He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother by The Justice Collective was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, December 29, 2012 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. In 1989 a human crush occurred during the FA Cup semifinal match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England, which resulted in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans. Twenty-three years later the Hillsborough Independent Panel published the findings of its report which concluded that no Liverpool fans were responsible for the disaster, and up to 41 lives could potentially have been saved if the response of the emergency services had been swifter. Inspired by Everton's Hillsborough tribute on 17 September 2012, when the Hollies hit, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" was played prior to their match against Newcastle United, it was decided that a re-recording of the song by various artists would be released as the charity single. The song topped the UK singles charts during Christmas 2012. It was the eighth UK Christmas #1 that Paul McCartney had featured on. He'd previously logged up four festive chart-toppers with the Beatles, one with Wings, one with Band Aid and another with Band Aid 20.
Who sang He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother?
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother was performed by The Justice Collective
What year did He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother get to the UK number 1 spot?
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, December 29, 2012
How long was He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother at number 1 in the UK?
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother spent 1 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.