Live Aid - 20 Years Ago Today


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'Live Aid 20 Years Ago Today'

Released 4 July 2005.
Length 52 minutes.


Produced by Jill Sinclair
Executive Producers: Bob Geldof and John Kennedy


This is a single disc set of highlights of the concert, as released on the 4-DVD Boxed Set, lasting around 52 minutes.

The majority of performances are heavily edited, and there are a few surprising omissions - Freddie and Brian performing 'Is This The World We Created?' (given the song's lyrics), REO Speedwagon's entire set, Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' and the USA Finale, 'We Are The World'.

Each act has at most one track, while some are omitted entirely. Queen are the only act to have an entire song, 'Radio Ga Ga', which is also the longest at 3:55.

The tracks included, and their approximate lengths, are:

  1. Opening Ceremony
  2. Status Quo : 'Rockin' All Over The World' (1:46)
  3. The Boomtown Rats : 'I Don't Like Mondays' (2:53)
  4. The Style Council : 'Walls Come Tumbling Down' (1:11)
  5. Ultravox : 'Vienna' (1:13)
  6. Spandau Ballet : 'True' (1:07)
  7. Bryan Ferry : 'Slave To Love' (1:30)
  8. Nik Kershaw: 'Wouldn't It Be Good' (1:06)
  9. Sade : 'Your Love Is King' (1:15)
  10. Paul Young & Alison Moyet : 'That's The Way Love Is' (0:48)
  11. Sting : 'Roxanne' (1:01)
  12. Howard Jones : 'Hide And Seek' (0:52)
  13. Elvis Costello : 'All You Need Is Love' (0:43)
  14. Dire Straits & Sting : 'Money For Nothing' (0:59)
  15. U2 : 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' (2:29)
  16. Bryan Adams : 'Kids Wanna Rock' (0:54)
  17. Run DMC : 'King Of Rock' (0:36)
  18. Kenny Loggins : 'Footloose' (0:22)
  19. Neil Young : 'Nothing Is Perfect (In God's Perfect Plan)' (0:45)
  20. The Cars : 'Just What I Needed' (0:42)
  21. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers : 'American Girl' (0:49)
  22. The Pretenders : 'Stop Your Sobbing' (0:34)
  23. Simple Minds : 'Don't You Forget About Me' (1:04)
  24. Judas Priest : 'Living After Midnight' (0:27)
  25. Madonna : 'Holiday' (0:51)
  26. The Beach Boys : 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' (0:32)
  27. Crosby, Stills & Nash : 'Teach Your Children' (1:10)
  28. Queen : 'Radio Ga Ga' (3:55)
  29. David Bowie : 'Heroes' (1:39)
  30. The Who : 'Won't Get Fooled Again' (1:17)
  31. Elton John : 'Bennie And The Jets' (0:57)
  32. Elton John & George Michael : 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me' (0:42)
  33. Phil Collins : 'In The Air Tonight' (0:39)
  34. Eric Clapton : 'Layla' (0:52)
  35. Duran Duran : 'The Reflex' (0:31)
  36. Hall & Oates with Eddie Kendricks & David Ruffin : 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg' (0:45)
  37. Mick Jagger & Tina Turner : 'State Of Shock' (1:34)
  38. Bob Dylan with Keith Richards and Ron Wood : 'Blowing In The Wind' (0:46)
  39. Patti Labelle : 'Forever Young' (0:58)
  40. Paul McCartney : 'Let It Be' (3:09)
  41. Band Aid Finale : 'Do They Know It's Christmas' (3:32)