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USA for Africa: We Are the World (1985)

The music video showed the recording of "We Are the World".

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Tom Trbovich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lionel Richie ... Himself
Stevie Wonder ... Himself
Paul Simon ... Himself
Kenny Rogers ... Himself
James Ingram ... Himself
Tina Turner ... Herself
Billy Joel ... Himself
Michael Jackson ... Himself
Diana Ross ... Herself
Dionne Warwick ... Herself
Willie Nelson ... Himself
Al Jarreau ... Himself
Bruce Springsteen ... Himself
Kenny Loggins ... Himself
Steve Perry ... Himself
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"We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the super-group United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie (with arrangements by Michael Omartian) and produced by Quincy Jones for the album We Are the World. "We Are the World" opens with Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Tina Turner and Billy Joel singing the first verse. Michael Jackson and Diana Ross follow, completing the first chorus together. Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson and Al Jarreau sing the second verse, before Bruce Springsteen, Kenny Loggins, Steve Perry and Daryl Hall go through the second chorus. Co-writer Jackson, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper and Kim Carnes follow with the song's bridge. "We Are the World" concludes with Bob Dylan and Ray Charles singing a full chorus, Wonder and Springsteen duet-ting, and ad libs from Charles and Ingram. Written by Peter-Patrick76 (peter-patrick@mail.com)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

USA for Africa: We Are the World See more »

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The music video was awarded two honors at the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards. It collected the awards for Best Group Video and Viewer's Choice. See more »

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