From this thread that started it all
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.