George Michael was in the supergroup that released the iconic Christmas song, "Do They Know It's Christmas" released by Band Aid in 1984.

George Michael was in the supergroup that released the iconic Christmas song, “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” released by Band Aid in 1984.

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George Michael joined the likes of Boy George, Marylin and Bob Geldof in 1984 to release “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” George was in the band WHAM! at the time of the song’s release but he was about to launch a solo career that would see him as one of the world’s biggest stars.

In Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” George Michael sings solo on lines in the first verse. He sang “But say a prayer Pray for the other ones At Christmas time it’s hard”

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

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“Do They Know Its Christmas” remains George Michael’s non-solo biggest selling single of all time. It sold 3.8 million copies in the UK, another 2.5 million in the US and at least a million in other countries, according to Wikipedia.