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The song, performed almost entirely by British and Irish musicians, was originally released in 1984 to raise £8m for famine-hit Ethiopia. It has since been re-recorded in 1989 and 2004. The original supergroup featured Bananarama, George Michael and Duran Duran, as well as U2 frontman Bono – the only singer to perform the same line in both the original and most-recent versions.
The Irishman was joined 10 years ago by what were then fresh faces on the music scene – including Will Young, Jamelia, Ms Dynamite, Rachel Stevens, Natasha Bedingfield, the Sugababes, Busted, Katie Melua, Lemar, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Travis singer Fran Healy.
Others taking part, such as soul singer Joss Stone, were not even born when the original was recorded, while Mercury prizewinner Dizzee Rascal won acclaim for writing and performing a rap to accompany one of the verses.