Queen and Adam Lambert are honouring healthcare staff working on the frontline during the coronavirus crisis with a re-worked version of We Are The Champions.
Wanting to share their appreciation for all healthcare workers during the pandemic, the iconic band have switched up the lyrics to their 1977 hit to ‘you are the champions’ in tribute.
Brian May and Adam Lambert were the brains behind the rehashed charity single and all money raised from it will go to the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund, supported by the United Nations Foundation.
It also comes with a music video that stars drummer Roger Taylor’s daughter Dr Rory Taylor, who is an NHS key worker.
Roger said: ‘As a father with a daughter in the front line, I am ultra-aware of the vital work they are doing daily to save us and our society.
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‘Their bravery and sacrifice must not be prejudiced by anything less than a 100% effort by our governments to protect them. They are precious to us all and they are truly our champions.’The music video to the charity single features drummer Roger Taylor’s daughter Dr Rory Taylor who is an NHS key worker, with Roger saying healthcare workers are ‘precious to all’ (Picture: PA) All money raised by the single will go to the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund (Picture: EPA)
Guitarist Brian added: ‘It seems to me we should dedicate this one to all the frontline soldiers fighting for humanity against the insurgent coronavirus.
‘Just like our parents, grandparents and great grandparents who fought for us in two world wars, those brave warriors in the front line are our new CHAMPIONS.
‘That means the doctors, nurses, cleaners, porters, drivers, tea ladies and gentlemen, and all who are quietly risking their lives daily to save the lives of our kin. CHAMPIONS ALL!!!’
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Currently in the UK, the number of deaths due to coronavirus has reached more than 22,800 and the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 is now over 165,000.
Queen aren’t the only ones hoping to help with coronavirus relief efforts, as a number of artists, including Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Biffy Clyro and Royal Blood, have come together to record a cover of Foo Fighters’ track Times Like These in the biggest BBC Radio Live Lounge ever.
You Are The Champions is available now.
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