Delta Goodrem shoots to top of the charts with bushfire relief song

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Deltra Goodrem has topped the Australian charts with a song inspired by the bushfire crisis, after revealing all sales of the tune will go towards those affected by the devastation. 

The 35-year-old Aussie singer has toppled Tones and I from the top spot with her emotional song, Let It Rain, which she co-wrote with her boyfriend, Matthew Copley

Delta Goodrem has a released a song about the Australian bushfires. Photo: Getty Images
Bushfires are continuing to wreak havoc in Australia. Photo: Getty Images

Taking to her Instagram account, Delta revealed that all proceeds from the song will go towards the bushfire relief fund. 

“I have been sent incredible messages asking if I would release Let It Rain, the song I was inspired to write seeing the devastation from the fires across our country,” Delta wrote on Instagram.

“It is now available and I am donating all of my proceeds of the song to aid with the bushfire relief.

Delta has released Let It Rain after being inspired by the bushfire crisis.

“These bushfires are devastating our beautiful country. Our firefighters, communities and animals are in need of your help. Please do what you can.”

Lyrics from the song include lines like: “I can't stay in silence, hoping this will go” and “breathing in the ashes of our hometown”.

“They say keep on praying and we're waiting for the rain. Let it rain, here today. Can it rain, here today,” Delta sings in the song.

Delta’s fans flooded Twitter with the song and within three hours the song has hit the top of the iTunes charts.

The song has already entered both the US and UK charts within the last hour.

Queen and Adam Lambert are rumoured to be playing at the bushfire relief concert in ANZ Stadium in Sydney in February. Photo: Getty Images

Music stars for bushfire relief

Delta may be riding high on the charts with her effort to help with the fight against the bushfires but she isn’t the only music star to take action.

Triple J announced they’ll be staging a charity event at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl next month called Down To Earth – A Fire and Climate Relief Concert.

Gang Of Youths, Tash Sultana, Angus and Julia Stone, Jack River, Thelma Plum, Briggs, and Ruby Fields will be among those performing.

Promoters TEG Dainty and TEG Live announced this week that they will be hosting a Fire Fight Australia bushfire relief concert at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on February 16.

While it hasn’t’ been confirmed yet, Queen and Adam Lambert are both booked to play in Sydney in February and it’s rumoured they’ll be joining the line-up.

Fire Aid - From WA, With Love - A benefit concert raising funds for the fire services, local communities and wildlife protection groups - will also take place on January 31st at the Fremantle Arts Center.

John Butler, San Cisco, Stella Donnelly and The Waifs will all join together to raise money to assist with the continued fight and recovery of the fire ravaged Victorian and New South Wales States.

In news that came as music to 90s children’s ears, the original Wiggles announced they will be reuniting for a to raise funds for Australian Red Cross and WIRES at the Castle Hill RSL in Sydney on January 18.

And Aussie star Tones and I recently revealed that she will be singing onstage at a charity show at Melbourne’s 170russell, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Aussie firies and the Red Cross.

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