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Bon Jovi, Others Featured on 'Songs for Japan'

Posted on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments2 Comments

This is a very cool project: musicians helping the residents of quake and tsunami-ravaged Japan. Bon Jovi is on the album, as is Lady Gaga, Lady Antebellum, John Lennon and Norah Jones meaning just about every major genre of music is represented here. The album is only ten bucks, so buy the record and do some good... and get some good music to boot!

NEW YORK, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music have joined together for the worldwide release of "Songs for Japan," an unprecedented compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 starting today (www.itunes.com/songsforjapan). Proceeds from the album's sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cross Society.


The "Songs for Japan" track listing features an all-star lineup:

1.        John Lennon "Imagine" (Remastered)
2.        U2 "Walk On" (Radio Edit)
3.        Bob Dylan "Shelter From The Storm"
4.        Red Hot Chili Peppers "Around The World" (Live)
5.        Lady Gaga "Born This Way" (Starsmith Remix)
6.        Beyonce "Irreplaceable"
7.        Bruno Mars "Talking To The Moon" (Acoustic Piano Version)
8.        Katy Perry "Firework"
9.        Rihanna "Only Girl (In The World)"
10.        Justin Timberlake "Like I Love You"
11.        Madonna "Miles Away" (Live)
12.        David Guetta "When Love Takes Over" (feat. Kelly Rowland)
13.        Eminem "Love The Way You Lie" (feat. Rihanna) [Clean Version}
14.        Bruce Springsteen "Human Touch"
15.        Josh Groban "Awake" (Live)
16.        Keith Urban "Better Life"
17.        Black Eyed Peas "One Tribe"  
18.        Pink "Sober"
19.        Cee Lo Green "It's Ok"
20.        Lady Antebellum "I Run To You"
21.        Bon Jovi "What Do You Got?"
22.        Foo Fighters "My Hero"
23.        R.E.M. "Man On The Moon"
24.        Nicki Minaj "Save Me" (Clean Version)
25.        Sade "By Your Side"
26.        Michael Buble "Hold On" (Radio Mix)
27.        Justin Bieber "Pray" (Acoustic)
28.        Adele "Make You Feel My Love"
29.        Enya "If I Could Be Where You Are"
30.        Elton John "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"
31.        John Mayer "Waiting On The World To Change"
32.        Queen "Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)" [Remastered]
33.        Kings Of Leon "Use Somebody"
34.        Sting "Fragile" (Live In Berlin)
35.        Leona Lewis "Better In Time"
36.        Ne-Yo "One In A Million"
37.        Shakira "Whenever, Wherever"
38.        Norah Jones "Sunrise" 


Proceeds from "Songs for Japan" will be directed to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) to support its disaster relief efforts. The society will use the funds for the ongoing provision of immediate relief and for eventual recovery support to the affected population. The artists participating on "Songs for Japan," the music labels and music publishers have waived their royalties and proceeds from the worldwide sales of the album to ensure that the JRCS receives as much support as possible from this global initiative. iTunes will also donate its proceeds from the album's worldwide sales to the benefit of the JRCS, and has prominently featured the project throughout its stores worldwide.

Reader Comments (2)

That's nice, but how many of these songs do fans of these acts not already own ? Hear N Aid is still the best benefit of all time, followed by Rock Aid Armenia ( just got a CD/DVD of that after years of looking ).
March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Christian's right. If they REALLY cared, the participants would each offer up something special like a previously unreleased studio or live track.

Of course, they might have, if the people who put this together had brought the idea of doing that to there attention.

They would sell so many more if that was the criteria.

What a shame, that after all The People of Japan have done supporting these Musicians through the decades, this is the only thing they could come up with to return the favor.

Talk about mailing it in, literally! It duz not even begin to scratch the surface!

Instead of something special, all we've got here is nothing special.
March 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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