Schoolgirl's charity song tipped to top the charts after celebrity push



A 17-year-old schoolgirl is being tipped to top the charts after celebrities got behind a charity single she recorded for children who have lost loved ones. Molly Lane’s song, Do They Dance In Heaven, in aid of bereavement charity Grief Encounter, will be released for download on Monday. And with a multitude of stars from a TV chef and girl band singer to Radio 1 DJs promising to push the single on social media, many are predicting the single will hit the top spot. Molly, a performing arts student at the University Technical College in Elstree, north London, decided to record the song after meeting children who had lost parents or siblings at a special event. She was later asked to sing at the memorial service of the brother of one of the girls she had met and vowed to do something to help. After hearing the song, written by family friend Perrie Young after the death of his father, Molly’s fellow students helped produce the music video. Molly said: “A little girl asked if I could sing at her brother’s memorial service. “But on the day I became so upset, seeing how hurt she was by losing her brother, I only managed to sing one song. I was so emotionally touched, and decided I needed to do something to help other children who had been bereaved.“Once I recorded the single the other students from my college said they wanted to get involved, and got together to do the music video. It’s been amazing to see so many people wanting to help me.”Molly’s father Bobby says he’s hoping for an avalanche effect after the single is released on Blue Monday as many stars encourage followers to download it. He said: “We’ve had a lot of interest from famous people, who promised they’ll plug the song on their social networking sites.“We’ve also had discussions with Premier League clubs who might ask Molly to sing the song before games next week.“Can it get to No1? Definitely. We’re hoping people will want to go and download it, it’s only 99p and every penny of every download goes directly to the charity.”