Ummmmmm. Ummmmm. Ummmmmm. Put on your helmets folks... this will be a bumpy ride! Before you read on, you may want to remove any item within reach that is breakable, throwable or just tie your hands together... if you are prone to react as I just did.
Where to begin? I am not completely over We are the World 2010, and someone delivered a SURPRISE to my email this morning. (Thanks Volos!)
Maybe Mr. Richie and Mr. Jones should listen to Jay-Z. "Original 'We are the World" 'Untouchable'. Read that interview on MTv here
ADD: Here is another MTv article trying to answer the question if the remake was too contemporary.
For non-latin speaking folks: "Somos el Mundo" translates to..... (wait for it wait for it)......... WE ARE THE WORLD.
Gloria Estefan and her husband have received approval from Lionel Richie himself to record a Latin version of "We Are the World".
I KID YOU NOT!
Ok Lionel, originally I focused my disgust towards Quincy Jones and gave you benefit of doubt since Randy Phillips came out before WATW 25 blew out my eardrums. I also gave you benefit of doubt with the comment you yourself made on the Larry King Live interview on February 10th, but now this is directed at you. You are quoted as approving the remake. Why don't you and others get together and write a NEW song. Leave this one alone.
I am so disgusted!