Not exactly an original idea, the song, a remake of the Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie-powered original, was kept out of the top spot by by Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok,” which tops the chart for the ninth straight week.
The “WATW” remake featuring Jamie Foxx, Justin Bieber, Pink, Usher, Kanye West and Celine Dion, among others is the latest charity effort to rise on the charts.
The “Hope for Haiti Now” album, which featured covers by artists like Justin Timberlake and an original song by Jay-Z, U2’s Bono and The Edge, Swizz Beatz and Rihanna, topped the Billboard 200 album chart. The project was the first all-digital album to land at the top of the charts.
Both “Hope for Haiti Now” and the “We Are the World” remake provide much-needed funds for various Haitian earthquake relief efforts.