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Best Band Aid

  • 04-12-2015 12:50pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 4,475 ✭✭✭ corblimey


    I'm thinking this will come down to the age of the respondent. Us 40+ers preferring the original Bonio-smattered version than the din foisted on us last year (jk, I kinda like last year's version). But here we go anyway:

    Band Aid 1984


    Band Aid II 1989


    Band Aid 20 2004


    Band Aid 30 2014

    Best Band Aid 27 votes

    Band Aid, 1984
    0% 0 votes
    Band Aid II, 1989
    100% 27 votes
    Band Aid 20, 2004
    0% 0 votes
    Band Aid 30, 2014
    0% 0 votes


Comments

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    For me nothing compares to the original 1984. It's unbeatable. Band aid 20 isn't bad. The less said about 30 and 2 the better haha.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,421 ✭✭✭ AppleBottle


    The original will always be the best. But I do like Band Aid 30.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,012 ✭✭✭✭ Toto Wolfcastle


    Jaysus, I've never even heard of that 1989 one! It's awful. Not Band Aid 30 awful, obviously, but close. I don't like any of them really but the original is the best of them by a mile.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,805 ✭✭✭ matchthis


    Yeah band aid 2, never heard of it. You'll never beat the original, same as fairy tale of New York.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,475 ✭✭✭ corblimey


    Never heard of Band Aid II?? Eh, Going Live did a special report about it featuring Jason Donovan answering a phone and Bob Geldof pretending the output of PWL was 'relevant'. How is this not a watershed moment in everyone's lives?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 444 ✭✭ Flange/Flanders


    I'm 29 and I'll always love the original over the other 3!!

    Was wondering this earlier, do the royalties for this song go to charity? I'd be disgusted if they don't.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Was wondering this earlier, do the royalties for this song go to charity? I'd be disgusted if they don't.

    They sure do. It's a big money earner for the respective charities the royalities go to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭✭ wattlebird


    I wasn't alive for the first two, but the original is the best without a doubt. It makes me feel nostalgic even though I wasn't born then. :p 1989 and 2004 are non-entities and didn't even know they existed... 2014 one was ok I suppose, but most of the female voices are too breathy and ooohy to suit the song.


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