Bob Geldof: I Hate "Do They Know It's Christmas"

Every year he hears it, and he can't stand it

By Greg Wilson
|  Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010  |  Updated 12:45 PM CDT
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20: Sir Bob Geldof speaks with journalists at the Pratt Foundation's "An Intimate Evening with Sir Bob Geldof" in support of St Vincent's Cancer Center on May 20, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

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We all have Christmas songs we love, and yuletide carols we really, really hate. Bob Geldof HATES "Do They Know It's Christmas," and the problem is, he wrote it.

"I am responsible for two of the worst songs in history," Geldof, the 59-year-old former Boomtown Rats singer told the Daily Mail. "One is 'Do They Know it's Christmas?' and the other one is 'We Are the World.'"

OK Bob, we don't like them either. But they did  raise millions of dollars for African famine relief. And isn't that what the Christmas spirit is all about?

Apparently not.

"Any day soon, I will go to the supermarket, head to the meat counter and it will be playing," said Geldof. "Every F-----g Christmas."

Selected Reading: Popeater, Daily Mail, BobGeldofInfo.

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