Wednesday, February 3, 2010

We Are The World

The full list of stars performing the remake of the hit song 'We Are The World' has been released! The recording and music video, which took place in the same studio where the original 'We Are The World' track was recorded, will debut on NBC on February 12, 2010 during the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics....

The Cast of Characters includes:
  • Will.I.Am
  • Wyclef Jean
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lil Wayne
  • Josh Groban
  • T-Pain
  • Kanye West
  • Bizzy Bone
  • Kid Cudi
  • LL Cool J
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Drake
  • Mann
  • Nipsey Hussle
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Swizz Beatz
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Keri Hilson
  • Zac Brown
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Carlos Santana
  • Natalie Cole
  • BeBe Winans
  • The Members of Heart
  • Freda Payne
  • Harry Connick Jr.
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Al Jardine
  • Tony Bennett
  • "Slumdog Millionaire" film score composer A.R. Rahman
  • "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson
  • Patti Austin
  • Celine Dion
  • Gladys Knight
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Vince Vaughn
  • Lionel Richie
  • Quincy Jones
  • Nicole Richie
  • Rashida Jones
  • The Members of 3T (the sons of Tito Jackson), Taj, Taryll and TJ Jackson
  • Joel and Benji Madden
  • Akon
  • Brandy
  • Melanie Fiona
  • Mya
  • Musiq Soulchild
  • Katharine McPhee
  • Trey Songz
  • Faith Evans
  • Jimmy Jean-Louis ("the Haitian" from Heroes)
  • Former Michael Jackson guitarist Orianthi.
  • The Members of Sugarland
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Jason Mraz
  • India.Arie
  • Mary Mary
  • Tyrese Gibson
  • Raphael Saadiq
  • Pink
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Rob Thomas
  • Usher
  • The Fray's Isaac Slade
  • Ethan Bortnick
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Robin Thicke
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Maroon 5's Adam Levine
  • The Jonas Brothers
  • Nicole Scherzinger
  • Julianne Hough

Co-producer Lionel Richie has noted that Janet Jackson will be singing Michael Jackson's part, but wouldn't be recording with everyone else in the studio.... Apparently Beyonce, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga didn't show up either, but I'm sure they'll record at a later date too....

Did anybody else watch the original and say 'Holy crap! That's Dan Aykroyd!' I guess Vince Vaughn's taking his spot....

Here's my question..... I understand that this will raise a gigantic amount of money for charity, and that it's coming from a good place.... But you have the most talented stars in music today, couldn't you get some of them together to put together a new song? I'm sure that Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake could get together to write an amazing new song.... I think 'We Are The World' is one of those classics that shouldn't be touched....


  1. Why NOT just write a new song? Because of Michael Jackson's death, I guess... But really, is anyone impressed by jamming 89 celebrities into a room to sing an old song together? What's the point of having so many different people, it's not like you'll be able to pick out any one voice. Eh, the whole thing annoys me.

  2. Maybe they are betting on the fact that the song is a classic. Maybe they think it will bring back memories for those of us who around when the original was released and then we will release more money for charity.

  3. I understand that the song is a classic.... I loved the original, but I think it was perfect the way it was.... I'm all for raising money for charity, and I think the remake of 'We Are The World' will raise a lot of money.... However, I think an original song might raise more....

  4. No.... That's Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas....

  5. What is a Justin Bieber? Seriously can someone just punt that little douche into the Grand Canyon? I'll give you ten bucks.

  6. I'm not sure about Justin Bieber.... Of course I wasn't sure about the Jonas Brothers or Twilight, but apparently everybody else loves them....

  7. I totally get what you mean Michael, the song worked. A new one written in the same spirit, would have greater impact. After all, great or not, it is an old song. If the trend were to continue it would become the theme song of strife, and easier to desensitize from, as opposed to a new song/call to rally.

  8. this song is alright but the original one is way better !


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