The music is still as optimistic as the UK lockdown continues – and it seems that Dame Vera Lynn’s war classic, We Meet Meet Again, is one of the songs that help people get through.
After the Queen’s reference to the song in her speech to the nation in response to the coronavirus Crisis, sales have increased a whopping 580% so far week by week, according to the Official Charts Company.
Famous for the lyrics, “We will meet again, I don’t know where, I don’t know when, but I know we will see each other on a sunny day”, the song is a positive reminder to be able to see family and friends again a times the COVID-19 the pandemic is over.
The queen’s reference to the song came after Lady Vera103rd anniversary of March, which she marked with an edifying message urging fans to “keep smiling and singing.”
To make a nod to the “difficult times” the nation is currently facing due to the epidemic, Sweetheart of the Forces also released a short burst of new video for his signature song.
Official graph numbers are based on download sales from digital retailers, including iTunes and Amazon.
The charts also identified a link between the centenary and the current queen of the Dua Lipa charts, who has three top 10 singles this week.
It’s a feat never achieved by an English singer before – Dame Vera, on the very first official singles chart on November 14, 1952, with Forget Me Not, The Homing Waltz and Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart.
As of this writing, we will be in 24th place in the iTunes ranking, and Spotify has also seen an increase in track streaming, up 209% from week to week.
In her historic address On Sunday, the Queen used her war spirit experience to call on the country to “stay united and resolute” to overcome the coronavirus crisis.
In her message, recorded at Windsor Castle, she said: “We should be reassured that even if we have more to endure, better days will come.
“We will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we’ll see each other again. “
Prime Minister Boris Johnson being treated for an intensive care coronavirus, the government is now working on how and when to end the British foreclosure, which has been in place for more than two weeks.
Dominic Raab, Johnson’s replacement, declined to confirm whether a loosening decision will be made on Easter Monday – and suggested that it may be delayed.