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‘We are the World’ Haiti charity single features a host of Georgians and former Georgians

The 25th anniversary version of “We are the World” to help Haiti’s earthquake victims is packed with Atlanta representatives – or folks who used to live here.

Here’s a list, that probably isn’t complete.

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- Up first, teen pop sensation and Atlanta resident Justin Bieber gets Lionel Richie ’s first line from the original song, “There’s a come a time whne we heed a certain call…,” then duets with Nicole Scherzinger and Jennifer Hudson.

- A few seconds later, Atlanta’s own and Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles gets Paul Simon’s line, “Oh, when it’s time to lend a hand to life,” then duets with Josh Grobin.

- For the first chorus, former Atlantan Janet Jackson duets with her late brother Michael (using archival audio for Michael.)

- Usher sings Huey Lewis’ line, “If you just believe, there’s no way we can fall.”

- One-time (and possibly still current) resident Toni Braxton does some solo singing during the second chorus.

- Akon and Kanye West participate later in the song when the producers at a rap portion. (Jamie Foxx does an imitation of late Georgia native Ray Charles at one point. Not a highlight, sad to say.)

- Other Georgians who sang in the chorus: Zac Brown, Kristian Bush (Sugarland), Keri Hilson, Trey Songz

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Shari Hall

February 14th, 2010
6:20 am

We love you Janet Jackson from one Lesbian too another! Lvu You! Shari Hall!

Boogers for the children fund

February 15th, 2010
8:09 am

Janet does love them girls. Otherwise this “We are the World of panzies and bedwetters” is just stupid.

Boogers floating in your soup.

February 15th, 2010
8:23 am

This is nothing more than public masturbation.