I am against remakes just for the sake of remaking, but if you can improve upon, or put your own spin on it, then I say "go for it!" But, when I heard that they remade We Are the World, my first thought was "ugh, why? what was wrong with it the way it was?" As an 80's child it was such a big part of my life's soundtrack. Even though I was a child, I knew what a big moment it was, to have so many people gathered in one place to focus on one common goal.
The remake will never be able to replace that moment, but I must say that as a song, I think I like it better. And, for my children this could be the large gathering of musicians that they look back on as a moment of unity.
If you haven't seen the video, yet, check it out. You'll see quite a few familiar faces from the original, and many of today's stars, including,what I would say is a gathering of hip hop and rap royalty!
Go ahead and sing along
We are the world, We are the children we are the ones to make a brighter day
Happy Music Monday!