Veteran writes song commemorating D-Day invasion, ranks higher than Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber

Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for The Royal British Legion

Credit: Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for The Royal British Legion

The youngest known veteran of D-Day is beating out huge names in entertainment with the song he wrote commemorating what happened on June 6, 1944.

Jim Radford was 15 when the Normandy Invasion happened. He served as a ship's galley boy on the Empire Larch for the Merchant Navy and helped build the Mulberry harbor at Gold Beach, CNN reported.

It has been 75 years since the men rushed the beaches, some dying when they drowned and many dying from bullets shot by German machine gunners.

More than 4,400 Allied troops were confirmed killed and more than 9,000 were listed as either wounded our missing, CNN reported.

Radford, who has had a lifetime connection to music, wrote a ballad during his first visit back to Normandy in 1969 honoring the men who fought and died that day.

"The Shores of Normandy," is No. 1 on Amazon's singles chart, topping songs by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, CNN reported.

"It wasn't until I went back, saw the children playing on the beach, that I was sort of overwhelmed with recollection of what I've seen and moved to tears by the contrast, as a lot of veterans were," Radford said in a recorded statement, according to CNN.

Radford has pledged to donate the profits from his song to the British Normandy Memorial.

"It's very important to me and other veterans that there should be a place like this where people can come and reflect because we're not going to be around much longer to tell the story, and the story needs to be told because people need to learn lessons from it," Radford said, according to CNN.

"The Shores of Normandy" is on not only available Amazon, but also iTunes, Spotify, Google Play Music and Deezer.

You can also watch the music video on YouTube.

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