We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's start giving
There's a choice we're making
We're saving our own lives
Its true we'll make a better day
Just you and me...
Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote a song together called "We Are the World". They and 48 other famous artists decided to record a song ("We Are the World") to help people in Africa.
"We Are the World" won three Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, and a People's Choice Award. This song raised over 63 million dollars for humanitarian causes. 1,000 copies were sold out in two days. The overall global sales were estimated to about 20 million. Obviously, this song was the biggest single in the 1980's.
By being so popular, this song helped many people in Africa. People went out and bought a copy, even more than two copies, because they knew that the money would go to a good cause. They wanted to help. There are many ways to raise money, but I thought that this was really creative. Just about everyone listens to pop music. What a way to get people's attention. :)
There comes a time when we hear 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...
Article by Emily Kam