Bob Geldof reveals he's not a fan of hearing Band Aid's charity single 'Do They Know It’s Christmas'

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Friday, 28 October 2022, 5:03PM

With Christmas just around the corner, festive playlists are set to be unleashed in stores in the coming weeks and among these will no doubt be Sir Bob Geldof's famous charity track.

However, despite the fact that he co-wrote the 1984 charity single 'Do They Know It’s Christmas,' Geldof has admitted that being unable to escape the song each holiday season "drives him f****** mad."

"The song has a life of its own," the 71-year-old said in a recent interview.

"It raises money every time it's played in every fucking supermarket. It's 'Mistletoe and Wine' at vegetables, Slade at baked beans, Wizzard for tea and coffee and Band Aid at the butcher's counter.

"I mean… It drives me f****** mad at Christmas. But there it is."

The Live Aid founder co-wrote the song - which has gone on to become one of the UK's most successful Yuletide songs, selling over three million copies - in an effort to fight famine in Africa.

The song - which featured contributions from the likes of Bono, George Michael, Sting, Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet among many others - has so far raised £200 million.

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