‘We Are the World 25’ Premieres: Watch Video, Download Song

The world premiere of the video for “We Are the World 25″ for Haiti premiered in a condensed version during NBC’s coverage of the opening ceremony of the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Friday, with the complete video airing on Saturday.

2010 We Are the World 25

'We Are the World 25'

(View the video for “We Are the World 25” below.)

Lionel Richie and Quincy Jones re-collaborated (in addition, Wyclef Jean) on the new version of “We Are the World” to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake.  The new version was recorded on February 1 in the same studios used 25 years ago for the original song, which was originally written by Richie and Michael Jackson and sung by USA for Africa (stars of the 1980s were featured).

(Click here for a list of the stars involved and a behind the scenes video at the recording of the new “We Are the World.”)

The only original singer from the 1985 version was a clip of the late Michael Jackson, and his sister, Janet Jackson, joined in.  New stars for “We Are the World 25” included Pink, Fergie, Lil Wayne, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and many more.  A highlight of the video was actor/singer Jamie Foxx re-enacting the late Ray Charles, an original “We Are the World” artist whom Foxx portrayed (and won the 2004 Best Actor Oscar) in the movie “Ray.” 

To learn more about the We Are the World Foundation and make a donation, click here.

To download the new version of “We Are the World,” visit iTunes.com/wearetheworld25 (NOTE: You may have to download iTunes to your laptop or PC.)

Did you enjoy the new version of “We Are the World?”  Share your thoughts below.

    8 Responses to “‘We Are the World 25’ Premieres: Watch Video, Download Song”

    1. Dana says:

      I love the video. Would like to know how and where I can purchase it.

    2. Julio Aponte says:

      I love the video. Would like to know how and where I can purchase it.

    3. Ronda says:

      This is a disgrace to the original version, should have written another song. It’s like a slap in the face to Michael Jackson.

      • marie says:

        This is over the top. MJ dearly missed. He wouldn’t have allowed this thing to be so poorly done.

        I agree it should have been a new song, so we could not compare.

    4. I personally think that this version has better talent (except for MJ) than the original version. I like the taste of hip-hop towards the end of the video. I think this was a clever way to take one of MJ’s songs and use today’s talent to reach out to the younger generation.

    5. big pimping says:

      I just like the hot chicks in the video

    6. Ally says:

      I think that this was a very well done video. I personaly think that MJ would be honered. After I saw this video I was so inspired and its just a great thing 😛


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