Storming up the charts

WITHIN A DAY OF BEING RELEASED FOR DOWNLOAD, THE NATIONAL HEALTH SINGERS’ ORIGINAL SONG “WON’T LET GO”, HAS LEAPT TO NUMBER TWO IN THE AMAZON BEST SELLERS LIST.

The single, written and performed to protest government health policy, is behind only Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ in the Amazon Best Sellers chart. In contrast to the celebratory tone of recent  coverage of the NHS’ 70th anniversary, ‘Won’t let go’ communicates frustration and resilience in the context of cuts and privatisation of the  health service.