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Viola Beach climb charts after fan campaign

Viola Beach's song Swings and Waterslides reached number 11 in the official chart after a fan campaign to get them to number one Credit: Facebook

The Warrington band killed in a car crash in Sweden last weekend has climbed the chart after a fan campaign to get them to number one.

Viola Beach's song 'Swings and Waterslides' reached number three in the Official Downloads Chart and number 11 in the overall Official Singles Chart.

Proceeds from sales of the single will be given to the families of the four band members and their manager who all died when their car fell from a bridge into a canal in Sweden.

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Watch: Mother of Viola Beach's Jack Dakin speaks of his passion for drumming

The mother of Viola Beach's Jack Dakin has spoken of her son's passion for drumming and being in the band. In an interview she said:

"The band were so happy, they were living their dream.

"Drumming meant everything to Jack he was living his absolute dream.

– Mother of Jack Dakin

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Viola Beach single climbs to number two

The four members of Viola Beach and their manager were killed in a car crash in Sweden at the weekend Credit: Facebook

Warrington band Viola Beach's single 'Swings and Waterslides' has climbed the UK singles download chart to number two. The song has also entered the Official UK Top 40 which includes sales of CDs as well as downloads and streams.

Fans are campaigining to get the band's single to number one after all four members and their manager died in a car crash in Sweden at the weekend.

Money from sales of the single will go to the families of the band and its manager.

Band's single enters top three of download chart

Viola Beach are heading for number one as fans pay tribute to the group and their manager.

Their single, Swings and Waterslides has already reached the number three in the Singles Download Chart after a fan campaign to get them to number one.

The group's record company says proceeds from their music will go to the families of those who died.

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