David Moyes has spoken of his support to make The Justice Collective’s 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' the Christmas number one.
The charity single is currently leading the race to top the charts according to information released in the official Chart sales bulletin of the week.
The song, which has been re-recorded by a host of top names from the music industry to help raise money to aid the legal fees of the Hillsborough Justice campaign, has currently sold 23,000 more copies than James Arthur’s ‘Impossible’, equating to a 15 per cent lead.
The original Hollies track encapsulated the mood in the city when it was played at Goodison Park before the Premier League fixture with Newcastle earlier this season following the publication of the Hillsborough Panel Report.
“I think a lot of credit has to go to Bill Kenwright because it was he who decided to play that song,” said Moyes at his pre-match press conference on Friday morning.
“‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ was considered but he felt that song was more fitting. Let’s hope for the families that it raises some money to go to court.”
The single features Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Eliza Doolittle, Andy Brown (Lawson), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Mick Jones (The Clash), Peter Hooton (The Farm), (The Justice Tonight band), Chris Sharrock (Beady Eye), Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze), Ren Harvieu, Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Hollie Cook, Jon McClure (Reverend & The Makers), John Power (Cast) and Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers)