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The Penguin Discography: We Are The World

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We Are The World
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Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie

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There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can't go on pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of God's great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
It's true and we'll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart so they'll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand

(Repeat Chorus)

(Michael Jackson solo) When you're down and out, there seems no hope at all
(Huey Lewis solo) But if you just believe there's no way we can fall
(Cyndi Lauper solo) Let us realize that a change can only come
(Kim Carnes solo) When we
(Kim and Huey duet) Stand together as one

(Repeat Chorus)

Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
Ray Charles

(Fade Out)

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Performance #1:
Date Performance 1985-01-28
Running Time 7:04
Performers Kim Carnes (Lead Vocals), Ray Charles (Robinson) (Lead Vocals), Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) (Lead Vocals), Daryl Hall (Lead Vocals), James Ingram (Lead Vocals), James Ingram (Clapper), Michael Jackson (Lead Vocals), Al Jarreau (Lead Vocals), Billy Joel (Lead Vocals), Cyndi Lauper (Lead Vocals), Huey Lewis (Hugh Anthony Cregg III) (Lead Vocals), Ken(ny) Loggins (Lead Vocals), Willie (Hugh) Nelson (Lead Vocals), Steve Perry (Lead Vocals), Lionel Richie (Lead Vocals), Kenny Rogers (Lead Vocals), Diana Ross (Lead Vocals), Paul (Frederic) Simon (Lead Vocals), Bruce Springsteen (Lead Vocals), Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock) (Lead Vocals), Dionne Warwick (Lead Vocals), Stevie Wonder (Lead Vocals), Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) (Background Vocals), Harry Belafonte (Background Vocals), Lindsey Buckingham (Background Vocals), Mario Cipollina (Background Vocals), John(ny) Colla (Background Vocals), Bill Gibson (Background Vocals), Chris Hayes (Background Vocals), Sean Hopper (Background Vocals), Sheila E(scovedo) (Background Vocals), Bob Geldof (Background Vocals), Jackie (Sigmund Esco) Jackson (Background Vocals), La Toya Jackson (Background Vocals), Marlon Jackson (Background Vocals), Randy (Steven Randall) Jackson (Background Vocals), Tito (Toriano) Jackson (Background Vocals), Waylon Jennings (Background Vocals), Bette Midler (Background Vocals), John Oates (Background Vocals), Jeffrey Osborne (Background Vocals), Anita Pointer (Background Vocals), Ruth Pointer (Background Vocals), Smokey (William) Robinson (Background Vocals), Tom Bahler (Musician), John Barnes (Musician), Michael/Mike Boddicker (Musician), Paulinho Da Costa (Musician), Humberto Gatica (Musician), Louis Johnson (Musician), Michael Melvoin (Musician), Michael Omartian (Musician), David/Dave (Baby) Paich (Musician), Steve Porcaro (Musician), Greg Phillinganes (Musician), Greg Phillinganes (Clapper), J(ohn) (R.) (Frederick) Robinson (Musician), Marcus Ryles (Musician), Ian Underwood (Musician), Cathy Worthington (Clapper), Marcel East (Clapper), Khaliq Glover (Clapper), Elaine Phillinganes (Clapper), Karla Phillinganes (Clapper), Steve Ray (Clapper), Mark Ross (Clapper), Quincy (Delight) Jones(, Jr.) (Conducted By), Quincy (Delight) Jones(, Jr.) (Produced By), Quincy (Delight) Jones(, Jr.) (Vocal Choir Arrangements), Quincy (Delight) Jones(, Jr.) (Solo Vocal Choreography), Quincy (Delight) Jones(, Jr.) (Synthesizer Arrangements), Quincy (Delight) Jones(, Jr.) (Rhythm Arrangements), Tom Bahler (Associate Producer), Tom Bahler (Vocal Choir Arrangements), Tom Bahler (Solo Vocal Choreography), Humberto Gatica (Engineered By), Humberto Gatica (Mixed By), John Guess (Engineered By), Larry Fergus(s)on (Mixing Assisted By), Khaliq Glover (Mixing Assisted By), Bernie Grundman(n) (Mastered By), Madeline Randolph (Executive Production Assistant), Pam Small (Production Assistant), Steve Ray (Production Assistant), Mark Ross (Production Assistant), Mark Ross (Synclavier Programming), Jolie Jones Levine(-Aller) (Production Coordinator), Doug Dana (Copyist), Tom Brown (Copyist), David Bowers (Roadie), Ed Simeone (Roadie), Claudio Ordenes (Roadie), Michael Jackson (Vocal Choir Arrangements), David/Dave (Baby) Paich (Synthesizer Arrangements), Michael Omartian (Synthesizer Arrangements), John Barnes (Synthesizer Arrangements), John Barnes (Rhythm Arrangements), John Barnes (Synthesizer Programming), Michael/Mike Boddicker (Synthesizer Arrangements), Michael/Mike Boddicker (Synthesizer Programming), Ian Underwood (Synthesizer Arrangements), Steve Porcaro (Synthesizer Programming), Kevin Maloney (Synclavier Programming), Marcus Ryles (Oberheim-8 Programming)
Commentsby USA For Africa. Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Chart: Billboard US Hot 100 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Apr 13, 1985 - Apr 20, 1985 - Apr 27, 1985 - May 4, 1985 Weeks On Charts: 18 Chart: Billboard UK Top 50/40 Singles Peak Position: 1 Peak Dates: Apr 27, 1985 & May 4, 1985 Weeks On Charts: 7 (P) 1985 United Support of Artists for Africa
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We Are The World (0000)
Various Artists
We Are The World: The Video Event (0000)
USA For Africa

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