Everybody Hurts

Everybody Hurts by Helping Haiti was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, February 20, 2010 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. In an attempt to raise money for the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake that killed up to 200,000 people, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown rang the pop music mogul and talent judge Simon Cowell to ask him to arrange a charity single. Cowell chose the R.E.M. 1992 single "Everybody Hurts." The cover version was hastily put together by Cowell, who gathered 21 artists to record the song in London, New York and Los Angeles. The performers are: Leona Lewis, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Cheryl Cole, Mika, Michael Bublé, Joe McElderry, Miley Cyrus, James Blunt, Gary Barlow and Mark Owen of Take That, Jon Bon Jovi, James Morrison, Alexandra Burke, Susan Boyle, Aston Merrygold and Marvin Humes of JLS, Shane Filan and Mark Feehily of Westlife, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams. Proceeds from the single are split between The Sun's Helping Haiti fund and the Disasters Emergency Committee. Brown agreed to waive VAT and R.E.M. agreed to waive all royalties. The song sold 453,000 copies in its first week on the UK singles chart for the week-ending February 20, 2010. The song was the first one penned by R.E.M. to top the UK singles chart.

Everybody Hurts FAQs

Who sang Everybody Hurts?

Everybody Hurts was performed by Helping Haiti

What year did Everybody Hurts get to the UK number 1 spot?

Everybody Hurts first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, February 20, 2010

How long was Everybody Hurts at number 1 in the UK?

Everybody Hurts spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.