In 1985 the song “We are the world”from the project United States of America for Africa, it placed at number one on charts worldwide. Now the platform Netflix About to be released “The greatest night in pop music” (“The Greatest Night in Pop Music”), a documentary about how that song came about and was recorded in which dozens of artists participated.
It has already been announced TractorWhich shows several moments from the night of January 25 of that year when the singers love Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper And Huey Lewisamong others, met at the studio to be directed by the producer Quincy Jones“Leaving their egos at the door” and recording a song to combat famine in Ethiopia.
Inspired by what the singer achieved in England Bob Geldof With the topic “She doesn't know it's Christmas?”Jackson and Ritchie wrote “We are the world”, which is the single from the album that sold millions of copies; The latter states the following in the trailer: “I'm at home with Michael writing the song. He was humming every part, bars and tapes just layers and layers of him humming. Stevie (Wonder) never called me back and the recording was done in two days. Now we have a template with the hum.” No words: What are we going to do? “We're talking to the world, so we have to talk about this.”
“We are the world” In 1986 he won four awards Grammy, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year. This led to many other countries recording similar songs for the same charitable purposes. Lionel Richie Coordinator A cover For the song in 2010 (which had little success) and wanted to record another song in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it did not happen.
“The greatest night in pop music” Also includes interviews with Lewis, Springsteen, Dionne Warwicklauper, Smokey Robinson And Kenny Loggins39 years after its launch “We are the world”. It premieres on Netflix on January 29.