More We Are the World Spinning Off: Who Makes the Line-up for the 2010 Version

From this thread that started it all

Link 1

and this first progeny Link 2

Let’s say today’s musicians once again embraced that We’re-Rock-Stars!-We-Can-Do-Anything!! mentality that was all the rage in the 80’s and they decided to once again join forces to feed the starving unfortunates of darkest Africa, god bless 'em.

Who makes the cut in “We Are the World” version 2010?

We’re looking for 20 or so of today’s best representations from the music industry. Just as WAtW leaned more toward pop / rock and not so much from metal and rap, etc. so should the 2010 version. Also let’s just assume that everyone asked would automatically say ‘yes’.

I haven’t the foggiest as to where to begin except that John Mayer should certainly be considered a 100% universally accepted pick. Dave Matthews and Kelly Clarkson would appear somewhere in the mix and that Springsteen is the sole carry-over from the 1985 version to crack today’s line-up. What’s more, I think WAtW leaned more toward solo acts (I know there are some notable exceptions) so should the 2010 version.

I’m also interested to see how many posters who chimed in from the earlier thread will recognize the members of today’s offering.

Oh and also (sorry Brits) this will be a Yanks only affair. If someone wants to start a “Do They Know It’s Christmas version .10” thread, post away.

Christina Aguilera would have to be in there, as well as Beyonce and 50 Cent.

In 2008, a charity single called Just Stand Up was released, featuring a number of famous female artists. I would think a number of the artists here would feature on a remake of We Are The World. In my mind, a probable lineup- based on name recognition, recent buzz, and sales/chart success, possibly might include (but is not limited to), among others (in alphabetical order):

Justin Bieber
Susan Boyle (possibly)
Mariah Carey
Kelly Clarkson
Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga
The Cast of Glee
Leona Lewis
Alicia Keys
The Muppets (possibly, since Disney’s been showing them off everywhere recently)
Katy Perry
Taylor Swift

I guess we would also need a 2010 version of Dan Aykroyd. I nominate Finesse Mitchell.

Josh Grobin and Norah Jones are in for sure. The requirement for just Americans would be tough, as someone would have to stand outside on Bono patrol. I don’t think you could keep him away from this without machine guns.

Chris Cornell, Sheryl Crow, Dave Grohl, Dexter Holland, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Kanye West, and Jack White.

You know would be all over this thing – he did that “Yes We Can” video that was so big during the 2008 election.

Seth McFarlane
and everyone from mobo85’s list

Bob Dylan has to be included just so the youngsters can ask, “What’s the old guy who can’t sing doing there?” You know, just like when the original came out.

Well, they would try to give Talor Swift one of the solo lines, but Kanye interupted her because he felt Beyonce should sing it. :smiley: