Christmas is here! –Band Aid – Do they know it’s Christmas?– Day 3

Christmas is here! –Band Aid – Do they know it’s Christmas?– Day 3

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There are many ways that people celebrate Christmas either through joy, sorrow, memories, reflection, religious or just being with the ones you love depending on your own mood – so this is Christmas and what have we done, another year over and a new one to come. Others reflect what they have done and how it affects other people over Christmas by acting in a certain way, then others again are inspired by those who have nothing and how hard they work for charity to raise money for people around the world who often have absolutely nothing to call their own! – you’ll see what I mean!

I have put together a small  collection of ten of my own favourite songs and hope you like them. The music and the words are given below for your pleasure. The third one reflects the steps taken by those who give so much of their time and energy to make the world a better place – so you have no choice but to sing along! as follows:-

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money for relief of the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia. The original version was produced by Midge Ure and released by Band Aid on 29 November 1984.

It’s Christmas time,
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
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
Where the Christmas bells that are ringing
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 or rivers flow
Do they know it’s Christmas time at all?

Here’s to you…
Raise a glass for everyone
Here’s to them
Underneath that burning sun
Do they know it’s Christmas time at all?

Feed the world…
Feed the world…

Feed the world,
Let them know it’s Christmas time again.
Feed the world,
Let them know it’s Christmas time again.
(Repeat several times and fade)

Karaoke do they know its Christmas

In October 1984, a BBC report by Michael Buerk was aired in the UK, which highlighted the famine that had hit the people of Ethiopia. Irish singer Bob Geldof saw the report and wanted to raise money. He called Midge Ure from Ultravox and together they quickly co-wrote the song, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”.

Geldof kept a November appointment with BBC Radio 1 DJ Richard Skinner to appear on his show, but instead of discussing his new album (the original reason for his booking), he used his airtime to publicise the idea for the charity single, so by the time the musicians were recruited there was intense media interest in the subject. Geldof put together a group called Band Aid, consisting of leading British and Irish musicians who were among the most popular of the era.[3]On 25 November 1984, the song was recorded at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, and was released four days later.

The 1984 original became the biggest selling single in UK Singles Chart history, selling a million copies in the first week alone. It stayed at Number 1 for five weeks, becoming Christmas number one, and sold more than 3.5 million copies domestically.[6] It remained the highest selling single in UK chart history until 1997, when Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997″ was released in tribute to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, which sold almost 5 million copies in Britain.[6] Worldwide, the single had sold 11.8 million copies by 1989.

Following the release of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in December 1984 and record sales in aid of famine relief, Geldof then set his sights on staging a huge concert, 1985’s Live Aid, to raise further funds.

Source: Wikipedia

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6 Responses to Christmas is here! –Band Aid – Do they know it’s Christmas?– Day 3

  1. Another great song John, thanks for sharing.
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  2. John says:

    Thanks Merle, we will be sharing a lot more before Christmas!
    Cheers John
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  3. Reflection is a great thing John, and I love this song, I remember when it was recorded 😉 I really enjoy these Musical posts – hope to see more in the Group next week :)
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  4. John,

    What a treat to hear these special, caring songs and to be reminded of the true spirit of the holiday season – which some people pursue all year long.


    Dr. Erica
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    • John says:

      Hi Erica, many thanks for your comments. You are right – I’ve been trying to celebrate Christmas through songs!

      As some say “I wish it could be Christmas every day!”

      Good to see you on those webinars!

      Cheers John

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