We Are The World Happened 35 Years Ago!

Recorded Jan. 28, 1985

January 28, 2020
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If you're old enough to remember when MTV played music videos, you probably remember the celebrity filled video of the song "We Are The World."

The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and sold more than 20 million copies and was the fastest selling American pop song in history. It won a bunch of awards, including Grammys, and actually raised a lot of money.

The song and video raised over $63 million (equivalent to $147 million today) for humanitarian aid in Africa and the United States.

It's very interesting to watch the video 35 years later and try to identify all the singers, including the ones that are no longer with us.

What the heck is Dan Aykroyd doing there?