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Who would be the We Are the World singers today?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Here is the list from 1985.

    Dan Aykroyd
    Harry Belafonte
    Lindsey Buckingham
    Kim Carnes
    Ray Charles
    Bob Dylan
    Sheila E.
    Bob Geldof
    Hall and Oates
    James Ingram
    Jackie Jackson
    LaToya Jackson
    Marlon Jackson
    Michael Jackson
    Randy Jackson
    Tito Jackson
    Al Jarreau
    Waylon Jennings
    Billy Joel
    Cyndi Lauper
    Huey Lewis and the News
    Kenny Loggins
    Bette Midler
    Willie Nelson
    Jeffery Osborne
    Steve Perry
    The Pointer Sisters
    Lionel Richie
    Smokey Robinson
    Kenny Rogers
    Diana Ross
    Paul Simon
    Bruce Springsteen
    Tina Turner
    Dionne Warwick
    Stevie Wonder
    Michael Boddicker - Synthesizers, Programming
    Paulinho da Costa - Percussion
    Louis Johnson - Bass
    Quincy Jones - Producer
    Michael Omartian - Keyboards, Producer
    Greg Phillinganes - Keyboards
    John Robinson - Drums

    Feel free to cross out and put in today's artists.
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Madonna would be in there somewhere.

    JNEWFIFTY Member

    Justin Timberlake I would think
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Various and assorted no-talent hacks from American Idol.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The legends then, are still the legends today, minus Waylon and Michael, and figure the Jacksons and Lionel Richie have exempt status, you'd swap out Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Sheila E., The Pointer Sisters, James Ingram, Al Jarreau, Jeffrey Osborne, Bette Midler and Kenny Loggins for Beyonce, Usher, Kenny Chesney, Prince, The Jonas Brothers, Myley Cyrus, Tim McGraw, Celine Dion, Michael Buble, JayZ, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, John Legend and Tom Hanks as Dan Akroyd.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Just the guys from Night Ranger.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    ...and Tom Hanks as Dan Akroyd.

    What in the FUCK was Dan Akroyd doing there?
  8. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    I'm not donating a cent if T-Pain isn't involved.
  9. Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell

    Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell Active Member

    The Blues Brothers had a top 10/multi-platinum album.

    Also, there's the John Landis connection (directed The Blues Brothers and Thriller).

    Correction: Briefcase of Blues was a #1 album.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    That isn't even the weirdest line-up for a fundraising anthem. Check out "Voices That Care" - the deal that David Foster put together for Operation Desert Storm. Everyone from Mickey Dolenz to Fred Savage and Ahmad Rashad.
  11. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    But Tom Hanks is way above Dan Akroyd on whatever celebrity scale we're using. So for today, it'd have to be a comedian who sometimes sings. Which means, Jack Black, you are singing We are the World.
  12. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    The dude from Insane Clown Posse must be involved. And William Hung.
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