Artists, especially singers, when the world experiences periods of difficulty, give a hand doing what they know best. These are among the most famous songs that were meant to help the world to become a better place!
We Are the World
This is a song and charity single originally recorded by the United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985. Several musicians were contacted by the pair, before Jackson and Richie were assigned the task of writing the song.
Awarded numerous honors and the promotion and merchandise aided the success of this song and raised over $63 million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the US .
We Are the World 25 for Haiti
Following the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti of 2010, a remake of the song by another all-star cast of singers was recorded.
This is musically structured similar to "We Are the World", but includes a rap verse which was written by some of the song's hip hop artists. Michael Jackson died months before the song's release, but his material from the 1985 recording sessions was incorporated into the song and music video.
To commemorate just how rubbish things have got in terms of global affairs, Will.I.Am and bandmates Fergie , Taboo and Apl.De.Ap have reunited for a poignant reworking of their 2003 anthem "Where Is The Love?"
The video, which features images from the war in Syria, the migrant crisis (including the image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi's lifeless body), and the Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S., also features appearances from Kris and Kendall Jenner to basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,
Do they know it’s Christmas?
It was re-recorded three times: in 1989, 2004, and 2014. All the re-recordings were also charity records; the 1989 and 2004 versions also provide money for famine relief, while the 2014 version was used to raise funds for the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Vocal contributions for 2014 version came from artists including Bono, Chris Martin , Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Paloma Faith, Ellie Goulding, Seal, Sam Smith, Sinéad O'Connor, Rita Ora, Emeli Sandé, Bastille and Olly Murs.
This is a charity single released by the supergroup Artisti Uniti per l'Abruzzo in 2009. The project supported the victims of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake.