Feb 13, 2010

We Are the World vs. Everybody Hurts

I've already made it pretty clear just how much of a let down the new version of We Are the World is. I watched it a few more times tonight and honestly, it truly seems like they woke up one day and decided to record it and then did it the next day. I read somewhere that Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones had already planned on redoing it for the 25th Anniversary, so this is supremely disappointing.

I can't remember where I read this, but I read that Simon Cowell predicted that his Haiti song, a cover of 'Everybody Hurts' will outsell this new 'We Are the World' in raising money for Haiti. I am inclined to agree- take a listen for yourself:

(Here is We Are the World on Hulu- http://www.hulu.com/watch/127910/we-are-the-world-25-for-haiti-we-are-the-world---25-for-haiti-official-video)

Everybody Hurts

There is another version I saw somewhere with a lot less people involved, but I like this one- here is the list and lyrics of who sang what:
Various Artists sing a cover of Everybody Hurts for charity

Leona Lewis
When the day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,

Rod Stewart
When youre sure youve had enough of this life, well hang on

Mariah Carey
Dont let yourself go, cause everybody cries and everybody hurts

Cheryl Cole
Sometimes.... sometimes everything is wrong.

Now its time to sing along

Michael Buble
When your day is night alone,

Joe McElderry
(hold on, hold on)

Miley Cyrus
If you feel like letting go

James Blunt
If you think youve had too much of this life, well hang on..

Gary Barlow
Cause everybody hurts..

Mark Owen
Take Comfort in your friends

Jon Bon Jovi
Dont throw your hand, oh no

James Morrison
Dont throw your hand.
If you feel like youre alone, no, no, no, you are not alone

Susan Boyle
If youre on your own in this life, the days and nights are long,

Aston Merrygold
When you think youve had too much of this life to...

Marvin Humes
...hang on

Shane Filan
Everybody hurts, sometimes,

Mark Feehily
Everybody cries

Kylie Minogue
And everybody hurts... sometimes

Robbie Williams
And everybody hurts... sometimes, so hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, repeat to fade

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