Bob Geldof is fed up with his own song, the famous Band Aid song “Do They Know It’s Christmas”.
The single was released 26 years ago when Bob Geldof set-up Band Aid to raise money for famine wrecked Ethiopia. The song raised million of pounds for the charity and became the world’s best selling single but Geldof has said that he now dreads hearing his song.
He said “I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history. One is “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and the other one is “We Are The World”.
“Any day soon, I will go to the supermarket, head to the meat counter and it will be playing. Every ****ing Christmas.’
He also said that every year the carol singers who visit his South London home work it into their repertoire along with the classics.
The former front man of the Boomtown Rats, now 59, added “Sometimes I think that’s wild because I wrote it. Or else I am thinking how much I want them to stop because they are doing it really badly.”
The single raised over £100 million for charity after it was inspired by Michael Buerk’s famous BBC report on the famine in Ethiopia. Musicians such as Sting, Bono, George Michael and Phil Collins sang on the Band Aid track.
Happy Earth Day! Ireland sure looks gorgeous from outer space