By Lindsay Wallace
Today, the charity song “We Are the World” originally written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson is being remade to benefit the Haiti relief efforts. Just as the original song included the biggest super stars of the time in 1985, the 2010 edition will include the biggest stars of this generation.
With producer Quincy Jones, the all-stars reportedly recording the track include over one hundred artists. Among them are Lady Gaga, Bono, Usher, Carlos Santana, Jason Mraz, Akon and Enrique Iglesias, and many others. This is the 25th anniversary of the original track, and all proceeds will go to the Haitian relief effort.
While at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones reportedly recruited both Lady Gaga and Bono for the epic charity track. One of the many artists, Jason Mraz was quoted as saying, “It’s a terrific return for a terrific song, and the Haiti disaster is a wake-up call to all of us reminding us we’re all on the same planet.”
Miley Cyrus, another contributor to the charity track, stated,”It’s really important that everybody come together, because disaster relief isn’t just now. It’s how we’re going to help years from now. We have to restore an entire place. It just can’t be one person, one foundation, one group of people. All people have to come together.”
The original “We Are the World” track was recorded in 1985 to aid Africa. It rallied together artists like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Cyndi Lauper.
If you would like to donate or learn more about the Haitian disaster efforts, look at the “Charities” section of UnRated NYC for links.