We Are the World (Damn, I’m Old!)

I’m watching YouTube Reactions of people watching We Are the World and am weeping… no, sobbing… at how few know even 3 of the singers. Granted these people are much younger than I am, but still.

In case you are under 100 years old and have somehow missed this video, here it is:

 How could they not know Tina Turner, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, or even Lionel Richie by name?! The person most recognized was Michael Jackson, which brings mixed feelings.

I am begging you all who are reading to listen to the songs attached to the names and teach the singers and songs to your children. These are some of the greatest singers of all time and deserve our respect and our voices, no matter how poorly we sing.

Sing your hearts out!

Amber Riley

Conductor
Quincy Jones

Soloists (in order of appearance)
Lionel Richie
Stevie Wonder
Paul Simon
Kenny Rogers
James Ingram
Tina Turner
Billy Joel
Michael Jackson
Diana Ross
Dionne Warwick
Willie Nelson
Al Jarreau
Bruce Springsteen
Kenny Loggins
Steve Perry
Daryl Hall
Huey Lewis
Cyndi Lauper
Kim Carnes
Bob Dylan
Ray Charles

Chorus (alphabetically)
Dan Aykroyd
Harry Belafonte
Lindsey Buckingham
Mario Cipollina (of Huey Lewis and the News)
Johnny Colla (of Huey Lewis and the News)
Sheila E.
Bob Geldof
Bill Gibson (of Huey Lewis and the News)
Chris Hayes (of Huey Lewis and the News)
Sean Hopper (of Huey Lewis and the News)
Jackie Jackson
La Toya Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Randy Jackson
Tito Jackson
Waylon Jennings
Bette Midler
John Oates
Jeffrey Osborne
Anita Pointer (of The Pointer Sisters)
June Pointer (of The Pointer Sisters)
Ruth Pointer (of The Pointer Sisters)
Smokey Robinson

We Are the World with Names

If you are needing to see the connection of names to people, here is the video with names.

Here is the 35th Anniversary Edition with many singers added from around the world. How many can you name? (You better be able to recognize Aretha Franklin or I am going into apoplexy!

Sing to the Heavens, People!