Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas – 30th Anniversary Version! [VIDEO]
This November marks the 30th anniversary of the song Do They Know It's Christmas by the charity supergroup Band Aid. To commemorate the anniversary, a new version of Band Aid was put together featuring some of the original artists and many new ones and a new version of the song was released.
The charity group Band Aid was originally formed by legendary record producer Bob Geldof to help raise money for anti-poverty efforts in Ethiopia. The song "Do They Know It's Christmas" was recorded and released with the intention of donating the proceeds from sales to the charity. The sales exceeded everyone's expectations and became the most popular Christmas song that year! Some of the many artists in the original recording include Bono, Phil Collins, George Michael, Simon Lebon, Sting, Paul Young, David Bowie and many many more!
To commemorate the 30th anniversary, Bob Geldof gathered some of today's popular music artists to record "Band Aid 30, Do They Know It's Christmas 2014." The new recording features artists like Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheerhan, Sam Smith, Olly Murs, Bono, One Direction, Rita Ora, Bastille and more and the charity has a new twist, the fight to end the spread of the Ebola virus.
Connect with Band Aid Thirty here and help the charity by purchasing the song.
Here is the new version of Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas.
Here is the original!