Advert music will help raise cash for children

THE hit song on the current Christmas mini-movie advertisement for John Lewis has been released on a charity album.

Slow Moving Millie’s cover of The Smiths’ Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want is one of 11 tracks on the John Lewis release in aid of Save the Children.

The melody accompanies a commercial which stars a little boy who prefers giving to receiving and was one of the fastest climbing tracks in the official charts last week.

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Save the Children heralded the album as “great music for a great cause” and urged shoppers to buy it today.

John Lewis marketing director Craig Inglis said: “Over the last four years we have become known for our innovative use of music within our TV advertising.

“This exciting new album reflects that success whilst also generating funds for a fantastic cause.”

Other songs featured in the collection include Ellie Goulding’s hit cover of Elton John’s Your Song which provided the soundtrack to John Lewis’s Christmas advert in 2010.

It made it to number two in the charts, as well as Taken by Trees’ rendition of Guns & Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine from John Lewis’s Christmas ad campaign in 2009.

Every album sold, including those downloaded from iTunes, will raise £2 for the children’s charity. John Lewis Partnership, which includes John Lewis department stores and Waitrose shops, will donate £1. The other £1 will be donated by record label Universal Music UK.

The Corporate Partnerships Director of Save the Children, Douglas Rouse, said: “This is great music for a great cause.

“Everyone who buys this fantastic album will be directly helping some of the poorest children in the UK to fulfil their potential.”

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The album is available now, price £7.99, for pre-order on iTunes and will be launched on Monday 28 November.