Midge Ure

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James "Midge" Ure, OBE (born 10 October 1953) is a Scottish musician and singer-songwriter. His stage name, Midge, is a phonetic reversal of Jim, the diminutive form of his real name.

Ure enjoyed particular success in the 1970s and 1980s in bands including Slik, Thin Lizzy, Rich Kids, and Visage, and most notably as frontman of Ultravox. In 1984, Ure co-wrote and produced the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", which has sold 3.7 million copies in the UK. The song is the second highest selling single in UK chart history. Ure co-organised Band Aid, Live Aid and Live 8 with Bob Geldof. Ure acts as trustee for the charity, and serves as ambassador for Save the Children.

In 1985, Ure had a UK number one solo single with the song "If I Was".

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 Peter's Pop Hits 84-85 Various Artists 1
2001 Ö3 Greatest Hits, Volume 16 Various Artists 1
2004 Tripomatic Fairytales 3003 Jam & Spoon 1
2008 Colour Andy Hunter° 1
2010 100 Hits of the 90's Various Artists 1
2010 Atemlos Schiller 4 5
Celtic Wave Various Artists 1
Synthesizer Gold Ed Starink 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1985 Out Now!! 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1985 Now That’s What I Call Music 6 (UK) Compilation Various Artists 2 2
1986 Now That’s What I Call Music 7 (UK) Compilation Various Artists 2
1986 Hitbreaker Compilation Various Artists 1
1986 Now This Is Music 4 Compilation Various Artists 1
1989 After the Hurricane - Songs for Montserrat Compilation Various Artists 1
1989 Heart Rock: Rock für's Herz, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1989 The Greatest Hits of the 80s Compilation Various Artists 1
1990 The Best of 1980-1990 Compilation Various Artists 5 1
1991 Internationale Hits 91 Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 The Superstars Collection, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Mr Music Hits 1992-1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Rock Times, Volume 16: 1985-1986 Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Now That’s What I Call Music! 1985 (10th Anniversary) Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Electricity: 18 Synth Pop Hits Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 If I Was: The Very Best of Midge Ure & Ultravox Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 If I Was: The Very Best of Midge Ure & Ultravox Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Young at Heart Compilation Various Artists 2
1994 Pop & Wave, Volume 5: The Neverending 80's Compilation Various Artists 2
1994 The 80's Collection: 1985: Alive and Kicking Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 The Ultimate 80's Ballads Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 The Ultimate Eighties Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Totally 80s 5+6 Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Electric Dreams Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Pride: The Very Best of Scotland Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 The Very Best of Pop Music 1984-85 Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Very Best of the 80's, Volume 7 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Top Gear 3: Rock Ballads Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 New Romantic Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 New Romantics 15: Classic Club Cuts Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 The Best Scottish Album in the World... Ever! Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 The Model: 20 New Romantic Hits From the 80's Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 David Bowie Songbook Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 POP Mania Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Totally 80's: The Essential 80's Album Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Just the Best 1/98 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Totally Celtic Rock: The Essential Celtic Rock Album Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 20th Century Hits for a New Millennium: 1985–1989 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Greatest Hits of the 80's Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Top 98: Die besten Hits des Jahres Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Platin, Volume 5 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Kuschelrock 12 Compilation Various Artists 3

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