Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Christmas songs number 3 - Band Aid - Do They Know its Christmas

My choice for number 3 is the charity single 'Do They Know its Christmas' by Band Aid.

Love it or hate it, you can't deny that this is one of the most famous / infamous Christmas songs ever. Some say this song is political and a little bit patronizing - I think people should just enjoy it for what it is.

Released in 1984, this was the idea of Bob Geldoff (whoo?? if you are under 30) and Midge Ure (who!!?) . Bob Geldoff was very famous back in the day and he was in a band too and so was Midge Ure - The BoomTown Rats and Ultravox respectively.

Featuring some of the biggest stars of the day, this was an absolute groundbreaking effort. U2's Bono, Status Quo, Phil Collins, Simon Le Bon, Tony Hadley, Boy George, Sting, George Michael plus more - this was on an epic scale!!

This song has had its criticism, but its endured. Its been rehashed for a new generation, but the original endures. Hitting number 1 in the UK single chart, its still on the best Christmas songs list to date.

So there we have it - Day 3. Happy Christmas :) chris

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