Thursday, March 19, 2009

Another worst song for me also!

My cousin Lisa just blogged that she forgot a worst song on her list of top worst songs.
It reminded me of one for me also ....

Do they know it's Christmas by Bandaid.

It was released November of 1984, and debuted at Number One in Great Britain. It was number one on the American charts two weeks later. It was written by Sir Bob Geldof, and sold fifty million copies. Midge Ure was the co-producer, and he personally accompanied the first relief shipment of over $70,000 worth of food and medical supplies to Ethiopa, March 11, 1985.

In this song they sing the words " There won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime".
This line of the song drives me CRAZY. I'm about to write in capital letters ...... OF COURSE THERE WON'T BE SNOW IN ETHIOPIA. DO YOU WANT THE PEOPLE TO FREEZE TO DEATH?

I can't bear to listen to the song, even though I know the intentions were excellent.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

I KNOW!!! Snow in Africa... OK. You'd think with so many people working on the song someone would've said "Hey... it doesn't snow in Africa anyway".

Teena in Toronto said...

It was okay in it's day. It hasn't aged well at all.