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That Band Aid 30 track you bought? Bob Geldof wants you to 'delete and download again'

… except that you can’t. Doh.

SIR BOB GELDOF isn’t content with people spending just €1.29 on Band Aid 30′s Ebola charity single and has called for everyone who purchased it to delete it and buy it again.

Speaking on BBC Radio 1, Geldof expressed his worry at iTunes pricing models and called on people to re-purchase the song to increase donations.

The re-written Do They Know It’s Christmas? has become the fastest selling single of 2014, selling 312,000 copies since it went on sale last week. Despite this, Geldof has said it won’t match the original Band Aid’s £8 million funds as the 1984 version retailed in stores for €4.50.

We need to sell 300% more than we did than (in 1984) to even begin to make up the cash figure. That worries me. Even if you already have it, delete, download again.

Unfortunately for Bob, the iTunes store doesn’t allow repurchases of any track, deleted or not.

You can always buy the physical copy when it’s released on December 8 or gift it to someone else via the iTunes store.

Britain Band AId 30 Recording Arrival Source: AP/Press Association Images

Despite the success of the single, there has been much criticism of the track and the message it is portraying about Africa and the Ebola crisis. Lily Allen stated she refused to take part in the ‘smug’ track and singer Emeli  Sande claimed that some of her lyric re-writes were cut from the final, even calling for an entirely new Band Aid song.

Despite the criticism, Geldof thanked the ‘digital age’ for the rapid success in sales. Speaking on BBC Radio 4, he said:

It’s gone manic. That’s the digital age. We promoted the single on X Factor, Simon Cowell gave us five minutes of the show last night. Within four or five minutes of leaving the show we had a million quid. That’s extraordinary.

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