Sorry...but I love this.
If you try really hard not think of how one of these celebrities could single-handedly lift a third world country out of poverty, then the song is really enjoyable. I even teared up a few times. Not gonna lie. Music does that to me.
I'll admit...I didn't know who some of these people were. Thankfully handy dandy Wikipedia has come through once again:
- Soloists (in order of appearance)
Mary J. Blige
Michael Jackson (stock material only)
Orianthi (on guitar)
Carlos Santana (solo with a guitar)
LL Cool J
For a list of the people in the chorus you can check it out at Wikipedia (you have to scroll down to the Haiti version).
If you're like me, then you have to watch the old "We Are the World." Go ahead...it's fun, and it's Saturday.
Can we all laugh about the sunglasses in both versions (I mean...at the random celebrities wearing them indoors. I'm not making fun of Stevie Wonder or Ray Charles. Not even I make fun of blind people. They can keep their sunglasses...but others? Celebrities can be so weird).
Now here is the game I'd like to play.
Who do you wish was in the new "We Are the World" that wasn't?
And...most importantly, who do you wish randomly appeared in the "chorus?"
Me...I kept waiting for Beyonce to slap some she-funk on this song, and I wish Zach Braff's face was randomly seen in the chorus (with his crazy eyes). It would be even better if "Turk" was standing next to him.
Aaron...he wishes Dwight Schrute had made an appearance. I'm about to pee my pants thinking of the camera scanning the chorus and seeing Dwight standing there (with his eyebrows raised, staring at the camera).
What about you?