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Charity Christmas single tops Amazon charts

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A festive charity single has knocked off Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas off the UK Amazon Charts compiled by a Scottish musician.

Tom Kerr from Ayr put together What Do You See? in just ten minutes after being shown a photo of his friend Colin Kennedy’s grandson Aaron and charity boss Jamie McCallum’s daughter Rosie, both of the children live with Downs Syndrome.

The guys brought in JJ Gilmour from The Silencers and Wet Wet Wet’s Graeme Duffin to mix the song before putting it out for general release.

It took less than 24 hours for the downloads to roll in shifting the track to number 13 on the UK iTunes chart ahead of Sam Smith and Harry Styles!

Kerr told Scottish Sun: "This song came from the heart, and for all the right reasons.

"It would be nothing without my pal Colin Kennedy's great voice and musical talent.

"We have done thousands of gigs together and never expected anything like this.

"Thanks to everyone who shared, or downloaded the song. I am not used to the attention, but now we are here I will push it as far as we can go."

The team behind the track said: "This campaign is about this song and the story behind its making.

"It's how a member of the public with zero knowledge of Down syndrome can have his misconceptions challenged and changed solely by being exposed to positive lived experience.

"The feedback we’ve had has shown us that the song has touched many other minority groups too, with many people suggesting it would make a beautiful Christmas number one."

 

 

For more information visit the Wouldn’t Change A Thing website.