We continue our coverage of Christmas music this week with a look at the classic 1984 charity song “Do They Know It’s Christmas”, written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and performed under the name Band Aid.
The track, which highlighted famine and poverty in Ethiopia, featured an ensemble of nearly fifty guest musicians and has remained one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time.
Last.fm Trends looks into the history of a festive classic.
The track has been scrobbled well over 650,000 times, with most of these coming around this period of the year. The graph below shows how the track has become increasingly popular from the Christmas of 2007 up until now, with festive scrobbles rising from around 8,000 in 2007 to 35,000 in 2010.
With the obvious spike in scrobbles this year already tipping 2007, will it top the heights reached last year? Make sure to check back with Last.fm Trends to find out.