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UK artists record Christmas song for Ebola aid effort

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Posted at 7:27 AM, Nov 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-18 09:29:05-05


Several musical artists from the United Kingdom collaborated on a recording of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” to raise money for the fight against Ebola.

The song, first recorded in 1984 for famine relief in Ethiopia, features musicians Bono, Seal, Sinead O’Connor, Ellie Goulding, as well as musicians from Queen, One Direction, Coldplay, Bastille, Elbow and several others. Click here for an interactive guide to all the participants.

Bono was also involved in the original recording made 30 years ago.

Use the video player above to to play back the 2014 version. If you prefer ’80s artists like Phil Collins, Boy George, George Michael or Boomtown Rats, you might like to watch the video below instead.