The classic songs by John Lennon “We are the World” by USA for Africa and Imagine are very kind songs because they both relate on helping other people that need help in the streets. The song Imagine is trying to say is that we should get on other people’s placeless and see how much they suffer with out food or houses to live in. ” We Are the World” is a song and charity single originally recorded by the super group USA for Africa in 1985. Is about an earthquake that destroyed almost everything that Africa had and loved. Harry Belafonte originally wanted to put together a benefit concert featuring black musicians to raise money for Africa.
Ken Kraken who became president of the organization United Support of Artists for Africa. The song Imagine was written by John Lennon in October 11 1971, it was written for many reasons. It was to show others how poor people live like and how much they suffer living in the streets wishing to have everything we have now. Imagine is John Lennon’s second post-Beatles album. Recorded and released in 1971, the album tended toward songs that were gentler, more commercial and less avant-garde than those on his critically acclaimed previous album, John Lennon Plastic Ono Band.
The album is considered the most popular of his works. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine listed Imagine as the 76th greatest album in history. We are the world was dedicated to all African people that suffer in the earthquake. They were very sad and worry because they did not know how they were going to be with out a house and not knowing what they were going to give there children to eat, or a home were to stay the night and take care of there children’s. We are the world was written to show and support Haiti that the United States are with them.
John Lennon wrote we are the world was written in March 7,1985 as the only single from the album. A worldwide commercial success, it topped music charts throughout the world and became the fastest-selling American pop single in history. Both Songs have almost the same meaning, because they both talk about people being lost in the world with out having people to help them. The meaning of Imagine is very simple. Just think of what our world would be like without governments, religion and possessions. He then lends his idea of what would happen.
No war, hate or poverty only peace. I think human nature would never allow this to happen. This song was written during the height of the war in Viet name, the first Nixon administration and the peace movement. The song “We Are the World” is a metaphor of how we should treat the world, as if it were we. To put ourselves in another person’s shoes and empathize as if it were us going through the pain and hardships. When John Lennon Past away Michael Jackson decided to sing the same song for Haiti but by using more artist and rap people to sing with him.
Quincy Jones was lined up as the producer, and Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie were the songwriters. The recording took place on the night of the American Music Awards, January 28th, 1985. This was the perfect way to assure that most of the artists would all be free on a single date. In the song we are the world tells us We can’t go on pretending day by day that means that we cant just forget about what happened to us in the past so fast.