jueves, 25 de octubre de 2012

Usa for Africa - We Are the World

  



USA for Africa (Unión de Apoyo de Artistas para Africa), fue el nombre bajo el cual cuarenta y cinco conocidos artistas, principalmente estadounidenses, liderados por Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie y Bruce Springsteen, se reunieron para grabar el single "We Are the World" en 1985. La canción alcanzó rápidamente el puesto número uno en los ranking de Estados Unidos e Inglaterra, así como en muchos otros países del mundo.
Las considerables ganancias de la USA for Africa Foundation fueron destinadas al tratamiento de la hambruna y las enfermedades en África; los críticos, sin embargo, reclamaban que el dinero llegaba a los gobiernos de los países africanos, antes que a la propia población afectada.



                       


25 años más tarde Usa for África volvió a unirse para cantar una segunda versión de este we are the world, para en esta ocasión ayudar a las víctimas del terremto de Haiti. El año en el que se cantó esta cancion(2010), coincidió con los 25 años de usa, por eso la nueva canción se llamó we are the world 25 for haiti. La canción fue interpretada por varios artistas actuales ídolos de adolescentes en su mayoría, como Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, y Los Jonas Brothers.      


                                                                          


Aquí os dejo la letra y quién la canta en el video original, que no es fácil identificar a todos.



Lionel richie
There comes a time when we heed a certain call

Lionel richie & stevie wonder
When the world must come together as one

Stevie wonder
There are people dying

Paul simon
And its time to lend a hand to life

Paul simon & kenny rogers
The greatest gift of all

Kenny rogers
We cant go on pretending day by day

James ingram
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change

Tina turner
We are all part of gods great big family

Billy joel
And the truth, you know, love is all we need

Chorus:
Michael jackson
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Diana ross
Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives

Michael & diana ross
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

Dionne warwick
Send them your heart
So theyll know that someone cares

Dionne warwick & willie nelson
And their lives will be stronger and free

Willie nelson
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread

Al jarreau
So we all must lend a helping hand

Chorus:
Bruce Springsteen
We are the world, we are the children

Kenny Loggins
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Steve Perry
Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives

Daryl Hall
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

Michael jackson
When youre down and out, there seems no hope at all

Huey lewis
But if you just believe theres no way we can fall

Cindy lauper
Well, well, well, well let us realize that a change can only come

Kim carnes
When we stand together as one

Chorus:
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Bob Dylan
Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

Chorus
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives

Bob Dylan
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me


Ray Charles
Alright let me hear ya

Chorus
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Ray Charles
Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a brighter day
Just you and me

Stevie Wonder / Bruce Springsteen
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Stevie Wonder
Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

Stevie Wonder / Bruce Springsteen
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Bruce Springsteen
Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

Chorus
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

James Ingram
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving

Ray Charles
Theres a choice were making
Were saving our own lives
Its true well make a better day
Just you and me

In order of appearance :

Lionel Ritchie-Stevie Wonder-Paul Simon-Kenny Rogers-James Ingram-Tina Turner-Billy Joel-Mickael Jackson-Diana Ross-Dione Warwick-Willy Nelson-Al Jarreau-Bruce Springsteen-Daryl Hall-Steve Perry-Kenny Logins-Mickael Jackson-Huey Lewis-Cindy Lauper-Kim Carnes- (Group) -Bob Dylan- (Group) -Ray Charles-Stevie Wonder-Bruce Springsteen- (Group) -James Ingram-Ray Charles- (Group)
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