It was released November of 1984, and immediately debuted at Number One in Great Britain, and was Number One on the American charts two weeks later.. The song was written by Sir Bob Geldof, and sold fifty million copies. It sold over 3 million copies in Great Briton alone. Midge Ure was the co-producer, and he personally accompaned the first relief shipment of over $70,000 worth of food and medical supplies to Ethiopa, March 11, 1985. All produced & remixed by Trevor Horn (The Buggles & Yes).
Bananarama Bob Geldof Culture Club David Bowie Duran Duran Eurythmics Frankie Goes to Hollywood Heaven 17 Human League Kool and the Gang Midge Ure Paul McCartney Paul Young Phil Collins Spandau Ballet Status Quo Sting The Style Council U2 Wham!
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 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
Feed the world Let them know it's Christmas time Feed the world Do they know it's Christmas time at all?
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 nor rivers flow Do they know it's Christmas time at all?
Feed the world Let them know it's Christmas time Feed the world Let them know it's Christmas time again
(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 Let them know it's Christmas time
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