Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicCelebrities · 10 years ago

who sang we are the world in 1985 by quincy jones?

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  • 10 years ago
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    The song "We are the World" was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. It was co-produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian. The chorus consisted of 23 artists and the Solo artists were as follows: Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Huey Lewis, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Bruce Springstein, Steve Perry and Ray Charles.

    The idea came from Harry Belafonte - he wanted to do something special for Humanitarian aid - for African famine relief - what a great idea! It was/still is a very beautiful song - one we should all hear and be inspired by. Good job, everyone!

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  • 10 years ago

    Original “We Are the World” Performers List, 1985:

    •Dan Akroyd

    •Harry Belafonte

    •Lindsey Buckingham

    •Kim Carnes

    •Ray Charles

    •Bob Dylan

    •Sheila E.

    •Bob Geldof

    •Daryl Hall & John Oates

    •James Ingram

    •Jackie Jackson

    •LaToya Jackson

    •Marlon Jackson

    •Michael Jackson

    •Randy Jackson

    •Tito Jackson

    •Al Jarreau

    •Waylon Jennings (left during recording)

    •Billy Joel

    •Cyndi Lauper

    •Huey Lewis & The News

    •Kenny Loggins

    •Bette Midler

    •Willie Nelson

    •Jeffrey Osborne

    •Steve Perry

    •The Pointer Sisters

    •Lionel Richie

    •Smokey Robinson

    •Kenny Rogers

    •Diana Ross

    •Paul Simon

    •Bruce Springsteen

    •Tina Turner

    •Dionne Warwick

    •Stevie Wonder

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