I got goosebumps on my goosebumps the first time I watched it. The official video of “We Are The World” 2010 was finally released last Friday, and the global response is phenomenal.
It features an introduction by Jamie Fox, followed by the much-awaited remake of 1985’s “We Are The World” for Africa. This time it’s for the benefit of Haiti earthquake victims. The class of “We Are The World” 2010 features a roster of singers from different age groups, genres, and cultural backgrounds. Among the artists are: Celine Dion, Gladys Knight, Miley Cyrus, The Jonas Brothers, Jason Mraz, Nicole Scherzinger, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Selena Gomez, Wyclef Jean, Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith, Sheryl Crow, Mya, Pink, Barbra Streisand, Jordin Sparks, and Julianne Hough.
There’s a touching montage of the late Michael Jackson, with his sister Janet singing his parts. You’ll also notice some artists singing certain lines in Haiti’s Creole language. A number of hip-hop stars also rapped in this remake, giving it a modern twist.
Producer Lionel Richie’s final speech teaches people how to donate to Haiti. The official Youtube site also gives relevant information about the song, music video, and a link to the official website, World25.org, where you can make a donation and learn more about the project.
Jamie Foxx said it best: “Do more than just watch.”