Grandes luchas de la historia: Band Aid vs USA for Africa

Eyy, no he dicho qué tipo de lucha era…😄

Band Aid con su Do They Know it’s Christmas? en 1984…

Lyrics to Do They Know It’s Christmas? :

(Paul Young)
It’s Christmas time
There’s no need to be afraid
At Christmas time
We let in light and we banish shade
(Boy George)
And in our world of plenty
We can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world
At Christmas time

(George Michael)
But say a prayer
Pray for the other ones
At Christmas time it’s hard
(Simon LeBon)
But when you’re having fun
There’s a world outside your window
(Sting) And it’s a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is
(Bono joins in)
The bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that are ringing
Are clanging chimes of doom
(Bono only) Well, tonight thank God it’s them instead of you

(Everyone)
And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time.
The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life
Where nothing ever grows
No rain or rivers flow
Do they know it’s Christmas time at all?

Feed the world
Let them know it’s Christmas time
Feed the world
Do they know it’s Christmas time at all?

(Paul Young)
Here’s to you
raise a glass for everyone
Here’s to them
underneath that burning sun
Do they know it’s Christmas time at all?

Chorus (Everyone)
Feed the world
Feed the world
Feed the world
Let them know it’s Christmas time again

Feed the world
Let them know it’s Christmas time again
Feed the world
Let them know it’s Christmas time again

Repeat

Participantes

La Band Aid se compuso de :

* Phil Collins (Genesis)
* Bob Geldof (The Boomtown Rats)
* Steve Norman (Spandau Ballet)
* Chris Williams (Iron Static Overdrive)
* Chris Cross (Ultravox)
* John Taylor (Duran Duran)
* Paul Young
* Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)
* Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17)
* Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran)
* Simon Crowe (The Boomtown Rats)
* Marilyn
* Keren Woodward (Bananarama)
* Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
* Jody Watley (Shalamar)
* Bono (U2)
* Adam Clayton (U2)
* Paul Weller (The Style Council, The Jam)
* James “J.T.” Taylor (Kool & The Gang)
* George Michael (Wham!)
* Midge Ure (Ultravox)
* Martyn Ware (Heaven 17)
* John Keeble (Spandau Ballet)
* Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet)
* Roger Taylor (Duran Duran)
* Sarah Dallin (Bananarama)
* Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)
* Sting (The Police)
* Pete Briquette (The Boomtown Rats)
* Francis Rossi (Status Quo)
* Robert ‘Kool’ Bell (Kool & The Gang)
* Dennis Thomas (Kool & The Gang)
* Andy Taylor (Duran Duran)
* Jon Moss (Culture Club, Adam and the Ants)
* Rick Parfitt (Status Quo)
* Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran)
* Johnny Fingers (The Boomtown Rats)
* David Bowie (contribuyó via una grabación que fue enviada a Geldof y luego fue doblada en el sencillo)
* Boy George (Culture Club)
* Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
* Paul McCartney (Wings y The Beatles, (Contribuyó via una grabación que fue enviada a Geldof y luego fue doblada en el sencillo)
* Stuart Adamson (Big Country)
* Bruce Watson (Big Country)
* Tony Butler (Big Country)
* Mark Brzezicki (Big Country)
Peter Blake, también aparece en los créditos.

vs

USA for Africa con su We Are The World en 1985…

Lyrics to We Are The World :

There comes a time when we heed a certain call (Lionel Richie)
When the world must come together as one (Lionel Richie & Stevie Wonder)
There are people dying (Stevie Wonder)
Oh, and it’s time to lend a hand to life (Paul Simon)
The greatest gift of all (Paul Simon/Kenny Rogers)

We can’t go on pretending day by day (Kenny Rogers)
That someone, somehow will soon make a change (James Ingram)
We’re all a part of God’s great big family (Tina Turner)
And the truth (Billy Joel)
You know love is all we need (Tina Turner/Billy Joel)

( CHORUS )
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day so let’s start giving (Michael Jackson)
There’s a choice we’re making we’re saving our own lives (Diana Ross)
It’s true we’ll make a better day just you and me (Michael Jackson/Diana Ross)

Well, send’em you your heart so they know that someone cares (Dionne Warwick)
And their lives will be stronger and free (Dionne Warwick/Willie Nelson)
As God has shown us by turning stone to bread (Willie Nelson)
And so we all must lend a helping hand (Al Jurreau)

We are the world, we are the children (Bruce Springsteen)
We are the ones who make a brighter day so let’s start giving (Kenny Logins)
There’s a choice we’re making we’re saving our own lives (Steve Perry)
It’s true we’ll make a better day just you and me (Daryl Hall)

When you’re down and out there seems no hope at all (Michael Jackson)
But if you just believe there’s no way we can fall (Huey Lewis)
Well, well, well, let’s realize that a change can only come (Cyndi Lauper)
When we (Kim Carnes)
stand together as one (Kim Carnes/Cyndi Lauper/Huey Lewis)

REPEAT CHORUS AND FADE )

El USA for Africa estaba compuesto por:

* Dan Aykroyd (el único canadiense, y uno de los dos artistas no estadounidenses)
* Harry Belafonte
* Lindsey Buckingham
* Kim Carnes
* Ray Charles
* Mario Cipollina (Huey Lewis & The News)
* Johnny Colla (Huey Lewis & The News)
* Bob Dylan
* Sheila E.
* Bob Geldof (el único irlandes, y uno de los dos artistas no estadounidenses)
* Bill Gibson (Huey Lewis & The News)
* Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates)
* John Oates (Hall & Oates)
* Sean Hopper (Huey Lewis & The News)
* James Ingram
* Jermaine Jackson
* Jackie Jackson
* LaToya Jackson
* Marlon Jackson
* Michael Jackson
* Randy Jackson
* Tito Jackson
* Al Jarreau
* Waylon Jennings
* Billy Joel
* Cyndi Lauper
* Huey Lewis
* Kenny Loggins
* Bette Midler
* Willie Nelson
* Jeffrey Osborne
* David Paich
* Steve Perry
* The Pointer Sisters
* Steve Porcaro
* Kenny Rogers
* Diana Ross
* Lionel Richie
* Smokey Robinson
* Paul Simon
* Bruce Springsteen
* Tina Turner
* Dionne Warwick
* Stevie Wonder

Como diría Peter Griffin… eran tiempos sencillos, eran tiempos mejores…ç

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