Charity is important to most people who perhaps give a quid on Poppy Day, do something daft for Children in Need or donate for the privilege of being heartily entertained on the Beeb for an evening of fun for Comic Relief, and to prove it: before the show on Friday 13th March 2009, Comic Relief has raised over £35M for UK and African good causes.
For the last seven years, the Comic Relief song has been number one in the charts. How many comic songs can you name (there were some pop songs too)? I struggled, but cheated to list them here for you...
- 2008 - 'I'm gonna be (500 miles)' - The Proclaimers, Brian Potter and Andy Pipkin;
- 2005 - 'Is this the way to Amarillo' - Tony Christie and Peter Kay;
- 1994 - Absolutely Fabulous' - Pet Shop Boys, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley;
- 1992 - 'I want to be elected' - Smear Campaign, Bruce Dickinson, Angus Deyton, Rowan Atkinson;
- 1991 - 'The Stonk' - Hale and Pace backed by David Gilmour and Brian May;
- 1989 - 'Help' - Bananarama and Lanananeeneenoonoo - French and Saunders with Kathy Burke;
- 1987 - 'Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree - Mel Smith and Kim Wilde;
- 1986 - 'Living Doll' with Cliff Richard and the cast of The Young Ones.
Have a great Comic Relief Day