Talk:USA for Africa

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Is it permitted to quote the full lyrics on the page, as someone has done? isn't this copyvio? Also, who's "Allen"???? ChrisTheDude 14:21, 14 February 2006 (UTC)



We Are the World vs. USA for Africa[edit]

Most of the information you are all debating on this discussion page relates to the "We Are the World" recording and session. The page about USA for Africa should be about the organization, its members, its philosophy, and its contributions to help the people of Africa. I see nothing here about the amount of money raised, how the money was allocated, etc. I seem to recall that a great deal of the food purchased from the "We Are the World" profits was actually stolen and/or squandered due to political uprisings and issues with transportation, but none of that is here as it should be. If you all want to write lyrics, debate which members sang or contributed to the song "We Are the World," etc., you should go to that page to do so. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.126.229.138 (talk) 23:04, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Headline text[edit]

There comes a time when we heed a certain call (Lionel Richie) When the world must come together as one (Lionel Richie & Stevie Wonder) There are people dying (Stevie 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, somehow will soon make a change (James Ingram) 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)

( CHORUS ) We are the world, we are the children 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 you your heart 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 Jurreau)

( REPEAT CHORUS ) We are the world, we are the children (Bruce Springsteen) W

Which Randy Jackson is it?[edit]

I just added wikilinks for the performers. Is it Randy from the Jackson 5, or the bassplayer from Journey? I first assumed it was from the Jacksons, but I see that Steve Perry (also from Journey) was also present, so I'm assuming it was Randy Jackson from Journey. That's where it points for now, anyways. --Geddeth 12:20, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


Paul Gallacher?[edit]

Among the artists listed is Paul Gallacher. But that goes to someone who clearly isn't him, and I cannot find anyone associated with this project by this name, including on the USA For Africa web site. Allmusic.com has an entry for a Paul Gallagher, but that doesn't look like him either. Can anyone (especially whoever added this name) check/verify? Danke. Fractalchez 09:51, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

Quincy Jones[edit]

Watching the video on YouTube, it looks like Quincy Jones is conducting the ensemble. Shouldn't he be mentioned in this article? __meco (talk) 14:43, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Prince did not sing (need refs)[edit]

I have seen and heard that Prince was supposed to appear in the USA for Africa video, but did not because of some bodyguards. Can anyone write this up and add a source? StevePrutz (talk) 06:13, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Inclusion of Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg, and Kanye West[edit]

I am not familiar with the wikipedia discussion process, sorry if there are guidelines I am not following. My discussion relates to the inclusion of Lil Wayne, Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg, and Kanye West. Clearly these individuals (all 90s and 2000s artists) were not on the original 1985 recording. Could someone shed light to why they are included? Is this an error? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.223.181.37 (talk) 02:29, 15 June 2010 (UTC)