Skip To Content

    Here's Who Sings What In The New Version Of "Do They Know It's Christmas"

    The classic charity song has new lyrics, and a new cast of performers. This is your guide to Band Aid 30.

    A new version of "Do They Know It's Christmas", recorded to raise money to help fight the Ebola crisis, was debuted on X Factor last night.

    ITV / itv.com

    Bob Geldof said on the show that ebola "is the most anti-human disease, but we can stop it, and we will stop it..."

    He recommended that you shouldn't listen to the song for free, but instead you should purchase it. "Buy this thing. Don't get it free, buy five, by ten."

    Here's the official video.

    View this video on YouTube

    Band Aid 30 / youtube.com

    Some of the lyrics have changed, with "Well tonight we're reaching out, and touching you" replacing "Well, tonight thank God it's them instead of you."

    Flo Perry

    Here's the official artwork by Tracey Emin.

    And here's a full rundown of which artists sing what on the track.

    "It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid."

    "At Christmas time, we let in light, and we banish shade."

    "And in our world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy."

    "Throw your arms around the world, at Christmas time."

    "But say a prayer, pray for the other one."

    "At Christmas time, it's hard but while you're having fun."

    "There's a world outside your window, and it's a world of dread and fear."

    "Where a kiss of love can kill you."

    "And there's death in every tear."

    "And the Christmas bells that ring there, are the clanging chimes of doom."

    "Well tonight we're reaching out, and touching you."

    "Bring peace and joy this Christmas to West Africa."

    "A song of hope when there's no hope tonight."

    "Why is comfort is to fear? Why is to touch to be scared?"

    "How can they know it's Christmas time at all?"

    "Here's to you..."

    "Raise a glass to everyone."

    "Here's to them..."

    "And all their years to come."

    "Let them know it's Christmas after all."

    These YouTubers also make brief appearances.

    youtube.com

    Want to purchase the record? You can purchase the song from iTunes here (it will not be available on streaming sites like Spotify). A CD will be released from the 8th December, which you can preorder on their website. You can also donate £5 by texting AID to 70060.

    1. What do you think of Band Aid 30?

    Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later
    Looks like we are having a problem on the server.
    What do you think of Band Aid 30?
    1.  
      vote votes
      A wonderful record that I will cherish this Christmas.
    2.  
      vote votes
      A bit pants.

    Update — Nov. 18, 1:07 p.m. GMT: Bob Geldof said "bollocks" on Sky News when he was asked whether he thought Band Aid 30 was patronising and perpetuated myths about Africa.

    Col Kenobi / vine.co

    He also said "bollocks" to criticism that such fundraising efforts would not be needed if all of the artists taking part in Band Aid 30 paid their taxes in the right way.

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form