to Cancer 16 (US)
December 2012 "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" Justice Collective Hillsborough disaster 1 (UK)
December 2012 "Impossible" James Arthur Together for Short Lives 1 (UK), 1 (IRE), 2 (Australia)
February 2013 "One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)" One Direction Comic Relief 1 (UK)
November 2013 "I Will Be Here" Edvin Berg feat. Idol (Sweden) Cancer research 27 (Sweden)
November 2013 "The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye" Poppy Girls The Royal British LegionLi 13 (UK)
December, 2013 "A Bridge over You" Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir Healthcare charities including Carers UK and Mind 1 (UK)
May 2014 "Crystallize" Kylie Minogue One Note Against Cancer
September 2014 "Kiss & Love" Sidaction AIDS 47 (France)
November 2014 "Do They Know It's Christmas" Band Aid 30 Aid for those affected by Ebola 1 (UK)
November 2014 "No Man's Land" Joss Stone The Royal British Legion 49 (UK)
December 2014 "Got No Fans" The Wealdstone Raider Great Ormond Street Hospital 5 (UK)
March 2015 I Say Save Orangu-tans James Broughton, Monkey World To save Orang-utan. Number 4, UK Itunes charts
April, 2015 "Fly" Avril Lavigne Special Olympics 92 (Canada)
October, 2015 "I Was Me" Imagine Dragons One4 Project 30 (Spain)
December 2015 "Love Song to the Earth" Paul McCartney, Colbie Caillat, Sean Paul, Natasha Bedingfield, Q'orianka Kilcher, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik, Angelique Kidjo, Nicole Scherzinger, Kelsea Ballerini, Krewella, Victoria Justice and Christina Grimmie Friends of the Earth and the UN Foundation N/A
March 2016 "This Is for My Girls" Laura Daniel, Teuila Blakely, Lucy Lawless, Saraid Cameron, Daisy Lawless, Kura Forrester, Ilah Cooper, Kimberley Crossman girl stars of The Barefoot Bandits Let Girls Learn New Zealand N/A
May 2016 "I Hope" Lesley Garrett, Rick Astley, Jodie Prenger, Chesney Hawkes, G4, Kerry Ellis Missing People's Find Every Child campaign N/A
June 2016 "What the World Needs Now Is Love"[6] Sara Bareilles, Roger Bart, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Michael Cerveris, Gloria Estefan, Sutton Foster, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Heather Headley, Megan Hilty, Bill Irwin, Carole King, Jane Krakowski, Nathan Lane, Zachary Levi, Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Rosie O’Donnell, Kelli O’Hara, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Lillias White, Marissa Jaret Winokur and BD Wong LGBT Center of Florida N/A
July 2016 "Hands" Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, BloodPop, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Mark Ronson, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Juanes, Pink, Mary J. Blige, Halsey, Troye Sivan, Ty Herndon, Dan Reynolds, Adam Lambert, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, MNEK, Alex Newell, Mary Lambert, Prince Royce, Jussie Smollett, Nate Ruess, RuPaul GLAAD N/A
September 2016 "For Me" Chloe Rose NSPCC / ChildLine N/A
October 2016 "Fresh Eyes" Andy Grammer Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles 84 (US)
December 2016 "The Living Years" London Hospices Choir/Carrack Various Hospices in London 81 (UK)
June 2017 "Bridge over Troubled Water" "Artists for Grenfell": Angel, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Brian May, Carl Barât, Craig David, Deno, Donae'o, Dua Lipa, Ella Eyre, Ella Henderson, Emeli Sandé, Fleur East, Gareth Malone's All Star Choir, Geri Halliwell, Gregory Porter, James Arthur, James Blunt, Jessie J, Jessie Ware, John Newman, Jon McClure, Jorja Smith, Kelly Jones, Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Liam Payne, London Community Gospel Choir, Louis Tomlinson, Louisa Johnson, Matt Goss, Matt Terry, Mr Eazi, Nathan Skyes, Nile Rodgers, Omar, Paloma Faith, Pixie Lott, Ray BLK, RAYE, Rita Ora, Robbie Williams, Shakka, Stormzy, The Who, Tokio Myers, Tom Grennan, Tony Hadley, Tulisa, WSTRN Victims of the Grenfell Tower fire in North Kensington, London 1 (UK)
