Band Aid 20 - Do They Know It's Christmas? (audio, video e testo)

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Era il 5 dicembre 2004 e Band Aid 20 con "Do they know it's Christmas" raggiungeva la prima posizione della classifica inglese dei singoli.

Nella nuova versione del pezzo ci sono grandi nomi della musica internazionale: Joss Stone, Busted, Chris Martin, Bono, Justin Hawkins, Dizzee Rascal, Tom Chaplin, Ms Dynamite, Beverly Knight, Will Young, Jamelia, Fran Healy, Sugababes, Dido e Robbie Williams

La canzone, originariamente, è stata scritta da Bob Geldof e Midge Ure nel 1984 per combattere la povertà e la mancanza di cibo in Etiopia. Vi fu un'altra versione anche nel 1989. Poi questa terza interpretazione che resterà in prima posizione per ben quattro settimane. Oggi, dopo il salto, vi riportiamo il video, il testo della canzone e i componenti della Band Aid nelle due precedenti occasioni

    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 to 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
    Oh, 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 ev'ryone
    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

Band Aid (1984)

    Phil Collins (Genesis)
    Bob Geldof (The Boomtown Rats)
    Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet)
    Chris Cross (Ultravox)
    John Taylor (Duran Duran)
    Paul Young
    Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
    Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17)
    Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran)
    Simon Crowe (The Boomtown Rats)
    Marilyn
    Keren Woodward (Bananarama)
    Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
    Jody Watley (Shalamar)
    Bono Vox (U2)
    Paul Weller (The Style Council e precedentemente The Jam)
    James "JT" Taylor (Kool & The Gang)
    George Michael (Wham!)
    Midge Ure (Ultravox)
    Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)
    John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)
    Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
    Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
    Sarah Dallin (Bananarama)
    Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)
    Sting (The Police)
    Pete Briquette (The Boomtown Rats)
    Francis Rossi (Status Quo)
    Robert "Kool" Bell (Kool & The Gang)
    Dennis Thomas (Kool & The Gang)
    Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)
    Jon Moss (Culture Club)
    Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
    Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
    Johnny Fingers (The Boomtown Rats)
    David Bowie (che contribuì mandando per posta la registrazione a Geldof che la sovraincise sul singolo)
    Adam Clayton (U2)
    Boy George (Culture Club)
    Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
    Paul McCartney (Wings e The Beatles)
    Stuart Adamson (Big Country)
    Bruce Watson (Big Country)
    Tony Butler (Big Country)
    Mark Brzezicki (Big Country)

Band Aid (1989)

    Bananarama
    Big Fun
    Bros
    Cathy Dennis
    D Mob
    Jason Donovan
    Kevin Godley
    Glen Goldsmith
    Kylie Minogue
    The Pasadenas
    Chris Rea
    Cliff Richard
    Jimmy Somerville
    Sonia
    Lisa Stansfield
    Technotronic
    Wet Wet Wet

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