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A remake of Mariah Carey's ‘Hero’ by finalists in this year’s X Factor competition has topped the British music charts for the second week in a row.

As reported earlier, the track was recorded to benefit Help for Heroes, which provides support for wounded servicemen and women, and the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

“We’re doing this for one simple reason,” said Simon Cowell, who is behind the single’s release. “These are decent people who need a bit of help, a bit of support and all the proceeds of this record will go to these guys.”

The song has become the fastest selling charity release of the decade and the fastest selling single of 2008. British prime minister Gordon Brown has waived the usual 17.5 percent sales tax on each record sold, which means even more money than expected will go to charity.

The track is available through iTunes and wherever good music is sold.

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