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Brexit: EU's official anthem Ode to Joy hits No1 on UK download chart

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Andre Rieu performs at the Royal Albert Hall for the Classical BRIT Awards on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 in London, UK.
Andre Rieu performs at the Royal Albert Hall for the Classical BRIT Awards on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 in London, UK.   -   Copyright  John Marshall JME/Invision/AP
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The EU's anthem Ode to Joy has exploded onto the UK's download chart, making one small symbolic victory for Remainers as the country officially exits the bloc.

As well as being the most downloaded song of the week, it has also made an entrance at number 30 in the official singles chart.

The result on Friday comes after a campaign from those who opposed Brexit to have their voices heard for a final time as EU citizens.

Meanwhile, a version of the classical piece, written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1785 and conducted by Dutch violinist André Rieu, has climbed at the top of Amazon's best sellers list in the UK. Several other recordings of the song by André Rieu also appear in the top 20 rankings.

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Amazon UK Best Sellers on January 30, 2020.Screenshot

The song has also clinched the top spot in the country's iTunes chart.

But Leavers did not give up without a fight with hoping their own song, "17 Million F**k-Offs", would chart higher.

The song, written by British comedian Dominic Frisby after the 2016 referendum on EU membership, has been updated ahead of the country's departure on Friday.

The comedian had vowed that if the song reached number one on Brexit Day, proceeds from the sale would be donated to the Maggie Oliver Foundation for victims of child abuse and grooming.