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On This Day: We Are The World Charity Single At No1

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On This Day: We Are The World Charity Single At No1

Published at 12:14pm 20th April 2018. (Updated at 12:16pm 20th April 2018)

On this day in 1985, the charity single We Are The World was released by USA For Africa.

It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and produced by Quincy Jones and it raised more than $75 million to help to fight poverty in Africa.

The artists involved included:

  • Stevie Wonder
  • Tina Turner
  • Bruce Springsteen, 
  • Diana Ross
  • Bob Dylan
  • Daryl Hall
  • Huey Lewis
  • Ray Charles
  • Billy Joel
  • Paul Simon

It was released after the success of 1984's Do They Know It's Christmas Time? and sold over 20 million copies worldwide and was number 1 in the UK Singles Charts on 20th April 1985.

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