Your Handy Guide to Haiti Charity Singles
There are a handful of charity singles currently floating around to help raise money for Haiti. We’ve rounded up a few of the biggest ones here, but be sure to add any that we’ve missed in the comments. Which do you plan on downloading?
What is it: A new version of “We Are the World” Who is involved: Quincy Jones, Lionel Ritchie, Barbra Streisand, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Jason Mraz, Akon, Jennifer Hudson, Carlos Santana, Enrique Iglesias, Celine Dion, Jonas Brothers, Wyclef Jean, and Toni Braxton are among the 100 participants Release date: It will first be shown during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
What is it: An original song — “Haiti Mon Amour” a.k.a. “Stranded” Who is involved: Swizz Beatz, U2, Jay-Z, and Rihanna Release date: The song debuted during the Hope for Haiti telethon. You can buy it here.
What is it: A cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’s “I Put a Spell on You” Who is involved: Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp, Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols, Mick Jones of The Clash, and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders Release date: Late February
What is it: A cover version of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts” Who is involved: Simon Cowell, Susan Boyle, Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis, Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, and Robbie Williams Release date: It goes on sale by download Sunday and will be in stores starting Monday.
What is it: A cover version of Bruce Springsteen’s “My City Of Ruins” Who is involved: Eddie Vedder, The Joyce Garrett Singers Release date: The single is currently available on iTunes.