In May, K-popped! wrote about how Korean stars came together to record a We Are the World-like song to raise funds for the Sichuan earthquake victims.
The star-studded project was the brainchild of Jackie Chan and it was fully supported by the Asian Soul a.k.a. JYP and director Kang Je-kyu.
Now, watch the video and listen to the song Smile Again below:
Finished watching it yet? How about that, huh? Jackie Chan singing in Korean ;-). Also, did you notice the message (in Mandarin) from the stars? It is basically the lyrics of the song.
Rooster had to explain it to me. It says: “We’ll be there for you. Hold my hand and stand up, stand up again as we’re expecting your smile.”
You know, the collaboration has gotten me feeling nostalgic, so I Youtube-d the ORIGINAL 1985 We Are the World…and it’s awesome! The song, which was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, sure stands the test of time. Watch it below.
The “USA for Africa” charity single gave me goosebumps and I couldn’t contain my excitement when power house stars of yesteryears appeared — Stevie Wonder! Ray Charles! Kenny Rogers! Michael Jackson! Bruce Springsteen! Lionel Richie! Tina Turner! Er, Cyndi Lauper! 😛
Oh man, music heaven.
After inflicting myself with a sore throat imitating Bruce Springteen’s super husky vocals, I can officially sing the chorus while sounding like I’m constipated :-).
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving