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Band Aid 2014.....Really?

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DuchessofNorks Fri 07-Nov-14 16:20:54

Ok, I get that its a good cause but seriously?? ANOTHER rehash of that same song? Plus, Geldof has recruited One Direction for the new version hmm

AIBU to think its time to "rip off the band aid" so to speak? The least they could do is write a new song...

OwlCapone Fri 07-Nov-14 16:22:41

I kind of agree - the original can't be beaten IMO.

However, if it raises money for a good cause, I'm not bothered.

BadtzMaru Fri 07-Nov-14 16:42:15

YANBU to think they should write a new song. What does the line "feed the world" have to do with the ebola crisis?

Idontseeanysontarans Fri 07-Nov-14 16:43:50

Oh god are they ruining it again?

ThePinkOcelot Fri 07-Nov-14 16:45:30

Not again!!

ThatDamnedBitch Fri 07-Nov-14 17:55:07

Christ on a bike, not again! Isn't this the third or fourth time they've redone it? You can't beat the original. Write a new song FFS!

DuchessofNorks Fri 07-Nov-14 17:55:30

Yep!! Geldof can't let it go!!!!

Like I say I'm all for a good cause and agree with you Owl about the original being best......but again??? And One Direction????

kissmyheathenass Fri 07-Nov-14 17:59:12

IIRC, didn't most of the money go to buy guns? Maybe this time the could send the profits to Barak Obama, he likes buying weapons.

DuchessofNorks Fri 07-Nov-14 18:00:34

Ohh that's a good call kiss... I remember hearing that somewere!

Didyouevah Fri 07-Nov-14 18:01:48

This will be the forth one.

Everyone fondly remembers the one with Kylie and Bros no hmm.

And the third one with the rap in the middle....

Although if it raises awareness and money then crack on I guess?

kissmyheathenass Fri 07-Nov-14 18:01:54

I'm pretty certain only a tiny % of the profits actually ended up where it was intended.

It's a shame because it makes me so cynical about good causes.

AnyoneForTardis Fri 07-Nov-14 18:03:29

it was a shit song to start with, preferred the US one 'we are the world', they could get someone to write a decent one now.

Gary Barlow? think hed do a good job with a new song.

OwlCapone Fri 07-Nov-14 18:05:18

Oooh no, the US one was dreary and dreadful. The opening notes of the original band aid one still make my scap tingle.

OwlCapone Fri 07-Nov-14 18:05:28


OwlCapone Fri 07-Nov-14 18:06:52

And One Direction????

Huuuuge fan base to buy the single. Brilliant marketing ploy despite their lack of talent

AnyoneForTardis Fri 07-Nov-14 18:09:31

didn't say I LIKED the US version grin just preferred it!! Bruce Springsteen nursing a fart and all that!

would agree though with OWL that the intro does affect one.

bit meh though when they play it in food halls/restaurants/supermarkets!!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 07-Nov-14 18:42:11

grin @ rip off the band aid (quick and painfully if ya don't mind)

Most people (except us old gimmers) won't remember the original.
I was 18yo IIRC - ahh, life was sweet and full of opportunity.............

I met DH about 10 months later

DuchessofNorks Fri 07-Nov-14 18:44:51

LOL Anyone I'm cracking up grin I haven't heard it but am going to google it just for the experience

I have heard the absolute original. Version 2 is the most popular isn't it??

DuchessofNorks Fri 07-Nov-14 18:48:04

Ohhh and DH has just informed me I've just realised that its the 30th anniversary this year.

Still, it's seriously old hat now. It must be time to move on. Agree that Gary Barlow could hash something decent together for christmas

Sparklingbrook Fri 07-Nov-14 18:53:53

Ugh. Please say this is not happening. sad

DuchessofNorks Fri 07-Nov-14 19:01:46

I'm afraid so.... thanks

Nokidsnoproblem Fri 07-Nov-14 19:17:20

One Direction will make it cool. If it is cool then people will buy it...

I just hope the money goes where it is supposed to go...

stareatthetvscreen Fri 07-Nov-14 19:19:32

lol 70 smile

DeWee Fri 07-Nov-14 19:44:54

I didn't realise it had been done more than once blush
<goes back to hide under stone>

DuchessofNorks Sat 08-Nov-14 05:07:50

Me too Nokids - I think a full blown rewrite wouldn't go amis either.

Lol 70 I just noticed grin

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