8 Iconic Musical Responses to Causes

8. 12-12-12- Sandy Relief

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused serious damage to the Tri-State areas. To date, the clean-up and relief is still being ongoing from all the damage caused by the tropical storm. Bruce Springsteen and Alicia Keys headlined the concert on September 12, 2012.

7. America: A tribute to Heroes

Created by heads of broadcast stations, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, the event was organized by George Clooney as a response to the act of terrorism against the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

6. Any Other Day

Any Other Day was recorded by Wyclef Jean and Norah Jones and was a message song for 2005's Hurricane Katrina when it devastated the Gulf Coast.

5. Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)

Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bono, and The Edge recorded the single to pay tribute and bring attention to the massive earthquake that put Haiti under ruins.

4. Don't Give Up
Bono and Alicia Keys teamed up to raise money for African families infected with HIV and AIDS. Alicia Keys is a compassionate champion for ending the crisis with HIV/AIDS. She is also co-founder of Keep A Child, a nonprofit that aims to provide treatment, care, and support for families in third world communities.

3. That's what friends are for
This song raised $3 million dollars in 1985 for American Foundation for AIDS Research. On the track, featured Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder.

2. Just Stand Up!
Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds co-produced this single which benefitted cancer research for Stand Up to Cancer. The track brought artists together like Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, and Carrie Underwood.

1. We are the World
This song is one of the most iconic songs ever. It was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and recorded for United Support of Artists for Africa in 1985. Talent like Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Wonder, and more recorded for the album. The record sold over 10 million albums internationally and the proceeds went to feed some of the most impoverished countries in the world.

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