Do you remember the song, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid? When this song came out in 1984, it instantly became one of my favorites. I couldn’t stop listening to it. It was on my Sony Walkman 24-7.
Of course, there was the U.S. version via We Are the World a year later but this original Band Aid ensemble and song is my favorite. Seeing this again reminds me how difficult it is to have ‘staying power’ as musicians and artists. It’s so easy to flame out after several years. Amongst the featured musicians, Bono [U2], Sting, and Paul McCartney seem to be the only artists that still have thriving careers.
Who was your favorite artist from the original Band Aid ensemble? Mine was…Paul Young because of his song, Everytime You Go Away. He’s not that much of a dancer than Rick Astley.
And here’s proof that sequels and remakes never really work out for the better: