2009年8月7日星期五

多年以後;還會想聽!

We are the world
U.S.A. for Africa 1985

1984年, 非洲衣索比亞發生飢荒,
為援助饑民,而開始有的公益大合唱,

美國推出的歌曲─"We Are The World"
於是,便開啟日後的群星合唱模式...

這首歌是由Lionel RichieMichael Jackson合寫,
兩人費了四天的時間寫曲,Lionel先完成一部分,
Michael看到後靈感大發,一夜之間就把全曲寫好。
之後他們又花了兩個半小時作詞,為了普遍推廣此曲,
歌詞也力求簡單易學。單曲完成後推出問世,
受到的歡迎難以想像,短短數週便賣出八百萬張。

確實是首出色的製作,
數十位大牌歌手每人分唱幾句歌詞,
要能充分發揮個人特色,
又要兼顧歌曲的流暢性,
確實不容易,製作人
昆西瓊斯(Quincy Jones)功不可沒。


作曲/填詞: Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson
製作人: Quincy Jones

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There comes a time When we heed the cartain call(Lionel Richie)
When the world Most come together as one(Steve Wonder&Lionel Richie)
There are people dying(Steve Wonder)Oh,and it's time to lend a hand to life(Paul Simon)
The greatest gift of all(Paul Simon&Kenny Rogers)
We can't go on Pretending day by day(Kenny Rogers)
That someone Somewhere will soon make a change(James Ingran)
We're all a part of God's great big family(Tina Turner)
And the truth(Billy Joel)You know love is all we need(Tina Turner&Billy Joel)

We are the world We are the children
(Michael Jackson)
We are the ones who make a brighter day So let's start giving(Michael Jackson)
There's a choice we're making We're saving our own lives(Diana Ross)
It's true we'll make a better day Just you and me(Michael Jackson&Diana Ross)

Well, send'em your hearts So they know that someone cares(Dionne Warwick)
And their lives will be stronger and free(Dionne Warwick&Willie Nelson)
As God has shown us By turning stone to bread(Willie Nelson)
And so we all Must lend a helping hand(Al Jarreau)

We are the world We are the children(Bruce Springsteen)
We are the ones who make a brighter day So let's start giving(Kenny Logins)
There's a choice we're making We're saving our own lives(Steve Perry)
It's true we'll make a better day Just you and me(Daryl Hall)

When you're down and out There seens no hope at all(Michael Jackson)
But if you just believe There's no way we can fall(Huey Lowis)
Well,well,well,Let us realize Oh,that a change can only come(Cyndi Lauper)
When we(Kim Carnes)Stand together as one(Huey Lowis&Cyndi Lauper&Kim Carnes)

(Chorus)
We are the world We are the children
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
It's true we'll make a better day Just you and me

We are the world We are the children
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(Bob Dylan)
It's true we'll make a better day Just you and me

Oh right, let me hear you(Ray Charles)

We are the world We are the children
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(Ray Charles)
It's true we'll make a better day Just you and me

Com'on,now,let me hear you(Ray Charles)
We are the world We are the children(Steve Wonder&Bruce Springsteen)
We are the ones who make a brighter day So let's start giving(Chorus)
There's a choice we're making We're saving our own lives
It's true we'll make a better day Just you and me



1 則留言:

  1. 我超喜欢这首歌的!
    自从 Michael Jackson 去世之后,我才知道原来我7岁的女儿也知道这个歌手,还叫我的太太买他的MTV,当我们去逛街的时候,听到 Michael Jackson 的歌,她也分辨得出来!
    厉害!连我7岁的女儿都喜欢Michael Jackson的歌,有点惊讶!

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