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'We Are the World' -- The Remake

2/2/2010 7:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Anyone who's ever put out a record in the past 5 years got together yesterday at Jim Henson studios in Los Angeles to sing a new version of Michael Jackson & Lionel Richie's "We Are the World" to benefit Haiti.

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The Jonas Brothers, Wyclef Jean, Harry Connick Jr., Sugarland, Justin Bieber, "Best Singer in the World" Celine Dion and a ton of other performers were seen recording the song yesterday afternoon.

The final video will air during during the opening ceremony for the Olympics February 12.


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91.

lankandiva    

HI FRIENDS FOUND THIS ON YOUTUBE NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE HEARD IT,BUTHAD TO POST IT FOR YOU AND ALL THE OTHER beLIEvers..

MIchael jackson is alive: Hiden msg in this is it backwardshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KP9_Z3Zkew

WOW.....CAN IT GET ANY CLEARER THAN THIS...????ONE LOVE AUSTRALIA

DON'T BE AFRAID TO HEAR IT..IT'S A MUST...MICHAEL WANTS US TO HEARTHIS MESSAGE...

Mr Jones said Michael will be apart of the remake when asked by a ET correspondant,he said they have it all covered and then when asked os hos MJ will be apart of ti he says yeah...WOW THANKS QUINCY...

BUT HOLD UP....Mr. Lionel Richie later says "IF Michael was alive,hed be here today behind the scenes just like us" Mr.Jones was silent...

So what does this all mean?????Lionel must be starting to realise people are noticing all the slup ups,clues etc..so he finally tried to speak some sense to blind us but really...Something toally diffrent to what Mr.Jones said...

EYE OPENERS FRIENDS...beLIEve

1535 days ago
92.

MurdererConrad    

I ATTEMPTED to listen and I couldn't
THIS IS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A VERY TERRIBLE JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I don't care what the cause it, its cause could be ending world hunger, ITS A BAD IDEA TO INSULT MICHAEL MEMORY LIKE THIS!!! How many of these "artists" reached into their own pocket to help Haiti? Make a NEW SONG or organize a benefit concert singing your OWN SONGS! Put your own sweat and blood.....LIKE MICHAEL DID TO HIS CHARITY DOLLARS! Singing what Michael wrote, what Michael put his heart and soul is NOT DOING THE WORK!!!!!

DO NOT REMAKE THIS SONG!
It's disrespectful of Michael and the artists of original songs (Tina Turney, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Stewie Wonder, etc). WOULD YOU REPAINT MICHELANGELO'S SISTINE CHAPEL, AUCTION IT FOR "HAITI'S CAUSE"? STOP THIS DISRESPECT TO MICHAEL, MESSING UP WHAT'S PERFECT, WITH SUB PAR ARTISTS!

1535 days ago
93.

MurdererConrad    

WHY MAKE A REMAKE WHEN THE CLASSIC VERSION CONVEYS THE MESSAGE?
WHY MAKE A REMAKE WHEN THE CLASSIC VERSION CONVEYS THE MESSAGE?
WHY MAKE A REMAKE WHEN THE CLASSIC VERSION CONVEYS THE MESSAGE?
WHY MAKE A REMAKE WHEN THE CLASSIC VERSION CONVEYS THE MESSAGE?





STAND UP FOR MICHAEL'S WE ARE THE WORLD!
If artists want to raise money for Haiti, they can organize a benefit concert, putting their time, effort, blood and sweat! Or they can write a NEW SONG! How many of these people donating THEIR OWN MONEY????? THIS RIDING ON MICHAEL'S BACK GOTTO STOP!

1535 days ago
94.

Who Cares reads a wonder    

Look at all the copy cat stuff MICHAEL JACKSON did.The list is long WHAT HE DID he tried to claim as HIS work.Mj is a liar and a FAKE on some of his work.

1535 days ago
95.

Jaggen    

Michael Jackson's was the best and I am stunned that they would try to even remake something Michael mastered.

More power to them I guess...

1535 days ago
96.

Denise    

It's not the same without Michael. Hopefully they can digitally add him in somehow for the final video.

1535 days ago
97.

brian    

You people that still like Michael Jackson are sick just like him. He molested little boys and as far as im concerned dr. murry did what the US govt should have. How would you feel if it was your baby?

1535 days ago
98.

REALJerseyGirl    

The 1985 original was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than this. Why mess with a classic by adding all of these dumb new people??? WHERE THE F*CK IS THE BOSS?????!!!! NO SPRINGSTEEN, NO GOOD. They messed up big time.

1535 days ago
99.

onikoti    

I don't like remakes.But I was ready to get along with it for its noble cause with one condition. To leave Michael's vocals untouched.To keep his voice in the new version,to "build" this version around his voice..To pay respect to the artist and co-creator of the song.RESPECT.If there are people left to know the meaning of the word,cause I still don't see one.

1534 days ago
100.

onikoti    

Replacing the irreplaceable..The new title for this version.

1534 days ago
101.

zzzzz    

keep michael's voice in we are the world 2010

1533 days ago
102.

Gidget    


Fans are outraged that Michael Jacksons' voice was dropped from this new recording. A petition has been started to boycott the new song. It's disrespectful and too soon to drop the number one peformer from that song. www.petitionspot.com/petitions/mjdropped

1533 days ago
103.

Veronica    

I listened to Michael when he did the whole song on demo and it's perfect. They really should have Michael's voice on the remake too. He is the No 1 star of all time and probably always will be. To exclude him in one of the songs he was most proud of is really disrespectful to his memory.
So, if he was alive maybe he would have been "behind the scene" and still made the song wonderful with his touch. Now that he is dead and can't be "behind the scene" THEY SHOULD DEFINATELY INCLUDE HIS VOICE IN THE REMAKE.

1532 days ago
104.

Mel    

IT IS NOT GOING TO BE PLAYED AT THE OLYMPICS.VANOC HAS NEVER EVEN HEARD A THING ABOUT IT!!!!

SONG SUCKED THE FIRST TIME,WILL SUCK EVEN MORE NOW THAT MOST OF THESE PEOPLE CAN NOT SING WORTH A DAMN!!!!!

THE PERV IS DEAD GET OVER IT!!!!!

1532 days ago
105.

MarCanada    

While not the same without MJ, and gosh, you can't beat that original all-star cast, MJ's voice is being implanted into the story. thank goodness. We miss him!

1525 days ago
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