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Do They Know It's Christmas? (3:43)

"Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money for relief of 1984–1985 famine in Ethiopia. The original version was produced by Midge Ure and released by Band Aid on 29 November 1984.

In late 1984, a BBC report by Michael Buerk was aired highlighting the famine that had hit the people of Ethiopia. Irish singer Bob Geldof saw the report and wanted to raise money. He… read more

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It's Christmas time, and there's no need to be afraid
At Christmas time, we let in light and banish shade
And in our world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy

Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas? Lyrics


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  • Merry Christmas everybody :D
  • Download from youtube here: Christmas.mp3
  • Best christmas song ever.
  • i like
  • Everyone around the world Merry Christmas☆ Nostalgic.
  • I love it <3
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  • This is the best version EVER the 2014 version is SHIT
  • this is the best vertion of this song ever
  • @j33433: i gave this a lot of thought because I read that the song was judged as condescending. But the lyrics are not condescending or patronising. The song is based on a Dickensian imagery - allegory. The rich and the poor. Critizing the rich for not looking out the window- is not condescending - not towards Africa at least. You do have a point that the song generalises its theme- but its a very small point -and kind of misses the point of the song = raising money for relief. Could they have done this by every celebrity just grabbing their wallets - well that just wouldn't have happened. It was a good idea and a decent song.

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