Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away
Culture Club – Miss Me Blind
Duran Duran – The Reflex
U2 – Pride in the Name of Love
The Police – Every Breath You Take
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Phil Collins – Sussudio (2016 Remastered)
The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays
The Style Council – You’re the Best Thing
I featured the 1984 collaborative single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid. I then played tracks from famous artists who participated in this project. I’d like to thank fellow SDF member xmanmonk again for being my special co-host for this show.
“Band Aid is a charity supergroup featuring mainly British and Irish musicians and recording artists. It was founded in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise money for anti-famine efforts in Ethiopia by releasing the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for the Christmas market that year. On 25 November 1984, the song was recorded at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, and was released in the UK on Monday December 3. The single surpassed the hopes of the producers to become the Christmas number one on that release. Three subsequent re-recordings of the song to raise further money for charity also topped the charts, first the Band Aid II version in 1989 and the Band Aid 20 version in 2004 and finally the Band Aid 30 version in 2014. The original was produced by Midge Ure. The 12” version was mixed by Trevor Horn.” (Wikipedia)