Ad mini-movie released for charity
Published 19/11/2011 | 14:48
The hit song behind the current Christmas mini-movie advertisement for John Lewis has been released on an album for charity.
Slow Moving Millie's cover of The Smiths "Please, Please, Please let me get what I want" is one of 11 tracks on the LP in aid of Save the Children.
The melody accompanies a commercial which stars a little boy who prefers giving to receiving.
It was one of the fastest climbing tracks in the official charts last week.
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 11 song 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 and made it to number 2 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.
£2 from the sale of every album, including those sold on iTunes, will be donated to the children's charity. £1 will be contributed by the John Lewis Partnership which includes John Lewis department stores and Waitrose shops. The other £1 will be donated by music label Universal Music UK.
Save the Children's corporate partnerships director Douglas Rouse said: "This is great music for a great cause. Everyone who buys this fantastic album is directly helping some of the poorest children in the UK to fulfil their potential."
The album is available to preorder from today on iTunes for £7.99 and will launch on Monday November 28.