'My Sweet Lord' edges ahead of Pink...

GEORGE HARRISON’s classic solo single ‘MY SWEET LORD’ will be Number One this coming Sunday, according to midweek sales figures released today (January 15).

Initial sales figures based on sales yesterday (January 14), show that the track, which originally went to the top of the UK singles chart in 1971, will be top of the charts on Sunday (January 20). It is currently outselling the second highest new entry, Pink‘s ‘Get The Party Started’, by approximately 3,500 copies.

Proceeds raised from the release will be donated to the Material World Charitable Foundation, who support charities worldwide, especially helping to fund work with children.

Gennaro Castaldo, from music retailer HMV recently told NME.COM: “It’s difficult to see how this release won’t go in at Number One in the charts on Sunday. As a charity single you’ll not only get countless

George Harrison and Beatles fans buying it, but it’s likely to crossover to a much wider audience, who will want to buy it as a tribute. It’s also a classic song, than can expect lots of radio airplay and is guaranteed extensive media coverage. All in all, it’s got the key requisites of a Number One single.”

Harrison died in November last year following a long battle against cancer. He was 58.