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We Are The World 2010 For Haiti Part 2

After this, I had to do it again. Its just too… well, tragic. No pun or offense intended.

I just saw this moments ago. This is the 2010 version of We Are The World.

I checked the musicians who participated on the orginal We Are The World.


* Quincy Jones

Soloists (in order of appearance)

* Lionel Richie
* Stevie Wonder
* Paul Simon
* Kenny Rogers
* James Ingram
* Tina Turner
* Billy Joel
* Michael Jackson
* Diana Ross
* Dionne Warwick
* Willie Nelson

* Al Jarreau
* Bruce Springsteen
* Kenny Loggins
* Steve Perry
* Daryl Hall
* Huey Lewis
* Cyndi Lauper
* Kim Carnes
* Bob Dylan
* Ray Charles


* Dan Aykroyd
* Harry Belafonte
* Lindsey Buckingham
* Mario Cipollina
* Johnny Colla
* Sheila E.
* Bob Geldof
* Bill Gibson
* Chris Hayes
* Sean Hopper
* Jackie Jackson
* La Toya Jackson

* Marlon Jackson
* Randy Jackson
* Tito Jackson
* Waylon Jennings
* Bette Midler
* John Oates
* Jeffrey Osborne
* Anita Pointer
* Ruth Pointer
* Smokey Robinson

I am no music expert or anything but that list is the list. And what do we have for the 2010 version?


* Quincy Jones
* Lionel Richie

Soloists (in order of appearance)

* Justin Bieber
* Nicole Scherzinger
* Jennifer Hudson
* Jennifer Nettles
* Josh Groban
* Tony Bennett
* Mary J. Blige
* Michael Jackson (stock footage only)
* Janet Jackson
* Barbra Streisand
* Miley Cyrus
* Enrique Iglesias
* Jamie Foxx
* Wyclef Jean
* Adam Levine
* P!nk
* BeBe Winans
* Usher

* Celine Dion
* Fergie
* Nick Jonas
* Toni Braxton
* Mary Mary
* Isaac Slade
* Lil Wayne
* Carlos Santana (solo with a guitar)
* Akon
* T-Pain
* LL Cool J
* Snoop Dogg
* Busta Rhymes
* Swizz Beatz
* Iyaz
* Kanye West


* Patti Austin
* Kristian Bush
* Zac Brown
* Brandy
* Melanie Fiona
* Jimmy Jean-Louis
* A. R. Rahman
* Gladys Knight
* Jordin Sparks
* Rob Thomas
* Musiq Soulchild
* Randy Jackson
* Taj Jackson
* Taryll Jackson
* TJ Jackson
* Reba McEntire
* Sean Garrett
* Benji Madden
* Joel Madden
* Al Jardine
* India.Arie
* Brian Wilson
* Julianne Hough

* Keri Hilson
* Tyrese Gibson
* Robin Thicke
* Joe Jonas
* Kevin Jonas
* Trey Songz
* Jason Mraz
* Harry Connick Jr.
* Vince Vaughn
* Ethan Bortnick
* Katharine McPhee
* Faith Evans
* Kid Cudi
* Bizzy Bone
* Jeff Bridges
* Raphael Saadiq
* Mýa
* Ann Wilson
* Nancy Wilson
* Orianthi (on guitar)
* Anthony Hamilton


Again I totally support the cause. I know its for a good cause. But in a strictly musical sense, this is just sad. I know they are all famous and can attract a wide audience, but Justin Bieber? Lil Wayne? Jonas Brothers?

The original had Stevie Wonder, James Ingram, Steve Perry and Bruce Springsteen just to name a few. Think about it.

It was good that they let MJ do the chorus still. And I didn’t see Eminem anywhere too.

I am not saying that all artists in the new version are crap. Im saying some are. And the whole idea that we (this musical generation) had to re-do a timeless classic speaks a lot about our creative power.

Anyway, for the important sstuff-

We Are The World 2010 For Haiti

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