10 Most Annoying Songs of Holiday Radio
8. Band-Aid/Do They Know It's Christmas?
Total plays per season: 17,000
Boomtown Rats musician and "We Are The World" planner Bob Geldof's heart was in the right place when he gathered a who's who of British pop singers for this holiday number about famine in Africa, but, man, the heavy-handed paternalism in this tune didn't age well. First off, "where nothing ever grows, no rain or rivers flow" is just a bit of a stretch when just about every country on the planet wants Nigeria's oil or Congo's precious metals. Even the guy who sang "And the Christmas bells that ring there, are the clanging chimes of doom. Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you" eventually came around to seeking forgiveness of African nations' debts instead of nickel-and-dime donations from kids in record shops.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV