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Lionel Richie Wants To Bring Back "We Are The World" For Coronavirus Victims

Lionel Richie Wants To Bring Back "We Are The World" For Coronavirus Victims
March 24, 2020 - 10:05 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

Legendary Lionel Richie has a great idea to produce a new "We Are The World" song to aid the Coronavirus victims. 35 years later, the hit song still holds weight and brings people together.

"Hello" singer Lionel Richie wants to do a new version of "We Are The World" for the COVID-19 victims today.

"We Are The World" Recorded In Time Of Need

Originally the song brought together 45 incredible recording artists to create the hit "We Are The World" to raise funds for African Famine. The song was a great success, raising $63 Million in record sales. A new version was released 10 years ago to aid victims of the Haitian earthquake. 

Kenny Rogers gets a kiss from Lionel Richie during Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert on April 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lionel Richie Wants To Help Coronavirus Victims

Now with spirits down and fears increasing all over the world, Lionel wants to do it again. He told People "What happened in China, in Europe, it came here. So if we don’t save our brothers there, it’s going to come home. It’s all of us. All of us are in this together." Lionel is now considering a new version to raise funds for Coronavirus victims.

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35 years later the song still brings a beautiful message of harmony and togetherness, something needed now more than ever.

Listen to the original version featuring the greats Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Lionel Richie and many more: