'We Are the World: 25 for Haiti' Artist List: 'We Are the World' 2010 Lyrics and Singers

By K.R. Gomez on February 14, 2010

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti" music video has debuted, less than two weeks after a star-studded lineup gathered in Hollywood to record the remake to benefit victims of January's devastating earthquake in Haiti.

A three-minute version of the video first aired Friday night during NBC's coverage of the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. It was introduced by Lionel Richie and fellow producer Quincy Jones, who were also behind the original 1985 anthem.

The contemporary version opens with teen sensation Justin Bieber. Other artists featured include Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Scherzinger, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Fergie, Josh Groban, LL Cool J, Nick Jonas, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and Wyclef Jean.

The video, which was directed by Paul Haggis, also includes Janet Jackson singing alongside her late brother, Michael Jackson, who appears via footage taken from the original recording.

"We Are the World: 25 For Haiti" Lyrics

[Justin Bieber]
There comes a time
When we head a certain call
[Nicole Scherzinger & Jennifer Hudson]
When the world must come together as one
[Jennifer Hudson]
There are people dying
[Jennifer Nettles]
And it’s time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
[Josh Groban]
We can’t go on
Pretending day by day
[Tony Bennet]
that someone, somehow will soon make a change
[Mary J Blige]
We are all a part of
God’s great big family
And the truth, you know love is all we need

[Chorus]
[Michael Jackson]
We are the world
We are the children
[Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
[Barbra Streisand]
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

[Miley Cyrus]
Send them your heart
So they’ll know that someone cares
[Enrique Iglesias]
so there cries for help
will not be in vein
[Nicole Scherzinger]
We can’t let them suffer
no we cannot turn away
[Jamie Foxx]
Right now they need a helping hand
[Wyclef Jean]
Nou se mond la
We are the Children
[Adam Levine]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so lets start giving
[Pink]
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
[BeBe Winans]
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

[Michael Jackson]
When you’re down and out
There seems no hope at all
[Usher]
But if you just believe
There’s no way we can fall
[Celine Dion]
Well, well, well, well, let us realize
That a change can only come
[Fergie]
When we stand together as one

[Chorus - All]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
[Nick Jonas]
Got to start giving
[All]
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
[Toni Braxton]
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me
[Mary Mary]
We are the world
We are the children
[Tony Bennet]
Its for the children
[Isaac Slade]
We are the ones who make a brighter day
[Toni Braxton]
So lets start giving

[Lil Wayne]
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

[Chorus - All]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
[Akon]
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we make a better day
Just you and me

[T-Pain]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
[Jamie Foxx imitating Ray Charles]
Choice were making
saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

[Rap - LL Cool J, Will-I-Am, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz]
We all need somebody that we can lean on
when you wake up look around and see that your dreams gone
when the earth quakes we’ll help you make it through the storm
when the floor breaks a magic carpet to stand on
we are the World united by love so strong
when the radio isn’t on you can hear the songs
a guided light on the dark road your walking on
a sign post to find the dreams you thought was gone
someone to help you move the obstacles you stumbled on
someone to help you rebuild after the rubble’s gone
we are the World connected by a common bond
Love the whole planet sing it along

[Chorus - All]

[Kanye West]
Everyday citizens
everybody pitching in

[Singing - Children & Wyclef Jean]
Nou se mond la
nou se timoun yo

[Will-I-Am]
You and I
You and I
[Kanye West]
Uh, 12 days no water
wishing will to live
[Will-I-Am]
we amplified the love we watching multiply
[Kanye West]
Feeling like the Worlds end
we can make the World win
[Will-I-Am]
Like Katrina, Africa, Indonesia
and now Haiti needs us, the need us, they need us

[Chorus - All]
[Wyclef Jean]
Haiti, Haiti, Ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha
Haiti, Haiti, Ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha
Haiti, Haiti, Ha, Ha, ha, ha, ha

[End]

"We Are the World: 25 For Haiti" Artist & Creative Roster

WYCLEF JEAN

JANET JACKSON

P!NK

CARLOS SANTANA

JENNIFER HUDSON

JAMIE FOXX

SUGARLAND

ADAM LEVINE

JASON MRAZ

EARTH WIND & FIRE

NATALIE COLE

THE JONAS BROTHERS

T PAIN

BRIAN WILSON

JUSTIN BIEBER

NICOLE SCHERZINGER

INDIA.ARIE

JULIANNE HOUGH

MARY MARY

MELANIE FIONA

BEBE WINANS

MYA

TYRESE GIBSON

ANTHONY HAMILTON

RAPHAEL SAADIQ

GLADYS KNIGHT

KERI HILSON

JOEL & BENJI MADDEN

HEART

BRANDY

KIDADA JONES

MUSIQ SOULCHILD

MILEY CYRUS

AKON

JORDIN SPARKS

CELINE DION

ROB THOMAS

KATHARINE MCPHEE

JEFF BRIDGES

RANDY JACKSON

BUSTA RHYMES

KID CUDI

USHER

WILL.I.AM

KANYE WEST

LL COOL J

ISAAC SLADE (AKA THE FRAY)

SNOOP DOGG

NICOLE RICHIE

TREY SONGZ

ETHAN BORTNICK

TARYLL JACKSON

TAJ JACKSON

TJ JACKSON

VINCE VAUGHN

DRAKE

FREDA PAYNE

FAITH EVANS

ROBIN THICKE

RASHIDA JONES

BARBRA STREISAND

JIMMY JEAN LOUIS

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

ZAC BROWN

LIL WAYNE

TONY BENNETT

JOSH GROBAN

SEAN GARRETT

HARRY CONNICK, JR.

AL JARDINE

BONE THUGS AND HARMONY (BIZZY BONES)

AR RAHMEN

FERGIE

MARY J BLIGE

ORIANTHI

MANN

NIPSEY HUSSLE

IYAZ

KEITH HARRIS

NIKKA COSTA

TONI BRAXTON

FARNSWORTH BENTLEY

PLAIN PAT

IL TRIO

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