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We Are The World 25

2.15.10

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' :
Patti Austin
Phillip Bailey
Tony Bennett
Farnsworth Bentley
Justin Bieber
Mary J Blige
Ethan Bortnick
Toni Braxton
Jeff Bridges
Snoop Dogg
Zac Brown
Kristian Bush
Erica Campbell
Tina Campbell
Lil Wayne
Natalie Cole
Harry Connick, Jr.
Nikka Coasta
Miley Cyrus
Celine Dion
Faith Evans
Fergie
T-Pain
Melonie Fiona
Jamie Foxx
Sean Garrett
Tyrese Gibson
Josh Groban
Anthony Hamilton
Keith Harris
Mya
Keri Hilson
Julianne Hough
Jennifer Hudson
II Trio
Enrique Iglesias
Janet Jackson
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
Taj Jackson
Taryll Jackson
TJ Jackson
Al Jardine
Akon
Wyclef Jean
Jimmy Jean-Louis
Ralph Johnson
Joe Jonas
Kevin Jonas
Nick Jonas
Quincy Jones
Rashida Jones
Musiq Soulchild
Gladys Knight
Adam Levine
Benji Madden
Joel Madden
Katherine McPhee
Kid Cudi
Rickey Minor
Jason Mraz
Pink
Jennifer Nettles
Brandy
Orianthi
Freda Payne
Plain Pat
AR Rahman
RedOne
Buta Rhymes
LL Cool J
Lionel Richie
Nicole Richie
Raphael Saadiq
Carlos Santana
Nicole Scherzinger
India.Arie
Isaac Slade
Trey Songz
Jordan Sparks (Jordin Sparks)
Barbara Streisand (Barbra Streisand)
Robin Thicke
Rob Thomas
Usher
Vince Vaughn
Kanye West
Verdize White
Will.I.Am
Ann Wilson
Brian Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Bebe Winans

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?




 
02/16/2010 7:48AM
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