Hillsborough tribute single Christmas number one

  • 27 December 2012
The Justice Collective

The Hillsborough tribute single He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother is this year's Christmas number one.

The star-studded Justice Collective beat X Factor winner James Arthur's Impossible to the festive top spot on Sunday.

The song is a cover of the 1969 hit by British pop group The Hollies and sold more than 269,000 copies in a week.

X Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson and Spice Girl Melanie C are among the celebs who perform on the single.

It's raising money for the families of the Hillsborough victims.

Hillsborough disaster

The Hillsborough disaster happened in 1989 when 96 Liverpool fans died in a crush at a FA Cup semi-final.

The victims' families have been fighting for years against the original inquest verdict that their loved ones died accidentally.

That decision was thrown out at the High Court last week and a new inquest was ordered.