I’m not really sure how I feel about this. For a pretty powerful and inspiring song, I’m not sure it really needed a remake, especially since it seemed a little B+ in the star power department. I guess someone was compelled to do this and the earthquake in Haiti coupled with the 25th anniversary of the song seemed like a ‘natural fit.’ Leave it to modern musicians to sample for charity, very noble.
What I liked: Michael Jackson solos, seeing Busta Rhymes alive, Tony Bennett, the Indian guy wearing a kurta
What I hated: Wyclef squealing, Will I Am’s lyrical genius, auto-tuners (except Lil Wayne), Jamie Foxx doing a Ray Charles impression, Fergie, Lionel Richie’s “Wow”, standard message and data rates apply
What did you like/dislike about ‘We Are The World Part Deux’? Did you like the original version better? Is there anyone else that thinks that Bruce Springstein and Kenny Rogers would have won a fight with the auto-tuners in this version?
Here’s the original for those that like to compare and contrast and forgot how bad-ass The Boss was: