Social media pushes to get Eagles of Death Metal to #1 on charts

By: Paul Hudson
By: Paul Hudson

A social media push is on to get Eagles of Death Metal to the top spot on the charts.

A Facebook page called “Eagles of Death Metal for No. 1″ is asking people to help bring the band’s cover of Duran Duran’s “Save a Prayer” to number one.

The group covered the 1982 song on its album “Zipper Down”.  They also performed with  Duran Duran on the show “TFI Friday”…

According to a FAQ on the page, the idea sprung from of “a few fans of EoDM and rock music from Essex & Hertfordshire that are regular gig-goers who could’ve all easily been at the Bataclan that evening and thought this might be a nice idea.”

The page admins also note that this is not about money. “It’s a statement of peace, love, and support, that’s all,” they wrote.

Members of Eagles of Death Metal are not involved in the movement, according to the sponsors.

The band was performing at Paris’ Bataclan theater on Friday night when the building was attacked by terrorists. A total of 89 people were killed there – including Nick Alexander, a crew member for the band.

As of Monday morning, nearly 9,000 people had joined the Facebook page. The song was in iTunes UK’s top 50 and at No. 1 on its rock chart.

Close to 8,000 people have joined up.

As of Monday morning, the song was in iTunes UK’s top 50 and at No. 1 on its rock chart.

The campaign ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m.