‘We Are The World’ 2010

  • I like this new version, but I’m not saying it’s better or worst than the original, I’m just saying I like it.
  • Older folks and those too attached to the original are not going to like it, and I think they won’t like it because of some of the performers (the kid that starts it off, Miley Cirus), as well as the auto-tune used by Lil’ Wayne and the rap influence.
  • I like how Michael Jackson was included, it would have been interesting to see how he would have been included if he were alive.  And before you go on hating on the idea that Jackson was included, just remember that he co-wrote the song and helped get everyone together for the first recording, so it’s a nice little hat-tip.
  • Jamie Foxx does a little Ray Charles in his performance.
  • I’m sure a lot of folks aren’t going to get the Haitian influence by Wyclef Jean.
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2 Responses to ‘We Are The World’ 2010

  1. BuriedCaesar says:

    I think it's okay – my 6 year old may not have "gotten" the reference – but he's been singing "ah-ee-tee, ah-ee-tee" all afternoon long. As for the auto-tune, it's not just Lil' Wayne that it was used on. Auto-tune is used pretty much throughout the entire piece on virtually all of the solo singers – it's very subtle, and not to the degree that Lil' Wayne uses it in his singing (since it's his "signature"), but it's there if you listen carefully enough – there's no way some of those singers are that clean and clear tone-wise. I think we'd be shocked to hear the base track, without any "adjustments".

  2. I hate auto-tune with a passion – except when they auto-tune the news. Other than that, I liked it. The rap part was saved by wil.i.am's presence. The only thing that would have made it better is if Taylor Swift was there with Kanye.

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