Do They Know It’s Hallowe’en?

Published October 30, 2009 by Dallas


A great one to dig up and listen to/watch. Here’s a video from our great friends at D.A.D.D.Y. “Do They Know It’s Hallowe’en?”

“Do They Know It’s Hallowe’en?” was a 2005 Vice Records charity single for UNICEF. A parody of the classic “Do They Know It’s Christmas” the official press release, states that the song “stems from a frustration with other benefit songs’ misguided, somewhat patronizing attitude, and Western-centric worldview.” Performers on the track include pretty much everyone in the world. Don’t believe us? Here’s a list :

Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs , Win Butler & RĂ©gine Chassagne of Arcade Fire , Beck , Buck 65 , David Cross , Liane Balaban of Dessert , Devendra Banhart (with Noah Georgeson, Jona Bechtolt & Luckey Remington) , Elvira, Mistress of the Dark , Feist , Gino Washington , Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav , J’aime Tambeur of Islands , Malcolm McLaren , Nardwuar the Human Serviette , Peaches , Dntel , Jenny Lewis & Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley , Roky Erickson , Chris Murphy of Sloan , Asya & Chloe of Smoosh , Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth , Russell Mael of Sparks , Subtitle , Steve Jocz of Sum 41 , Tagaq , Anna Waronker of that dog , Dan Boeckner & Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade , Adam Gollner of We Are Molecules , Nick Diamonds of Islands , Steve McDonald of Redd Kross and Joey Waronker .

See, pretty much everyone in the world.

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3 comments so far

  1. Nathalie says:

    Check it out Where the wild things are pumpkin –

  2. Rob says:

    everyone in the world who matters, anyway

  3. Rob says:

    also i love how at the end someone says “somebody tell them…”