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Hillsborough charity single

Sir Paul McCartney adds his voice to the song Photo:

Sir Paul McCartney has joined the line-up of a Hillsborough charity single for the families of the 96 Liverpool fans killed.

The former Beatle features alongside stars such as Robbie Williams, Paloma Faith, The Clash's Mick Jones and Spice Girl Melanie C on the cover of Hollies hit He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.

The track will raise money to cover the legal costs of the families of the Liverpool supporters killed in the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

It will be released on December 17 and will challenge the X Factor winner to get the traditional festive chart-topper.

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The track will go up against victor of ITV1's X Factor contest, who's single is thought to be coming out a week earlier than normal with this year's final taking place on December 9.

The competition usually concludes a week later, with the winner's single coming out in the crucial pre-Christmas week, although a backlash against the show has meant many people have rallied to get alternative tracks to number one. Last year's winner Little Mix was held off by the Military Wives choir.

The Hillsborough track will also feature past X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson as well as Holly Johnson, Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook, Paul Heaton and Gerry Marsden, together going under the name of The Justice Collective.

Each of the acts gave their time for free to record the single aiming to top the Christmas charts.

Pre-order the single by texting JUSTICE to 80010.