In the build-up to Make Some Noise, here are some of Smooth’s favourite charitable records.
In the build-up to Global's Make Some Noise, here are some of Smooth's favourite charitable records.
1. Candle in the Wind - Elton John
Released in 1997, following the death of Princess Diana, proceeds from the song went to the Princess of Wales Memorial Fund - an independent foundation that was set up to continue Diana’s humanitarian work in the UK and overseas. The Fund closed at the end of 2012.
2. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
Written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984, this song raised a huge amount of money for relief of the 1983-85 famine in Ethiopia. It’s gone on to be one of the most successful charitable songs EVER.
3. Perfect Day - Various Artists
4. Heroes - David Bowie
The 2010 X Factor finalists did a version for the charity Help For Heroes. This is the original by Bowie .
5. That’s What Friends Are For - Various Artists
Warwick was joined by the likes of Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder . Or this 1985 cover. Recorded on behalf of the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR), this song raised over $3 million.