That still doesn’t mean they know it’s Christmas!

Christmas Charity Single Storms British Charts
LONDON (Reuters) – Band Aid charity single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” a re-recording by top British artists of the 1984 hit that raised millions for African famine relief, soared straight to number one on the UK pop charts Sunday.
The Bob Geldof-inspired song, which features a who’s who of UK recording stars including Paul McCartney, U2’s Bono and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, has been tipped as the favorite to claim the coveted Christmas number one spot.
Early estimates indicated the single sold about 300,000 copies over it’s first week on release — shy of the 750,000 the 1984 original sold over its first week.
Geldof and Ultravox singer Midge Ure created Band Aid, a supergroup of 40 artists, in 1984 and with the original hit single raised millions of pounds for famine relief in Ethiopia.
Proceeds from the new version will again go toward aid for Africa, particularly for Sudan’s volatile Darfur region, where tens of thousands have died from disease and malnutrition.
Also new in the charts, compiled by the Official UK Charts Company, was U.S. rapper Ice Cube, who entered at number two with “You Can Do It” featuring Mack 10 and MS Toi.
Easing from two to three was “Lose My Breath” from Destiny’s Child, while last week’s number one, charity single “I’ll Stand By You” from UK pop group Girls Aloud, dropped to number four.
Rounding out the top five was U.S. punk band Green Day with new entry “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.”