Top 10 Worst Charity Singles

Band Aid 20 – Do They Know It’s Christmas?


The original Band Aid single in 1984 was the first huge charity single and it was a good one – the most famous names of the day, singing an anthemic tune that really made a difference. But the second version in 1989 was a bland, shiny effort by the Stock, Aitken and Waterman artists and the 2004 version (Band Aid 20) was blander still, featuring singers like “someone who used to be in All Saints” and “someone who used to be in S Club 7?.The atmosphere surrounding the recording hardly evoked the charitable intentions of the original either, with Bono and Justin Hawkins (The Darkness) squabbling over who got to sing the line “Tonight thank God it’s them instead of you.” If that wasn’t all bad enough, they also got Dizzee Rascal to add a rap over the top. An insult to the name of Band Aid.