Thursday, February 18, 2010

I was all ready to hate the new version of "We Are The World."

Sure, the first one was for a great cause and since the project was guided by Michael Jackson it's now deified, but admit it - the song was embarrassingly cheesy. The bar wasn't set very high for this new version. And considering the dwindling of artistic talent since 1985, I was ready for a colossal train wreck.

But you know what? For the most part it ain't half bad. I couldn't tell if Wyclef was singing or gargling Listerine and, yeah, I expected Toni "Baritone" Braxton to say "Merry Christmas, from the Temmmmp-tations" but besides that things went OK.

Until your favorite rappers showed up.

Please tell me WHO thought it was a good idea to let the auto-tune singers in the studio?! I thought Lil Wayne was supposed to be in jail. Why is he still free? Tell him to take T-Pain with him. And why is Akon still around? 2007 was three years ago - you are no longer needed!

Remove the auto-tune nonsense and that ridiculously bad rap at the end (LL Cool J, hang your head in shame) and you have a perfect serviceable remake of an overrated 80s song.

These days, that's the most you can ask for.

What do you think of We Are The World 25 For Haiti?

Posted by in ,  on 7:00 AM 2 comments


  1. I was really shocked by how much I liked this remake. Except for Kanye's verse, the rap portion of the song was shameful, but overall I thought it was pretty good. And don't you love those moments when Pink reminds us she can actually sing?

  2. Honestly i never liked the original. and I despise this version. Especially the Kanye part!


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