History Music / WeAreTheWorld

22nd Aug '17 8:24:50 PM Willbyr
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!!! "We are the tropes":

* ArtisticLicenseTraditionalChristianity: Willie Nelson's line "As God has shown us by turning stones to bread." Anyone who has actually read TheBible knows that it was Satan who tempted Jesus (Matthew 4:3 and Luke 4:3) to do so; of course, he turned him down flat.
** This was changed in the 2010 version to "We can't let them suffer/No, we cannot turn away."

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* ArtisticLicenseTraditionalChristianity: Willie Nelson's line "As God has shown us by turning stones to bread." Anyone who has actually read TheBible knows that it was Satan who tempted Jesus (Matthew 4:3 and Luke 4:3) to do so; of course, he turned him down flat.
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flat. This was changed in the 2010 version to "We can't let them suffer/No, we cannot turn away."



* BlindMusician: Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. Who actually lampshaded this on the night by threatening that if it wasn't done in one take, the pair of them would be driving people home.

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* BlindMusician: Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. Who They actually lampshaded this on the night by threatening that if it wasn't done in one take, the pair of them would be driving people home.
30th Jul '17 8:22:43 AM StFan
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--> ''"There comes a time, when we heed a certain call''
--> ''When the world must come together as one..."''

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the world must come together as one..."''
19th Jun '17 7:29:26 AM jormis29
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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, Diana Ross, Music/BillyJoel, Music/PaulSimon, Music/BruceSpringsteen and Music/WillieNelson, with a vast choir that included Creator/DanAykroyd, Bob Geldof, Bette Midler, Music/BetteMidler, the Pointer Sisters and the rest of Jackson's family.
21st Dec '16 11:18:37 AM MarkLungo
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Twenty-five years on, in February 2010, a new version of "We Are the World" was recorded and released following the Haiti earthquake, reuniting Richie and Jones for its production, with a rap verse written by [[Music/BlackEyedPeas Will.i.am]]. Material recorded by Jackson from the original was also interwoven into the new version, which features Wyclef Jean, Music/JoshGroban, Music/{{Usher}}, Music/JanetJackson, Music/LilWayne and other well-known artists. All proceeds from the song were used by the newly formed '''We Are The World LLC''' to help with relief efforts in Haiti.

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Twenty-five years on, in February 2010, a new version of "We Are the World" was recorded and released following the Haiti UsefulNotes/{{Haiti}} earthquake, reuniting Richie and Jones for its production, with a rap verse written by [[Music/BlackEyedPeas Will.i.am]]. Material recorded by Jackson from the original was also interwoven into the new version, which features Wyclef Jean, Music/JoshGroban, Music/{{Usher}}, Music/JanetJackson, Music/LilWayne and other well-known artists. All proceeds from the song were used by the newly formed '''We Are The World LLC''' to help with relief efforts in Haiti.
21st Dec '16 11:17:24 AM MarkLungo
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--> ''There comes a time, when we heed a certain call''
--> ''When the world must come together as one''

In 1984, Ethiopia was struck by a famine, making headlines across the world. The famine also struck the conscience of the entertainment industry, with the release of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid that same year. Not long after, American entertainers decided to put together their own effort to raise funds and awareness for Ethiopia.

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--> ''There ''"There comes a time, when we heed a certain call''
--> ''When the world must come together as one''

one..."''

In 1984, Ethiopia UsefulNotes/{{Ethiopia}} was struck by a famine, making headlines across the world. The famine also struck the conscience of the entertainment industry, with the release of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by Band Aid that same year. Not long after, American entertainers decided to put together their own effort to raise funds and awareness for Ethiopia.
5th Jul '16 1:39:13 PM Burmy
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* FollowTheLeader: While "Do They Know It's Christmas?" preceded it, this was the song that popularized the CharityMotivationSong 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:
** "Stars", performed by Hear 'n Aid, a group of HeavyMetal performers organized by Ronnie James Dio. This was also for African famine relief.
** "That's What Friends Are For", performed by Dionne Warwick and Friends (Music/EltonJohn, Stevie Wonder, etc.), a cover of a song from ''Night Shift'' that served as one of the first charity projects addressing the AIDS epidemic.
** "Hands Across America" was the theme song of a USA for Africa follow-up project that focused on helping the homeless in the United States.
5th Jul '16 1:34:37 PM Burmy
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** This was changed in the 2010 version to "We can't let them suffer/No, we cannot turn away."
5th Jul '16 1:30:19 PM Burmy
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Added DiffLines:

* ArtisticLicenseTraditionalChristianity: Willie Nelson's line "As God has shown us by turning stones to bread." Anyone who has actually read TheBible knows that it was Satan who tempted Jesus (Matthew 4:3 and Luke 4:3) to do so; of course, he turned him down flat.
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.
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