Video Spotlight: “We Are The World”

February 13, 2010

Last night, the remake of “We Are The World” (which benefits Haiti) premiered during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The list of contributors is quite impressive: Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Justin Bieber, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Nettles, Josh Groban, Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blidge, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Miley Cyrus, Enrique Iglesias, Jamie Foxx, Wyclef Jean, Adam Levine, Pink, BeBe Winans, Usher, Celine Dion, Fergie, Nick Jonas, Toni Braxton, Mary Mary, Isaac Slade, Lil Wayne, Carlos Santana, Akon, T-Pain, LL Cool J, Will.i.am, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, Iyaz, Kanye West, Patti Austin, Bizzy Bone, Ethan Bortnick, Jeff Bridges, Zac Brown, Brandy, Kristian Bush, Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Hayden Panettiere, Kid Cudi, Faith Evans, Melanie Fiona, Sean Garrett, Tyrese Gibson, Anthony Hamilton, Keri Hilson, Julianne Hough, India.Arie, Randy Jackson, Taj Jackson, Taryll Jackson, TJ Jackson, Al Jardine, Jimmy Jean-Louis,  * Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Gladys Knight, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Katharine McPhee, Jason Mraz, Mýa, Orianthi, Freda Payne, A. R. Rahman, Raphael Saadiq, Trey Songz, Musiq Soulchild, Jordin Sparks, Robin Thicke, Alex Williams, Rob Thomas, Vince Vaughn, Ann Wilson, Brian Wilson, and Nancy Wilson. (list via Wikipedia).

How do you feel it stands against the original? What are your thoughts on the changes that were made to the song? Weigh in, in the comments section below. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Now, no matter what your thoughts on the song, remember  it’s a worthy cause, so if you’d like to support the track, you can do so here.


New Release Wall: Jan. 26, 2010

January 26, 2010

Here’s a list of the newest cover songs that are hitting the market today.  If you see anything missing, feel free to contact me!

Bruce SpringsteenWe Shall Overcome (Peter Seger)

Stevie WonderBridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)

Shakira (w. The Roots)I’ll Stand By You (The Pretenders)

Mary J. Blige (w. The Roots)Hard Times Come Again No More (Stephen Foster)

Taylor SwiftBreathless (Better Than Ezra)

Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban & Kid RockLean On Me (Bill Withers)

Justin Timberlake (w. Charlie Sexton)Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

Jennifer HudsonLet It Be (The Beatles)

Dave Matthews & Neil YoungAlone & Forsaken (Hank Williams)

Eddie VedderMy City of Ruins (Bruce Springsteen)

Taking DawnThe Chain (Fleetwood Mac)

Seasons AfterCry Little Sister (Gerard McMann)

Collie ColbaitI Want You Back (Jackson 5) & Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack)

Barry ManilowI Only Have Eyes For You (The Flamingos) & Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)

Brian ColburnYer So Bad (Tom Petty)

Melody GardotOver The Rainbow (Judy Garland)

Number One Gun Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)

HotratsCrystal Ship (The Doors), (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) (Beastie Boys) & Pump It Up (Elvis Costello)

Corinne Bailey RaeLittle Wing (Jimi Hendrix)

Finally, if you know of a new release that you’d like to see included in CBN’s New Release wall, please visit the Submissions page. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.