After less than 48 hours on sale, Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind ‘97” tribute to Princess Diana shot straight to No. 1 on Sunday’s British singles chart.
Shoppers bought all 600,000 available copies Saturday, setting a new record for the fastest-selling single in Britain.
The song, which Elton John sang during Diana’s Sept. 6 funeral at Westminster Abbey and recorded immediately after, was expected to break sales records worldwide.
The compact disc is selling for $6.40, with all proceeds going to the Diana, Princess of Wales, Memorial Fund.