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14/02/2010 Everybody Hurts goes to #1 on the UK singles chart


Everybody Hurts (Helping Haiti)

In an attempt to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked Simon Cowell to arrange a charity single. Cowell chose "Everybody Hurts", Brown agreed to waive VAT on the single and R.E.M. agreed to waive all royalties. The release was under the name Helping Haiti.