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Michael Jackson is no longer. But his music will always be here.
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,some where will soon make a change
We are all a part 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 to 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.
We make better days,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 stone to bread,
So we all must lend a helping hand.
When you`re down and out,there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there`s no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change will only come
When we stand together as one
USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five predominantly U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single "We Are the World" in 1985. The song was a US and UK Number One for the collective in April of that year.
The considerable profits from the enterprise went to the USA for Africa Foundation, which used them for the relief of famine and disease in Africa and specifically to 19841985 famine in Ethiopia; critics, however, claim that this money went directly to the (often military) governments of the affected countries rather than the people.
USA for Africa also held a benefit event, Hands Across America, in which approximately seven million people held hands in a human chain for fifteen minutes along a path across the continental United States. Participants paid ten dollars to stand in line and the money raised was used to fight hunger and homelessness in America.
The combined revenues raised from the sales of "We Are the World" and Hands Across America was almost $100 million.
* Dan Aykroyd (The only Canadian, and one of two non-American performers)
* Harry Belafonte
* Lindsey Buckingham
* Kim Carnes
* Ray Charles
* Bob Dylan
* Sheila E.
* Bob Geldof (The only Irishman, and one of two non-American performers)
* Hall & Oates (Daryl Hall and John Oates)
* James Ingram
* Jermaine Jackson
* Jackie Jackson
* LaToya Jackson
* Marlon Jackson
* Michael Jackson
* Randy Jackson
* Tito Jackson
* Al Jarreau
* Waylon Jennings
* Billy Joel
* Cyndi Lauper
* Huey Lewis
* Kenny Loggins
* Bette Midler
* Willie Nelson
* Jeffrey Osborne
* David Paich
* Steve Perry
* The Pointer Sisters
* Steve Porcaro
* Kenny Rogers
* Diana Ross
* Lionel Richie
* Smokey Robinson
* Paul Simon
* Bruce Springsteen
* Tina Turner
* Dionne Warwick
* Stevie Wonder