"Do They Know It's Christmas?" is a song written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984 to raise money as relief for the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia.
Irish singer Bob Geldof saw a BBC report published in 1984 which highlighted the famine that had hit the people of Ethiopia and after watching this report, he wanted to raise money for the cause. Geldof put together a band consisting of leading British and Irish musicians of the era, calling it Band Aid, and recorded the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?”.
The song brought together the most influential, popular and talented artists in the British music scene. The song's motive was to raise money to help the impoverished and they surely were also able to raise a lot of money for charity (14 million USD to be exact) as the song became, up to that point, the best-selling single in UK history, selling more than three million copies in the UK and more than six million copies worldwide. The song calls for attention towards people who are suffering at the time when most of us are celebrating with the hope of alerting people to the imbalances in the world.The song's success is a testament to the power of initiating change and regardless of individual opinion of the song and it's relentless ubiquity, what matters is that these musicians did something that was within their powers to ameliorate the situation.
Every one of us has a talent or certain skills. That talent/skill could be singing, acting, writing, speaking, lobbying, whatever. The thing that matters is taking the first step to initiate change. On this auspicious day of Christmas, RESET sincerely requests you to please contribute in making this world a better place to live in.