October 2017 "Almost Like Praying" Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello, Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony, John Leguizamo, Rubén Blades, Pedro Capó, Dessa, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Alex Lacamoire, Rita Moreno, Ednita Nazario, Joell Ortiz, Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Gilberto Santa Rosa, PJ Sin Suela, Ana Villafañe, Tommy Torres Hispanic Federation's UNIDOS Disaster Relief and Recovery Program 20 (US)
November 2017 "With A Little Help From My Friends" Sony Music Australia All Stars: John Farnham, Olivia Newton John, Jessica Mauboy, Anthony Callea, Dami Im, Cyrus Villanueva, Isaiah Firebrace, Jess & Matt, Delta Goodrem, Colin Hay, Samantha Jade, Alli Simpson, Kyle Bielfield, Josh Pyke, Johnny Ruffo, Guy Sebastian, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Jai Waetford, Missy Lancaster, Pete Murray, David Campbell, Human Nature, Justice Crew, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark Vincent, Adam Harvey, Daryl Braithwaite, Rick Price & Jack Jones Friends4Youth Sony Foundation
July 2018 "With A Little Help From My Friends" "NHS Voices": Alexandra Burke, Ali Campbell, Astro, Aston Merrygold, Ben Willis, Beverley Knight, Blue, Chris Difford, Coleen Nolan, Danny Jones, Dennis Greaves, Engelbert Humperdinck, Gabrielle, Gary Stringer, Glenn Tilbrook, Guy Garvey, HRVY, Jack and Tim, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir, Louisa Johnson, Marina and the Diamonds, Mark Feltham, Mark King, Myleene Klass, Nile Rodgers, Rick Astley, Seal, Simon Hanson, Tom Smith, Tony Hadley, Una Healy NHS Charities Together
October 2018 "Banshee" Stay Out Released for the victims of the October 2017 California Wildfires on the compilation charity album Noise for Norcal.
November 2018 "Please Do Not Sorrow" Unknown Soldier The Royal British Legion N/A
December 2018 "We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls)" LadBaby Christmas Number One attempt in aid of The Trussell Trust. 1 (UK)
April 2019 "Earth" Lil Dicky, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Psy, Bad Bunny, Kris Wu, Backstreet Boys, Leonardo DiCaprio Climate change - through the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. 21 (UK), 17 (US)
November 2019 "Yellow" Jodie Whittaker Children in Need N/A
December 2019 "I Love Sausage Rolls" LadBaby Christmas Number One attempt in aid of The Trussell Trust. 1 (UK)
December 2019 "Running the World" Jarvis Cocker and The Kaiser Quartet Christmas Number One attempt in aid of Shelter. 48 (UK)


Release Date Title Artists Charity/Cause Highest Chart Position
January 2020 "My Way" Margaret Mackie The Alzheimer's Society, Dementia UK N/A
April 2020 "Thank You Baked Potato" Matt Lucas The FeedNHS Campaign 34 (UK)
"You'll Never Walk Alone" Michael Ball, Captain Tom Moore, The NHS Voices of Care Choir NHS Charities Together 1 (UK)
"Times Like These" 5 Seconds of Summer, AJ Tracey, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Celeste, Chris Martin, Dermot Kennedy, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Foo Fighters, Grace Carter, Hailee Steinfeld, Jess Glynne, Mabel, Paloma Faith, Rag’n’Bone Man, Rita Ora, Royal Blood, Sam Fender, Sean Paul, Sigrid, Yungblud, Zara Larsson COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, Children in Need, Comic Relief 1 (UK)
May 2020 "Stuck with U" Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber First Responders Children's Foundation 4 (UK) 1 (US)
"Savage (Remix)" Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé Bread of Life 3 (UK) 1 (US)
June 2020 "Black Parade" Beyoncé BeyGOOD's Black Business Impact Fund, administered by the National Urban League[7] 49 (UK)
July 2020 "You Are My Sunshine" Gareth Malone, London Symphony Orchestra and participants in the Great British Home Chorus initiative NHS Charities Together.[8] 57 (UK)
August 2020 "Love On Top" The Bellas UNICEF N/A


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