Band Aid – Do They Know its Christmas 1984

Band Aid was a British and Irish charity supergroup, founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia by releasing the record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for the Christmas market that year. The single surpassed the hopes of the producers to become the Christmas number one on that release. The record was released on November 29, 1984, and went straight to No. 1 in the UK singles chart, outselling all the other records in the chart put together. It became the fastest- selling single of all time in the UK, selling a million copies in the first week alone. It stayed at No. 1 for five weeks, selling over three million copies and becoming easily the biggest-selling single of all time in the UK. Watch in HD in Full Screen: www.youtube.com Song Lyrics: It’s Christmas time There’s no need to be afraid At Christmas time We let in light and we banish shade And in our world of plenty We can spread a smile of joy Throw your arms around the world At Christmas time But say a prayer Pray for the other ones At Christmas time it’s hard But when you’re having fun There’s a world outside your window And it’s a world of dread and fear Where the only water flowing Is the bitter sting of tears And the Christmas bells that ring there Are the clanging chimes of doom Well tonight thank God it’s them instead of you And there won’t be snow in Africa This Christmas time The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life Where nothing ever grows No rain nor

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25 Comments

  1. thegeezerdan says:

    This is the best version of this song in my opinion better than any of the other versions.

  2. daveyzworld77 says:

    i miss christmas!

  3. 09colita says:

    BONO THE BEST

  4. henryporter101 says:

    @MrChumo71 Why don’t you like that line?

  5. PawlikLaphroaig says:

    Really love this song! Not just because it reminds me I was 15 and young when this hit ruled the world. I´ve never heard anything like like this, such strong, emotional and powerful. Thanks to Bob and Migde and the others!!! I dont expect anything like this to appear during my lifetime. Maybe it´s the best for me. God bless all of you.

  6. RockerChris1234 says:

    lets put our music differences aside and listen to this!

  7. RockerChris1234 says:

    @MegaKellee its not stupid trust me i have the same feeling

  8. mindylinky says:

    @HoffmanSan BONO :D

  9. Ferchundei says:

    @AppleDude1010 How is that weird?

  10. HoffmanSan says:

    1:29 amazing voice

  11. AppleDude1010 says:

    I don’t care at the beginning..I LOVE THE END WITH ALL THE SIGERS!!Its so weird how I know this song and I’m only 11

  12. HaganDave says:

    George Michael looks like Steven Carrington from Dynasty

  13. pontello3 says:

    band aid and live aid were the ultimate coffin of R.N.R and youth’s culture
    from that moments rock music becomes “institutional” and polite …so the contrary for what were born

  14. TheInkspell32 says:

    What no top comment???????
    Come on people!!
    Thumbs UP for this AWESOME song!!!!
    And this is my favorite Christmas song!

  15. Vivalascurves says:

    Damn this is so sexy.

  16. Vivalascurves says:

    @MegaKellee im with you on that one.

  17. MegaKellee says:

    Is it stupid that this song always makes me cry?

  18. Poppenhuis says:

    @MrChumo71, am pretty sure it’s meant sarcastically. You know, to create awareness and all :)

  19. jarileigh says:

    @IntertekTester So people aren’t starving in Africa?

  20. cattycakes64 says:

    I can only think of the Gavin & Stacey Xmas special when I hear this song now.

  21. mbo1071 says:

    Phil Collins=Drummer No.1!!!

  22. thehoff1982 says:

    at 2:32 did bucks fizz turn up in their mini metro that they were given for run for your life? lol!

  23. KichuFanGirl says:

    I see Bananarama!! <3 <3

  24. MrChumo71 says:

    the only thing i dint like about this song is where it says “oh thank god it them instead of you”

  25. MrChumo71 says:

    the only thing i dont like about this song is where it sayes “oh thank god it them instead of you”

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