Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas

This classic’s lyrics were written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and the song was released in 1984, in order to aid  the 1983–85 famine in Ethiopia. The song featured mainly British and Irish musical acts and this supergroup was named Band Aid. The song was recorded in one day.

It was a chart topped on UK Singles Chart and was on the top for 5 weeks. The song was a #1 hit in 13 other countries. The song was re-recorded in 1989, 2004, and all three recordings were for charity.

Band Aid performing ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ in 1984.