22/12/2015 - Support our NHS and get this song to No 1 at Xmas

nhsabridgeoverThere is an unlikely twist to the race for the Xmas number-one spot.

The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir are out-selling the latest manufactured pop offering from the X Factor in early chart reports.

Their mash-up of Simon & Garfunkel’s classic Bridge Over Troubled Water and Coldplay’s Fix You, celebrates the under-threat, overworked health service during its busiest season.

The song — Bridge Over You — had sold around 5,000 copies more than rivals X Factor winner Louisa Johnson’s Forever Young and Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself.

The choir’s music video shows doctors, nurses and therapists at south-east London’s University Hospital Lewisham caring for sick children, elderly people and those undergoing major operations.

NHS communications manager Joe Blunden said: “This film showcases the amazing work which NHS staff do every day, which is why we decided to launch this campaign.

“When we filmed it, the support from patients — which you can see in the video — was incredibly moving.”

You can watch the video here: