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15th Mar '16 11:41:39 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Richie, Jackson, Wonder and Jones continued to tweak the lyrics up to the first recording session, and a special track was prepared for the performers who would be invited to perform on January 28. Included in the lineup were Music/RayCharles, Dionne Warwick, Music/BobDylan Diana Ross, Music/BillyJoel, Music/PaulSimon, Music/BruceSpringsteen and Music/WillieNelson, with a vast choir that included Creator/DanAykroyd, Bob Geldof, Bette Midler, the Pointer Sisters and the rest of Jackson's family.

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Richie, Jackson, Wonder and Jones continued to tweak the lyrics up to the first recording session, and a special track was prepared for the performers who would be invited to perform on January 28. Included in the lineup were Music/RayCharles, Dionne Warwick, Music/BobDylan Music/BobDylan, Diana Ross, Music/BillyJoel, Music/PaulSimon, Music/BruceSpringsteen and Music/WillieNelson, with a vast choir that included Creator/DanAykroyd, Bob Geldof, Bette Midler, the Pointer Sisters and the rest of Jackson's family.
15th Mar '16 11:41:21 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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Richie, Jackson, Wonder and Jones continued to tweak the lyrics up to the first recording session, and a special track was prepared for the performers who would be invited to perform on January 28. Included in the lineup were Music/RayCharles, Dionne Warwick, Diana Ross, Music/PaulSimon, Music/BruceSpringsteen and Music/WillieNelson, with a vast choir that included Creator/DanAykroyd, Bob Geldof, Bette Midler, the Pointer Sisters and the rest of Jackson's family.

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Richie, Jackson, Wonder and Jones continued to tweak the lyrics up to the first recording session, and a special track was prepared for the performers who would be invited to perform on January 28. Included in the lineup were Music/RayCharles, Dionne Warwick, Music/BobDylan Diana Ross, Music/BillyJoel, Music/PaulSimon, Music/BruceSpringsteen and Music/WillieNelson, with a vast choir that included Creator/DanAykroyd, Bob Geldof, Bette Midler, the Pointer Sisters and the rest of Jackson's family.
15th Mar '16 9:37:54 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwardBaitSong: Considering it was meant to raise money for famine victims, this comes as no surprise.


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15th Mar '15 7:31:55 PM Ezclee4050
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Jackson originally had the African-sounding "sha-lum sha-lingay" as the response lines in the chorus, until Geldof said that using gibberish like that might be considered offensive. Stevie Wonder called a friend who suggested some lines in Swahili instead, but Ray Charles and Music/WaylonJennings objected to having to learn phrases in a foreign language, and others pointed out that Ethiopians speak Amharic, not Swahili. Eventually the lines ended up as "one world, our children."

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Jackson originally had the African-sounding "sha-lum sha-lingay" as the response lines in the chorus, until Geldof said that using gibberish like that might be considered offensive. Stevie Wonder called a friend who suggested some lines in Swahili instead, but Ray Charles and Music/WaylonJennings objected to having to learn phrases in a foreign language, language on short notice, and others pointed out that Ethiopians speak Amharic, not Swahili.Swahili isn't even spoken in Ethiopia. Eventually the lines ended up as "one world, our children."
13th Mar '15 5:58:12 PM Ezclee4050
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Jackson orginally had the African-sounding "sha-lum sha-lingay" as the response lines in the chorus, until Geldof said that using gibberish like that might be considered offensive. Stevie Wonder called a friend who suggested some lines in Swahili instead, but Ray Charles and Music/WaylonJennings objected to having to learn phrases in a foreign language, and others pointed out that Ethiopians speak Amharic, not Swahili. Eventually the lines ended up as "one world, our children."

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Jackson orginally originally had the African-sounding "sha-lum sha-lingay" as the response lines in the chorus, until Geldof said that using gibberish like that might be considered offensive. Stevie Wonder called a friend who suggested some lines in Swahili instead, but Ray Charles and Music/WaylonJennings objected to having to learn phrases in a foreign language, and others pointed out that Ethiopians speak Amharic, not Swahili. Eventually the lines ended up as "one world, our children."
13th Mar '15 5:49:11 PM Ezclee4050
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Jackson orginally had the African-sounding "sha-lum sha-lingay" as the response lines in the chorus, until Geldof said that using gibberish like that might be considered offensive. Stevie Wonder called a friend who suggested some lines in Swahili instead, but Ray Charles and Music/WaylonJennings objected to having to learn phrases in a foreign language, and others pointed out that Ethiopians speak Amharic, not Swahili. Eventually the lines ended up as "our world, our children."

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Jackson orginally had the African-sounding "sha-lum sha-lingay" as the response lines in the chorus, until Geldof said that using gibberish like that might be considered offensive. Stevie Wonder called a friend who suggested some lines in Swahili instead, but Ray Charles and Music/WaylonJennings objected to having to learn phrases in a foreign language, and others pointed out that Ethiopians speak Amharic, not Swahili. Eventually the lines ended up as "our "one world, our children."
13th Mar '15 5:36:01 PM Ezclee4050
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Jackson orginally had the African-sounding "sha-lum sha-lingay" as the response lines in the chorus, until Geldof said that using gibberish like that might be considered offensive. Stevie Wonder called a friend who suggested some lines in Swahili instead, but Ray Charles and Music/WaylonJennings objected to having to learn lines in a foreign language, and others pointed out that Ethiopians speak Amharic, not Swahili. Eventually the lines ended up as "our world, our children."

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Jackson orginally had the African-sounding "sha-lum sha-lingay" as the response lines in the chorus, until Geldof said that using gibberish like that might be considered offensive. Stevie Wonder called a friend who suggested some lines in Swahili instead, but Ray Charles and Music/WaylonJennings objected to having to learn lines phrases in a foreign language, and others pointed out that Ethiopians speak Amharic, not Swahili. Eventually the lines ended up as "our world, our children."
13th Mar '15 5:35:07 PM Ezclee4050
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Jackson orginally had the African-sounding "sha-lum sha-lingay" as the response lines in the chorus, until Geldof said that using gibberish like that might be considered offensive. Stevie Wonder called a friend who suggested some lines in Swahili instead, but Ray Charles and Music/WaylonJennings objected to having to learn lines in a foreign language, and others pointed out that Ethiopians speak Amharic, not Swahili. Eventually the lines ended up as "our world, our children."
15th Jan '15 7:31:32 PM LaptopGuy
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* FollowTheLeader: While "Do They Know It's Christmas?" preceded it, this was the song that popularized the CharityMotivationSong genre. Songs that came in its immediate wake included:

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* FollowTheLeader: While "Do They Know It's Christmas?" preceded it, this was the song that popularized the CharityMotivationSong genre.genre in the U.S., although the former is still the better-known song in the UK. Songs that came in its immediate wake included:
5th Oct '14 3:46:52 AM m8e
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** "Stars", performed by Hear 'n Aid, a group of Music/HeavyMetal performers organized by Ronnie James Dio. This was also for African famine relief.

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** "Stars", performed by Hear 'n Aid, a group of Music/HeavyMetal HeavyMetal performers organized by Ronnie James Dio. This was also for African famine relief.
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