Churchill's 'Reach for the Skies' Hits UK Pop Charts

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The United Kingdom has a new music star in former Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Britain's wartime leader hit the music charts last week at number four with "Reach for the Skies," a track of two of his most famous speeches with music in the background.

The album was recorded by the Royal Air Force's Central Band and was released to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain during World War II.

Click to watch a preview of the RAF's Central Band's 'Reach for the Skies" album.

The RAF website states that two brand new versions of Churchill's speeches, 'The Few" and "The Finest Hour,' are included.

"We wanted to bring the album right up to date and appeal to a new audience but still reflect the sacrifices made during the Battle of Britain," said band member Chief Technician Rob Jordan in an article on the RAF website. "The ballad reflects on the separation that all servicemen and women feel while serving overseas on operations and the love from their partners and families that carries them through those times."

The album includes RAF related classics such as Dambusters March, Spitfire Prelude, 633 Squadron, the Battle of Britain March and Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines. It also includes the sounds of Spitfires flying.

Churchill last hit the charts shortly after his death in 1965 with a compilation of recordings titled "The Voice Of." He holds the record for being the only prime minister to make the music charts.

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