The Silent Song That Might Top British Charts

Posted by Morgan Clendaniel

This isn't your usual charity single. In honor of Remembrance Day, the British version of Veteran's Day, the British Royal Legion has put together a song whose proceeds will go toward disabled British Veterans. The song is two minutes of silence.

Remembrance Day is November 18, and traditionally features two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. local time. The British Royal Legion is hoping they can get the song to top the charts next week. You can help by buying a copy of it for only one pound (and downloading the star-studded video, featuring famous Brits like Thom Yorke, David Cameron, and Andy Murray. There is a preview below.)

Amazingly, the prospect of a silent song on the British charts has inspired others. Last year, British tricksters got together and made Rage Against the Machines "Killing in the Name Of" the number one British Christmas single. This year, it seems, the campaign is launching again, only with John Cage's silent "4'33."