Spotify Debunks 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

By Gary Cutlack on at

Well, we probably all know that "Africa" isn't a country and it's so large a place that there are mountainous regions that are indeed home to year-round snowfalls, but Spotify is taking the debunking of festive stalwart Do They Know It's Christmas? to the next level by digging much deeper into the song's lyrics than your usual audio caption has any right or need to do.

The streaming portal has long used the services of the Genius song lyric and trivia service, and it's here, when listening on a smart device, that the deconstruction of the Band Aid song's message may be found. It includes hard truths about famine or the lack thereof, the real reason some African countries were so devastated in the 70s and 80s, and also takes time to educate anyone still paying attention to the TV on the funding mechanisms of Ethiopia's military dictatorship. Such as:

They may as well have uploaded a photo of Bono and said he looks like a dick as well. They do not, however, get to the truth of why no one got Bananarama to do a line. [Twitter]