Let’s go back to the very start and create a post for every single Comic Relief single there’s ever been (well one’s that I can find on YouTube) 1986 1987 1988 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 2013
In April 1986 the first Comic Relief charity single was released. It featured Cliff Richard and the cast of The Young Ones in a rendition of “Living Doll”. Some of the money raised from the sale of each single is donated to Comic Relief. Normally a song is released just before the official Red Nose Day. There have been exceptions, such as “(I want to be) Elected” which was released to coincide with the 1992 UK general election. Before 1995’s song, they were all more-or-less comedy records, mostly involving an actual band or singer, and a comedy group. From 1995 on, they have been generally more serious, although the videos still feature comical moments. 2003 saw a return to the format of old. From 2005 onwards, two comic relief songs have been released each red nose day, a song by a mainstream artist, and a comedy song.