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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i prefer we are the world even though i dont know half of the people that were singing in it,

can anyone name any of them all i knew were

michael jackson
diana ross
stevie wonder
cyndi lauper
tina turner
aretha franklin
lionel ritchie
Bruce springsteen
dunno wether billy joel was in it?

thats all i can remember off my head

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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

we are the world...

Dan Aykroyd
Harry Belafonte
Lindsey Buckingham
Kim Carnes
Ray Charles
Bob Dylan
Sheila E.
Bob Geldof
Hall and Oates
James Ingram
Jackie Jackson
LaToya Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Michael Jackson
Randy Jackson
Tito Jackson
Al Jarreau
Waylon Jennings
"Pop-Up Video" stated that he left the recording session due to a dispute over the lyrics.
Billy Joel
Cyndi Lauper
Huey Lewis and the News
Kenny Logins
Bette Midler
Willie Nelson
Jeffery Osborne
Steve Perry
The Pointer Sisters
Lionel Richie
Smokey Robinson
Kenny Rogers
Diana Ross
Paul Simon
Bruce Springsteen
Tina Turner
Dionne Warwick
Stevie Wonder
Michael Boddicker - Synthesizers, Programming
Paulinho da Costa - Percussion
Louis Johnson - Bass
Quincy Jones - Producer
Michael Omartian - Keyboards, Producer
Greg Phillinganes - Keyboards
John Robinson - Drums


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Band Aid-Do they know its Christmas

Bananarama
Bob Geldof
Culture Club
David Bowie
Duran Duran
Eurythmics
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Heaven 17
Human League
Kool and the Gang
Midge Urge
Paul McCartney
Paul Young
Phil Collins
Spandau Ballet
Status Quo
Sting
The Style Council
U2
Wham!



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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

where was dan aykroyd in we are the world? was he

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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Hear N' Aid.

It kicks much more ass than the aforementioned collaborations.

No one likes the other two.


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Posted: 24 Dec 05, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NoOneButYou1975 wrote:


Waylon Jennings
"Pop-Up Video" stated that he left the recording session due to a dispute over the lyrics.



Yeah, apparently he left when Stevie Wonder suggested they sing a verse in Swahili.

That's ol' Waylon for ya...lol

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Posted: 25 Dec 05, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen weren't invited to Band Aid as they had ignored the music union's stance on playing in South Africa.

At the time it was against precedence to play there as it was under Apartheid rule...

Interesting then that Queen were invited to play Live Aid a year later, and everyone knows what happened there...

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Posted: 26 Dec 05, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Do They Know It's Christmas...but only by a hair's breath.

I adore We Are The World too, and even though I can NOT stand Cyndi Lauper, her solo, along with Steve Perry's ( I LOVE Steve Perry) steals the song and gives it the full emotional impact it deserves.

As for Do They Know It's Christmas, I still cry it's so meaningful and beautiful, and I can still recognize every singer singing every lyric and verse, and of course Bono's infamous lyric, ''Well tonight thank God it's them, instead of you''. On that song, Boy George, also not one of my favorite singers, steals the song with his solo too!


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Posted: 26 Dec 05, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

do thet know its christmas,

i'm not keen on we are the world, just seems a little too fake, imo, :)


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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 05:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rumour has it, geldof didn't want freddie on the song because his voice would of dominated the song over others..(p.freestone) if ya think about it it would of lol


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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Canada's-Tears are not enough is better than We are the world.


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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes it is...





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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 09:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always thought Mercury would have been quite good on the opening lines, the ones meant for Bowie but performed by Paul Young when he couldn't make it.

As for Queen's absence - I've always understood that the real reason was the South Africa thing, and the band's own excuse has always been "oh we were all in different parts of the world darling".

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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In terms of musical composition, We Are the World os a lot better.
In terms of emotion and getting the message across, Do They Know It's Christmas is a bit better.

Can't say I would have bought either one of them personally. :P

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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both are cheesy and corny, but 'We Are The World' is far cheesier and cornier.


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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 12:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=FF0099>Linda Of The Valley wrote:

I buy it and then throw it ut or give it away to someone..

:P


Why not just give a few £'s to the charity and let somebody else buy the records you aren't interested in? :P

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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tero wrote:

In terms of musical composition, We Are the World os a lot better.
In terms of emotion and getting the message across, Do They Know It's Christmas is a bit better.

Can't say I would have bought either one of them personally. :P


In terms of both, Stars kicks the ass out of both of them.


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Posted: 27 Dec 05, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MRfMERCURY wrote:

where was dan aykroyd in we are the world? was he
which blues bhrother was he again jake or elwood

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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=FF0099>Linda Of The Valley wrote:

Taylor-Mayed wrote:



As for Queen's absence - I've always understood that the real reason was the South Africa thing, and the band's own excuse has always been "oh we were all in different parts of the world darling".


yeah...that's what I thought too.


it is because of South Africa.

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Posted: 28 Dec 05, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MRfMERCURY wrote:

we are the world vs do they know its xmas
They're both crap.


Nonono, you don't understand, that is NOT why I have this gerbil!
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