Single Of The Week 24/12/97

Single Of The Week is where I review a single I'm particularly enamoured of at the moment. It might be a brand spanking new release, or a classic from decades past that I just feel like going on about.

Let It Be
Ferry Aid
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Logically, there can only be one Single Of The Week at this time of year: Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' But since I did that last year, I have little choice but to move onto the next-best thing, which is the only other really good mass charity single of the 80s: Ferry Aid's 'Let It Be'.

There had, of course, been plenty of intervening attempts at charity tracks, and several had charted well in the UK. But, apart from the ongoing series of Comic Relief singles (which continue to this day, few managed to get as good a lineup of stars as this record, which allowed both Stock-Aitken-Waterman (as producers) and Mel and Kim (as artists) to succeed themselves at #1 in the UK.

My toss-up for the favourite bit of the record is either hearing Nik Kershaw and Kim Wilde duetting, or the Kate Bush solo. Tough choice. But either way, it was pretty cool, even if it was co-ordinated by The Sun.

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