…to see if Hell has frozen over!
I actually agree with Jay-z!
Jay-Z doesn’t like the new version of “We Are The World”, and neither do I.
As a matter of fact, Jay-Z said it shouldn’t have been remade. Again, I concur.
The first version, no matter what anyone thinks of it was an iconic classic filled with great singing by great singers. It was a novel idea at the time…Farm Aid aside…thank you Willie!
Mr. Beyonce told MTV News Saturday night at the 2 Kings Dinner in Dallas, “I know everybody is gonna take this wrong: ‘We Are the World,’ I love it, and I understand the point and think it’s great. But I think ‘We Are the World’ is like Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ to me. I don’t ever wanna see it touched.”
Not only did he marry well, he’s very wise indeed.
The Original, was great, included such greats as Dianna Ross, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Kim Carnes, Huey Lewis, and my all time fave, stuck over in the corner next to LaToya, Bette Midler!
The new one has a rap section, and features a bunch of thugs and criminals including Justin Beiber and Barbra Streisand.
And you know, you can’t spell crap without rap!
The producers decided this time around to remove the only Biblical reference, you know, the one about “turning stones to bread”.
I don’t mean to be insensitive or unkind…wait for it…but how in the name of Lindsay Lohan did Wyclef Jean get a recording contract? And wasn’t it nice of Lil Wayne to take time out of his dental appointments and court dates to pop in for a solo?
And the nerve of Celine Dion doing the Cindy Lauper part! Really…take that whiny dog whistle of a voice back to Montreal!
Frankly, if it weren’t for Jennifer Hudson and Pink…it would be worthless.
What did Jay-Z want to do?
He says they should have made a new song. Says the Jayster, “I think it’s time for us to make a new song. I tried to do that with ‘Stranded,’ (the song he, Rihanna, Bono, and the Edge premiered at the “hope for Haiti Now” telethon. He added “I didn’t try to make ‘We Are the World,’ but I tried to make our take on how we felt.”
Jay-Z’s right, the orignial was a classic, it should have been left to stand, and it’s not just because Jay-Z wasn’t there.