Richard’s composition has Chance of top spot

Richard Chance - Christmas number one?

Richard Chance - Christmas number one?

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B lackpool musician is hoping for the Christmas number one spot.

A song featuring the Olympic Games Makers – which has the backing of London mayor Boris Johnson and is tipped to top the charts for 
Christmas – was co-written by composer and musician Richard Chance.

Richard, who scores the music for television shows and also directs the long running popular Blackpool summer show Legends, wrote the song, I Wish for You The World, with recording artiste Alistair Griffin, who last year had a top 20 hit with Just Drive (the theme to the F1 Grand prix).

“It’s a celebration of the positivity which spread throughout the country from the Diamond Jubilee to the Olympics and Paralympics and latterly the announcement that Will and Kate are expectiing a baby,” said Richard.“

It’s a positive message and an uplifting song, proceeds of which will go to British Olympic Foundation and British Paralympic Association charities, but Richard explains it wasn’t all gold on the way to the charts.

“It took a lot of hard work to organise,” he said. “We are so grateful that we have the full support now of the London Olympic Committee, Mayor Boris Johnson and Dame Tessa Jowell (former MP for the Olympics). We also have a raft of well known Olympians and Paralympians now wanting to be in the video and even the choir – but the red tape involved was enormous. We haven’t slept for two months!

“The Games Maker choir are such fantastic people, and it was an absolute honour to reunite so many Games Makers who were literally the very heart of the Games this year. The song is a perfect end to 2012, it’s positive, it looks forward to the future, and it’s for a great cause. We’ve even got the Ceremony drummers involved now.”

I Wish For You The World by The Games Maker Choir featuring Alistair Griffin is out on December 16 on Decca Records.

To follow their progress on facebook, go to facebook.com/iwishforyoutheworld.