Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?

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"Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?"
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Single by The North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative
Released October 11, 2005
Format CD, 12"
Length 5:58
Label Vice Records
Producer(s) Danny Kalb

"Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?" is a charity record inspired by "Do They Know It's Christmas?". It was released on October 11, 2005, in Canada on Vice Records by a cast of rock artists and other performers under the name "North American Halloween Prevention Initiative" (NAHPI). It reached number four on the Canada pop chart.

Like its inspiration, it is a charity song, with all proceeds being donated to UNICEF. According to the official press release, the song "stems from a frustration with other benefit songs' misguided, somewhat patronizing attitude, and Western-centric worldview."[1]


NAHPI band[edit]

Additional vocal engineers: Jamie Thompson (Gino's kitchen, Detroit), Cornelius Rapp (Studio Rapp, Berlin), Raf Katigbak (Studio 264, Manila), Greig Nori (bunkrock, Toronto), John Collins (JCDC, Vancouver), Russell Mael (Sparks' studio, Los Angeles), Danny Kalb (The Boat, Los Angeles), Mark Lawson (the White House, Casablanca), Stuart Sullivan (Wire Studios, Austin), Donn Devore (Avast! II, Seattle), Jona Becholt (VW camper, Estonia), Jay Ferguson (Jay's basement, Halifax), Matthew Illachewizch (Cambridge Bay Radio Station, Nunavut)

  • choral leader: Anna Waronker
  • additional throat singing: Tagaq
  • additional sound effects: Régine Chassagne
  • artwork & design by Nick Diamonds

track 3 remixed by Disco D at the Booty Barn, Brasil.

track 4 remixed by Th' Corn Gangg at Jamie's, Montreal.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Do They Know It's Halloween?" - (5:58)
  2. "Do They Know It's Halloween? (Radio Edit)" - (3:35)
  3. "Do They Know It's Halloween? (Disco D Remix)" - (3:48)
  4. "Do They Know It's Halloween? (Th' Corn Gangg Remix)" - (7:06)


  1. ^ Jesse Fox Mayshark (October 5, 2005). "A Remake of a Charity Song, by the Elite of Indie Rock". New York Times. Retrieved 2016-02-02. 

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