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Friday 15 December 2017

Shane casting a spell on Haiti charity song

You've got to love Shane MacGowan's unfailing confidence. The dentally challenged singer has told the Diary how he reckons his new charity single for Haiti, I Put A Spell On You, is going to storm the charts.

A collaboration with some musical greats including Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie, Mick Jones from The Clash, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, Nick Cave and Paloma Faith, it's a different take on the 1958 hit from Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

The new offering from the Pogues frontman (52) and his famous pals was previewed on the Late Late Show recently -- and he reckons it's an instant hit.

"This is definitely the best single you are going to buy all decade. It's a great song. And it would be a good thing for a great record to get to number one for a change," he explained. Urging everyone to buy the single, he added:

"All the money goes to rebuilding Haiti."

The star also managed to pull out the big guns for the accompanying video after getting Hollywood star Johnny Depp on board. The 46-year-old actor can be seen in the video for the charity track, playing the guitar.

MacGowan's sentiments have been echoed by his loyal partner Victoria Mary Clarke who described it as great value. "It's cheaper than a cup of coffee, or popcorn at the cinema or a lot of things that wont give you as much pleasure or last as long," she said. The single goes on sale on March 8.

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