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Author Topic: We Are The World 25  (Read 1687 times)

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Offline Texan38

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We Are The World 25
« on: February 13, 2010, 09:41:13 AM »
Hmm, I kinda sorta not really like this remake.  :-\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glny4jSciVI
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010, 10:08:09 AM »


  I tried to hate it, but it actually sounds pretty good for something thrown together in a week.  I could have done without  Lil Wayne singin solo...  Never been much of a Pink fan, but her style reminds me a lot of how Mary J Blige started out. 

   In any event, I like the cause...
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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010, 10:26:41 AM »
In any event, I like the cause...

Same here.  I don't find it groundbreaking, but it is just pop music with good intentions [I never really liked the original too much at any rate].  It could have done without the entire rap part at the end, but I suppose they just wanted to keep with the times --the fact that they included ghastly acts such as Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus shows their appeal to all demographics.

Some good performers in this one (particularly Jen Nettles from Sugarland and Jen Hudson).  Glad that Mary Mary get featured a few times.  I'm sure I missed a few good ones, but not everyone gets much time to make an impression (I saw Ann Wilson from Heart in the background).

Oh, and Janet's part couldn't have been any shorter.
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

Offline leese43

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010, 10:48:39 AM »
I like it, but then Wyclef's voice does it for me everytime.. lol.

Here's the UK one..everybody hurts. Great tune and very moving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukOHn9mVXVw
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Offline RapidRod

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010, 10:52:08 AM »
Hmm, I kinda sorta not really like this remake.  :-\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glny4jSciVI

I have to agree. I didn't really care for it.

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010, 11:24:37 AM »
Did anyone else find the inclusion of Michael Jackson a bit creepy?

I liked the rap bit at the end - and I'm not even a big fan of rap.

And who's that little kid who started it off?
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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 11:26:21 AM »
And who's that little kid who started it off?

Justin Bieber
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010, 11:34:07 AM »

Here's the UK one..everybody hurts. Great tune and very moving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukOHn9mVXVw

Yes, very moving. Thanks for posting.
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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010, 11:57:29 AM »
I don't like this new version although I'm sure it'll do it's part in generating funds for the relief efforts in Haiti.

remastering a song is one thing; but like many remakes, this one just wasn't as good as the original. It's a shame that there are hardly any new ideas left anymore. The original expressed a timeless warm sentiment in time of tragedy and time of peace. This one will be old with out-dated lyrics before the year is up and the reconstruction of Haiti is underway.

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There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

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Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2010, 12:11:36 PM »
Here's the UK one..everybody hurts. Great tune and very moving.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukOHn9mVXVw

I actually like this new version of "Everybody Hurts."  As a fan of R.E.M., I find it pretty faithful/respectful to the original version, and I like some of the musicians that participated in this one (i.e. Mika, James Morrison, Blunt, and Kylie :)) much more than those in the new "We Are World"... though I see Miley is part of this one too as well; can she just go away for a while?.

I'd much rather by this one instead.
"I have tried hard--but life is difficult, and I am a very useless person. I can hardly be said to have an independent existence. I was just a screw or a cog in the great machine I called life, and when I dropped out of it I found I was of no use anywhere else."

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 02:10:45 PM »
I also prefer "Everybody Hurts" because I love R.E.M. and I think the song is more genuine. I don't mind the "We Are The World" remake-- at least these people are trying to do something to help. I liked they included a variety of different singers. It sounds like age has not detracted from Barbara Streisand's voice.

Offline Texan38

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2010, 03:17:30 PM »
Wow, I like the UK version of Everybody Hurts. Very moving. 
Justin Bieber? Never heard of him but I'm assuming he's there for the 'younger' generation.  :D 

Did anyone else find the inclusion of Michael Jackson a bit creepy?

 :D   :D   :D
Oh, Ann....I actually thought it was a nice ode to Michael. Although, I would've never known Janet's vocals were added with Michael's if she hadn't been shown in the video! They sounded exactly the same to me!
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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2010, 03:25:28 PM »
Although, I would've never known Janet's vocals were added with Michael's if she hadn't been shown in the video!
agreed. they should have turned the vol up for janet and given her the next line to carry on past Michael's part  ;) but nobody asked me LOL :D
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chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There's a grief that can't be spoken.
There's a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

"Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables

Offline iking2009

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2010, 06:19:52 PM »
I wasnt really moved by it..but i did like certain parts...i love how they kept MJ's part..& added Janet.  I thought wyclef's part kinda made the song.   It wouldnt have been special @ all (except for the cause) if it werent for Wyclef & MJ.  Celine Deon brought the house down at the end though!!  LilWayne wasnt needed period (Sorry wayne fans)
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Offline aztecan

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2010, 07:10:36 PM »
It sounds like age has not detracted from Barbara Streisand's voice.

I agree. She is still fabulous, and doesn't look half bad for a woman in her mid 60s.

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Offline GNYC09

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2010, 08:31:19 PM »
I agree. She is still fabulous, and doesn't look half bad for a woman in her mid 60s.

HUGS,

Mark


Video and song were ok.  I was surprised to see Barbra (sp?) in this.  I must be getting old 'cause there were a few people I totally didn't recognize...

Offline Texan38

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Re: We Are The World 25
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2010, 08:44:46 PM »
I was very surprised that Babs showed up and participated in the song and video...considering how shy (diva) she is.  She sang with a lot of class and didn't try to out-sing anyone *cough* Celine and Jennifer...Sorry, I think these two women are great singers but for some unknown reason, these two always seem to want to prove that they can sing by hitting their high notes ~ loudly.  Annoying.  

Even though I don't like the song and everyone will find lots of things wrong with it ~ rapping, really?  As the saying goes, you can't please everyone all of the time....but, I'm all for the cause.  
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