℗ 1985 USA for Africa
We Are the World - Single Tracklist:
This song brings chills to those who have had the opportunity to partake in the meaning of this message. There may never be another song that would be able to match the level of positivity spread to a diverse amount of people. It is rare to see a lot of famous singers to come together nowadays to try and lift the world up.
In 1.985.All the different choral groups got together to perform in a Joyful Noise Concert that was held in St Ignatius. I remember at one of the planning meetings held in our house in Chicago Illinois concerning the proceeds from the concert. I suggested that all the money be donated to USA for Africa fund. I am still very concerned about the horrible situations that are happening in Africa and also in Haiti.That is why even now this particular song still rings true today.I have this cassette. We Are The World .We Are The Children etc
I can remember getting off work gathered around our 19 inch and watching the countdown on MTV [when it was only music videos,no shows] along with my wife and 2 young children. Michael and Lionel put it together quickly and boy did they do it up right ,even a Nobel Peace Prrize Winner. It counted down for onew hour until the realease and boy was it worth it,and ver suprizing solos by some you'd have thought of as band singers ,not soloists,Then Ray Charles and Stevie. Springsteens so;o overwhelmed me..For those to young it was the talk of everyones work the following day and raised awareness and funds like never before.As a Woodstock and Summer Jam[Watkins Glen,72] attendee ,A different Genre with a universal goal ,peace and Love. My now 35 and 32 year lds still remember it. A collaberation like none other.To all artists and Ackroid ,WELL DONE.
This song is a true classic and there is a ton of well known artists collaborating on this song. Like Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, Huey Lewis, Steve Perry, and Michael Jackson, it's all a masterpiece!
Such powerful lyrics and talented singers. Iconic artists like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and Huey Lewis join together to belt a tearjerking ballad about making the world a better place. One of the quintessential tunes of the eighties. Michael Jackson was a genius with words and music. Totally worth buying.
The song is one of the best song that MJ has ever made along with other best works like man in the mirror,heal the world, will you be there! All these songs have one thing in common is that we all need to make a change/difference with our selves(&also it was made by MJ of course!) Having different of artists join with Michael Jackson to sing this song is pure beauty and sadness to my ears! We all really need to have this song and sing this song bc it really speaks a lot on what it says! #we#are#the#world and #MJfan forever!
I got to bouncing around iTunes and found this song after so many years. I still get goosebumps as soon as Lionel Richie starts singing because instantly you know what direction the song is going to take. Continues to be one of the all time greats.
I was in my last year of Jr. High School when this song came out, I listened to it so much my mom had to hide my cassette from me, I thought I had lost it so when I earned enough money I went and bought another copy. I would sing along, or as my mom said loud enough to wake the dead, and by the end of the song would be in tears.
I hated this song from the very first time I heard it. Glad they made some money for a good cause. Kind of interesting that it got so much press and it won a Grammy for Record of the Year, but does any radio station ever play it anymore? It has been decades since I last heard it.
i remember this when it got played on the radio for the 1st. time. brings back some memories of my childhood everytime i hear and 80's song. the 80's rocked back then and still do today. the 80's music is comming back.
I thank Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie for this beautiful song, a great gift that spread the message of Love worldwide. As a child growing up in a small province of Japan, listening to this song made me realize how big the world really is yet each of us share so much in common despite the distance or differences. Thank you, I love it.
Oh my this brings back memories!! I remember standing in Memphis TN and participating in "Hands Across America" on a Saturday morning. I think I may even still have my tickets and invitation for the event. LOL
As someone big on peace it's amazing to see so many different artist come together to make this true masterpiece, Steve Perry & Bruce Springsteen have to be my favorite parts of the song. The new one doesn't even come close in comparison
For anyone who was an 80s child, this song brings back so many fond memories. It's hard to hear this song and not tear up from the profound meaning of this song and from every singer pouring his/her heart and soul into singing it. I love this so much and more so b/c of what it meant for. Merry Christmas!!!
I know that i am only one person but sometime i wish i was a million peole like the ones who sing this song they are all great. i feel so bad to all of those who were close to micheal jackson. REST IN PEACE, he was a great inspiration to all we miss you. thank you to all who contributed.
The song is great, but I'm confused as to where the rest of the material is. I have the vinyl copy with work by Steve Perry and some of the other artists. Other than that, this is definitely a good buy.
ORIGINAL We Are the World video on I-tunes??? I've typed in every thing I can think of & the song is here but NOT the video :o(??? I of course have the new one all the I'm torn about how I feel about the re-making it!!! I HONESTLY think they should have wrote a different song but still had ALL the artists do the video & singing! I agree much more with Mr Jz that you can NOT re do what the KING of POP already did & PERFECTED EVERY SINGLE time!!! The man ALWAYS was & for EVER will be "THE" musical GENIUS of my/our time!!! May you FINALLY Rest In PEACE Michael Jackson!!!!
U dont have to be born in the 80's to appreciate good music. Obviously this is a beautiful song with the worlds best music legends. The new version is all editing with a bunch of fools. Over night get rich and famous with no talent fools. I listen to music b4 85 more then 2010 stuff....... And i was born late 90's
I love this track it brings out the passion and soul inside you! Its really good because it has great singers, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Lionel Ritchie, and more other great singers. I highly recommend it!