The program takes a closer look at the huge event behind the recording of the USA for Africa's song and clip 'We Are the World', a massive concentration of influential artists of the period... See full summary »
For over four decades Michael Jackson has been entertaining the world. From his many #1 smash hits to his incredible short films that dominated MTV, Michael is one of the greatest ... See full summary »
The program takes a closer look at the huge event behind the recording of the USA for Africa's song and clip 'We Are the World', a massive concentration of influential artists of the period who joined forces to produce a great effort to combat the famine in Africa during the 1980's. Jane Fonda hosts the documentary, which follows the rehearsals for the song, the interaction between the artists and how their collaboration was put together. Written by
Jane Fonda states in the intro to the documentary that there were 45 singers and musicians involved in the recording of the song. In actuality, there were 43: Prince left almost immediately, once he saw the "leave your ego at the door" sign, and Waylon Jennings left over a dispute with the lyrics. See more »
[discussing the word change in the song lyrics]
"Better"? No, no, "brighter". It's gonna be "brighter", now.
"Better" has more bite.
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Nice documentary of the making of this most famous song/video. The highlight for me had to be the Stevie Wonder/Bruce Springsteen duet in the middle of the song. The songs essence and passion is evident during this section of the performance. I do wish Cyndi Lauper and other pop singers didn't have such a large role in this performance, but it's good overall.
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