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More Music - Live Aid nostalgia

Who else is old enough to remember Live Aid? (looks around. OK ... maybe two of you).

I combed through my iTunes to see what songs I had that were performed at the original Live Aid in 1985. I came up with 19 songs from the UK show and 16 from the US show. Here is a complete playlist of what was performed by who and at which venue: http://www.live-aid.info/ (select "Who Played What")

The songs I'm including here are the original album cuts, not recordings from the concert. At the concert, a few solo artists performed songs from bands they were in, for example Sting sang Police songs, Eric Clapton sang "Layla," which was originally recorded by Derek and the Dominos, Mick Jagger sang Rolling Stones tunes and Paul McCartney sang "Let it Be," which wrapped up the London show.

I put these in the order they were performed. Also keep in mind that some US artists performed in the UK and vice versa, so Duran Duran and Simple Minds are in the US group. Also, a footnote: Phil Collins was the only artist to play both shows. He played in London then hopped a plane to Philadelphia and performed again. That's dedication! ;-D And if you're wondering how Mick Jagger could be in two places at once, "Dancing in the Street" was pre-recorded.


These are all either m4a files or mp3 files, fyi. Both songlists are stuffed with Stuffit. Free expander at http://www.stuffit.com.

-->19 UK show songs
1. Roxanne - The Police
2. Message in a Bottle - The Police
3. In The Air Tonight- Phil Collins
4. Every Breath You Take - The Police
5. Come Back And Stay - Paul Young
6. Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
8. Bad - U2
9. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
11. We Are The Champions - Queen
12. Dancing In The Street - David Bowie and Mick Jagger
13. Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
14. Modern Love - David Bowie
15. Heroes - David Bowie
16. My Generation - The Who
17. Love Reign O'Er Me - The Who
18. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long, Long Time) - Elton John
19. Let It Be - The Beatles

-->16 US show songs
1. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
2. Who Do You Love? - George Thorogood & The Destroyers
3. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
4. Refugee - Tom Petty
5. American Girl - Tom Petty
6. Drive - The Cars
7. You Might Think - The Cars
8. Just What I Needed - The Cars
9. Get It On - Power Station
10. Hold Me Now - The Thompson Twins
11. Layla - Derek and the Dominos
12. The Reflex - Duran Duran
13. Union Of The Snake - Duran Duran
14. A View to a Kill - Duran Duran
15. Miss You - The Rolling Stones
16. It's Only Rock N' Roll - The Rolling Stones
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