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We Are The World 25
by Shy Guy Shawn,posted Feb 16 2010 7:48AM
I remember being a kid when 'We Are The World' came out and was amazed at how many musical superstars were able to come together and perform on one song.
Back then you never heard of a songs like that where there were 40 or so more artists.
Now its 25 years later and we have been treated to a new version of 'We Are The World' updated by relevant artists of today.
The charity this time around isnt quite Africa (like the first 'We Are The World' was for) but rather...Haiti. ALL the proceeds from this song & video go to the relief efforts down in Haiti.
The video debuted on Friday right before the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Take a look and i will give you commentary of what i think PLUS a full list of all the artists that were involved in this project.
WE ARE THE WORLD 25
Now it was a very moving and touching rendition i agree but i do still think the artists picked for this version of the project pale in comparison to the one 25 years ago. Not to sound old fashioned or anything but if you watch the original song/video almost everyone you see in there are Hall of Famers. Legends.
On top of that...there were some people i saw in here where i almost asked myself 'what were THEY doing in this song?'
-Like who invited Enrique Igleseas? I didnt even know the guy was still singing since its been over 10 years since the guy was relevant.
-And why are Vince Vaughn and Jeff Bridges singing in this? When has ANYBODY ever heard Vince Vaughn sing to the point he should be asked 'hey you wanna be on this 'We Are The World' project?'. Maybe they were filming a movie next door and it was lunchtime so they decided to stop by and see whats going on?
-Again, unlike the original where you pretty much could recognize almost EVERY musical act that participated back then...looking at this years list here are some more names where i simply thought 'what??' when i saw they were part of this version: Bizzy Bone (from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), Faith Evans, Farnsworth Bentley, Mya, etc.
Either way its still a great song for a great cause. I wouldnt be me though if i didnt at least give my commentary about it in some way, shape or form.
Now, as promised, the FULL list of performers for 'We Are The World 25' :
Mary J Blige
Harry Connick, Jr.
LL Cool J
Jordan Sparks (Jordin Sparks)
Barbara Streisand (Barbra Streisand)
There you have it. Over 5 million people so far have already downloaded the song/video therefore automatically donating to Haiti.
I am also one of those 5 million people.
So how bout you?