Bizarre Culture: ‘We Are the World’, Japanese Style [Video]
We Are the World is among the most famous and unmistakably recognizable songs of the last twenty-five years. It’s the only time I can recall during which such a massively famous group of music superstars simultaneously collaborated and produced a single song.
… written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of popular musicians, … including Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, James Ingram, Tina Turner, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Willie Nelson, Al Jarreau, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Perry, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Bob Dylan, Kim Carnes and Ray Charles.
How would one go about improving upon such an all-star cast? By remaking it with an equally all-star cast (or not) of Japanese musicians. And not in Japanese, but in broken English.