"It's Gone Manic" - Bob Geldof Left Overwhelmed by Band Aid 30 Success 7 years ago

"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”.

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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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