Band Aid was a one-time superstar gathering in London to record this charity single, organized by Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats. The song included performances by David Bowie, Phil Collins, Paul McCartney, George Michael, Sting, Jody Watley, and members of Bananarama, Big Country, Culture Club, Duran Duran, Heaven 17, Kool And The Gang, Spandau Ballet, The Status Quo, U2, and Ultravox. The song included a portion to 'feed the world.' The B-side was an extended version of Feed The World, and received some airplay in its own right.
Other versions with different artists followed.