As the new line for Band Aid 30 is released, we’re wondering if you remember Band Aid II…
Hands up who’s almost peeing their pants with excitement over the news that the likes of Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Adele, Sam Smith, Chris Martin and Elbow are joining forces to release the forth Band Aid charity single, Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Yes, us too! We’d better nip to the loo…
Talk about the best super group EVER! Other confirmed artists include U2’s Bono, Emeli Sande, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Paloma Faith, Foals and Bastille, who have given up two arena dates to record their contribution. They’re a nice bunch, aren’t they?!
But apart from the original Band Aid track, which featured the voices of George Michael, Bono, Duran Duran and Bananarama, among others, do you remember they did two others? Yes, really!
In 1989 the Band Aid II was released featuring artist such as Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan and Sonia. It made it to number one for three weeks but we’re sad to say, most people have forgotten about it.
So we thought we’d remind you with this video…
Doesn’t Kylie look amazing! All that 80s hair too and Cliff Richard’s glasses – we LOVE it!
Following the 1989 version came Band Aid 20, marking 20 years of the record, included the likes of Coldplay, Dizzee Rascal, Ms Dynamite, Will Young and Robbie Williams.
Bono, Sir Paul McCartney and George Michael returned for the collaboration, which was released to raise money for Sudan’s troubled Darfur region.
So, we’ve got high hopes for this new single. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure – who founded Band Aid in 1984 – announced the news saying the song’s lyrics will be changed to reflect the Ebola crisis.
This is the fourth single to be released after the original sold 3.7 million copies and raised £8m for famine relief in Ethiopia.
The new version will be recorded this Saturday and should be available for download on Monday morning.
We can’t wait to hear it!