A walk down memory lane. Read the ten most amazing facts about the hit single “We Are the World”
‘We are the world’ is one of the most significant songs in music history recorded by a collaborative group of more than 40 famous artistes from all genres of music. However, apart from being an exceptionally unique song, there were some incredible facts surrounding the recording that made it stand out as an exclusive number. Incidentally ‘we are the world’ was recorded for charity for Africa and written by none other than Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. As Hollywood celebrated the song’s 31st anniversary in Jan, here are 10 amazing facts about “We Are the World”.
1 “We Are the World” Was Recorded Immediately After the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards were held on 28 Jan 1985. It was immediately after that; that the final recording took place in A & M studios. Over 40 well known artistes gathered there including Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper , Hall & Oates, Bruce Springsteen, Huey Lewis, Tina Turner, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, The Pointer sisters and Lionel Richie who had just hosted and won five awards at the AMA. Richie claimed he had never experienced such a gathering in his life. “The group of people in that room was so mind-changing. There were Bob Dylan, Billy Joel — give me a freaking break.”