"It's Gone Manic" - Bob Geldof Left Overwhelmed by Band Aid 30 Success
Bob Geldof has revealed that sales from the newly-released Band Aid single have left him feeling “overwhelmed”.
The organizer of Band Aid 30 revealed that the song raised £1 million in the space of just five minutes after it had been aired on Sunday night’s X Factor, and described the enormous sales as “bonkers”.
The Do They Know It’s Christmas? release also shot straight to number one on the iTunes charts.
“It’s gone manic. That’s the digital age. We promoted the single on X Factor, Simon Cowell gave us five minutes of the show,” he told BBC Radio 4. “Within four or five minute of leaving the show we had a million quid. That’s extraordinary. From what we’re seeing now from iTunes, it’s gone bonkers. The pre-orders of the thing were ridiculous."
The track features hit singers including One Direction, Bono, Sinéad O’Connor and Ed Sheeran to name but a few.
The single is available for download on iTunes and a physical copy of the tune will be available from 8th December, with all proceeds going to helping the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
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