"Help!: A Day in the Life" is released

Help!: A Day in the Life, released in 2005, brought together many contemporary artists from Britain and Canada.

It was produced by War Child UK in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original Help album, and aimed to raise money to fund the charity's efforts in war-torn countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name is a conglomeration of the titles of two Beatles songs, "Help!" (featured on the Help! album and film) and "A Day in the Life" (from the album Sgt.Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band). On Wednesday, September 14, 2005, five days after its release it was reported in The Guardian to have broken the record for the fastest selling download album ever.

Notable contributions to the album included tracks by Radiohead and Manic Street Preachers, both of whom had contributed tracks to the original 1995 album. Also of note was a cover of Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by War Child patrons Keane, a song from Gorillaz called "Hong Kong" which was chosen to be played live various times by the band, a last-minute contribution from Coldplay, and a song by Emmanuel Jal, who was involved in the Sudan conflict as a child.

1. "I Want None of This" - Radiohead
2. "It Was Nothing" - The Coral
3. "Hello Conscience" - The Zutons
4. "Snowball" - Elbow
5. "Gone Are the Days" - The Magic Numbers
6. "Wasteland" - Maxïmo Park
7. "Phantom Broadcast" - The Go! Team
8. "Gua" - Emmanuel Jal
9. "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Keane with Faultline
10. "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" - Kaiser Chiefs
11. "The Present" - Bloc Party
12. "Help Me Please" - Hard-Fi
13. "Eighth Station of the Cross Kebab House" - Belle and Sebastian
14. "Cler Archel" - Tinariwen
15. "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" - Boy George and Antony
16. "Hong Kong" - Gorillaz
17. "From Bollywood to Battersea" - Babyshambles
18. "Leviathan" - Manic Street Preachers
19. "Kirby's House" - Razorlight
20. "Cross-Eyed Bear" - Damien Rice
21. "Mars Needs Women" - Mylo
22. "How You See the World No. 2" - Coldplay