Wednesday, March 3, 2010

We are the world 2010

25 years ago Quincey Jones Directed "We are the World" written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie in an effort to aid relief to Ethiopia. It was one of those memories that stuck with me as a kid (Jim). I remember my whole family watching it on TV for the first time, not a single dry eye in the house. Now 25 years later an equally talented group has gathered at the same recording studio in efforts to aid in the rebuilding of Haiti. If you can help, please help.

"There’s a choice we’re making. We’re saving our own lives."


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Directed by: Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie

Soloists: Justin Bieber, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Nettles, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Miley Cyrus, Enrique Iglesias, Jamie Foxx, Wyclef Jean, Adam Levine, Pink, BeBe Winans, Usher, Celine Dion, Orianthi, Fergie, Nick Jonas, Toni Braxton, Mary Mary, Isaac Slade, Lil Wayne, Carlos Santana, Akon, T-Pain, LL Cool J, Will.i.am, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Iyaz, Nipsey Hussle, Kanye West.

Chorus: Patti Austin, Philip Bailey, Fonzworth Bentley, Bizzy Bone, Ethan Bortnick, Jeff Bridges, Zac Brown, Brandy, Kristian Bush, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Nikka Costa, Kid Cudi, Faith Evans, Melanie Fiona, Sean Garrett, Tyrese Gibson, Anthony Hamilton, Rick Hendrix, Keri Hilson, Julianne Hough, Nipsey Hussle, India.Arie, Randy Jackson, Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson, TJ Jackson, Al Jardine, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Ralph Johnson, Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, Rashida Jones, Gladys Knight, Benji Madden, Harlow Madden, Joel Madden, Katharine McPhee, Jason Mraz, Mýa, Freda Payne, A. R. Rahman, RedOne, Nicole Richie, Raphael Saadiq, Trey Songz, Musiq Soulchild, Jordin Sparks, Robin Thicke, Rob Thomas, Vince Vaughn, Verdine White, Ann Wilson, Brian Wilson, Nancy Wilson.



And for those of you who would like to see the original~

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Conductor: Quincy Jones

Soloists: Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles.

Chorus: Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte, Lindsey Buckingham, Mario Cipollina, Johnny Colla, Sheila E., Bob Geldof, Bill Gibson, Chris Hayes, Sean Hopper, Jackie Jackson, La Toya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson, Waylon Jennings, Bette Midler, John Oates, Jeffrey Osborne, Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Smokey Robinson.