October 27, 2006

Various Artists – We Are The World

Posted in Lyrics, Music Video, Song Comment tagged , at 1:23 am by LynxLee

Everyone knows the song “We Are The World”, right? The one sang by Michael Jackson? Well, it was awarded a grammy for the song of the year in 1986. Apparently, Lionel Richie was a co-writer (alongside Michael Jackson) & Quincy Jones was the producer. From there, there came so many collaborations & versions… but I enjoyed the asian version the most. I will include a lot of types of videos in this post but the lyrics of a simple english version only. The Chinese Lyrics? Just look at the MTV, it’s a subtitle. Enjoy!

Oh yeah, click here to see who sang for the 80s USA Africa.

Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie GRAMMYS 86′

Michael Jackson’s Making of “We Are The World” (Big File to Load)

USA Africa – All The Best Artists of the 80s Collaborating. For more, click here

The Boyz II Men acting in honor of Michael Jackson in the chain of TV “VH1″ the theme” We Till The World” in VH1 Honors Michael Jackson.

Charity Concert (1999) : Pavarotti and Friends

Hong Kong Stars (for the Tsunami Victims last time, I think)

Artists : Emil Chau, Jacky Wu, Richie Ren, Fish Leong, Tanya Chua, Huang Pin Yuan, Zhang Fei, Mayday, Faye, Zhang Ai Jia, Wibur Pan, Ah Du, Van [if im not wrong], Jiang Mei Qi, 5566, Harlem, Stanley Huang, Karen Mok, Saya [or issit her sis?]not too sure, Xin Yue Tuan [Ah Xin], Wu Bai, Zhao Chuan, Wang Lee Hom, Energy, Penny Dai, K One, eVonne, Cyndi Wang, Angela Zhang, Fan Fan, BAD


Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios) “We Are The World 25 For Haiti”, in which Jones and Richie serve as executive producers and producers, was created in collaboration with executive producers Wyclef Jean, Randy Phillips and Peter Tortorici; producers Humberto Gattica and RedOne; and co-producers Rickey Minor, Mervyn Warren and Patti Austin to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti.

Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), whose own personal efforts as well as those of Artists for Peace and Justice have already saved countless lives in Haiti, filmed the private recording session to create the accompanying video and behind-the-scenes production, and serves as Film Director and as an Executive Producer with Jones, Richie, Jean, Phillips and Tortorici.

The 25th Anniversary recording features over 80 artists and performers. The recording of We Are The World 25 For Haiti embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. Every one of the artists who participated, regardless of genre or generation, walked into the room with their hearts and souls completely open to coming together to help the people of Haiti.

For more info and list of artists, visit World25.org

(World25.org and YouTube Channel)

There comes a time when we need a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, and it’s time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can’t go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We’re all a part of God’s great big family
And the truth – you know love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Well, send’em you your heart
So they know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us
By turning stone to bread
And so we all must lend a helping hand


When you’re down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There’s no way we can fall
Well, well, well, let’s realize
That one change can only come
When we stand together as one


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