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EDDIE STOBART TRUCKERS BEAT PSY’S GANGNAM STYLE TO TOP OF iTUNES VIDEO CHART

Carlisle, UK, 18 December 2012 – Eddie Stobart Truckers’ first Christmas single, a special rendition of 12 Days of Christmas recorded in aid of Help for Heroes, has hit the top spot on the iTunes music video chart following its release yesterday.

In the first 24 hours of sales, the Eddie Stobart Truckers single left the likes of 2012 Korean dance sensation Gangnam Style in its wake as it rose to the number one spot on the iTunes music video chart last night with the backing of celebrity tweeters such as Katie Price.

The song and accompanying video is available to download from today using the following links:

Song on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/12-days-of-christmas-single/id585219059 

Video on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/music-video/12-days-of-christmas/id585636101 

Song on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ANUM8ES 

The special parody 12 Days of Christmas features revised lyrics making fun references to the work Eddie Stobart does in delivering Christmas goods to the nation.  Lines from the song include: “Four Frozen Turkeys”, “Ten Mince Pies” and “Seven Spotters Spotting” – referring to the 25,000 members of the Eddie Stobart Members Club. 

The company has a close affinity with the armed forces with over 10% of Eddie Stobart drivers coming from a military background. The Christmas single will help raise funds for Help for Heroes and support the beneficial work it carries out across the UK. Two of the singers, Matt Ekins and Lee Dowling, served together in Bosnia as part of their service with the Royal Logistics Corp.

Celebrity Eddie Stobart trucker, Mark Dixon, said: “It is a catchy number.  We are delighted with the public response, and now it is rising up the charts beating off stiff competition from the likes of Gangnam Style – we are doing it Stobart style.  The most important thing is to raise as much money as we can for Help for Heroes, so I would encourage everyone to get behind us and download the song for our troops.”

The ‘making of’ the single and accompanying video will feature as part of Channel 5’s Eddie Stobart’s Christmas Cracker, broadcast on Christmas Eve (9pm) and Christmas Day (7.05pm). 

ENDS

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The Eddie Stobart Truckers: Tim Fox, Mark Dixon and Mick Leech
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