Saturday, February 13, 2010

We Are The World - 25 years ago and today

25 years ago, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, and Lionel Richie brought everyone together to help Africa with the song "We are the World" The original was and still is one of the greatest musical collaborations of all time. The amount of talent in that room is absolutely overwhelming and inspiring.

And on February 1st, 2010...25 years later...Lionel Richie, and Quincy Jones have brought everyone together once again...this time to help Haiti. This new version of "We are the World" is just as great and inspirational as the first...with just as much talent and variety of artists in one room, all coming together for one cause.

Some people won't like the new version because of a "if it's not broke, don't fix it" mentality. But in reality...the original song was the music of the day 25 years ago...and the new version is the music of give it a chance...its the message, not the style of music that's important. This song is just as great today as it was 25 years ago. I for one am incredibly impressed with this version and the participants. We are the World.

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