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Which line from “Do They Know It’s Christmas” does Boy George sing?

Boy George was in the supergroup that released the iconic Christmas song, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” released by Band Aid in 1984, but which line did he sing?

Boy George joined the likes of George Michael, Marylin and Bob Geldof in 1984 to release “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Boy George was in the band Culture Club at the time of the song’s release. They had already charted two massive hits,”Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and “Karma Chameleon” by the time the Band Aid song was released.


In Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Boy George sings solo on lines in the first verse. As well as singing some “ooohs”.

In the first verse he sings the lines, “And in our world of plenty, we can spread a smile of joy, throw your arms around the world at Christmas time”.

He also sang in the choruses and the end refrain, “Feed The World, Let them know it’s Christmas time”.


“Do They Know Its Christmas” remains Boy George’s (along with all the other artists involved) biggest selling single of all time. It sold 3.8 million copies in the UK, another 2.5 million in the US. It has gone to sell 11.7 million copies according to Wikipedia.

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