Hear the Simon Cowell Haiti Benefit Single, “Everybody Hurts”

02/02/2010 2:43 PM |

“We Are the World” isn’t the only benefit single in town. Simon Cowell organized a group of pop stars, including Susan Boyle, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Leona Lewis, Rod Stewart, Kylie Minogue, Mika, Michael Buble and James Blunt, for a cover of R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts.” (It’s kind of terrible, and anyway, I can’t actually figure out where you can buy it, so just donate a couple bucks, will you?)

[Music Mix]

2 Comment

  • “karaoke 4 charity”

    the choice of song is terrible…the message I always got from this song was “it’s OK to be sad because everybody is sad sometimes; don’t kill yourself”. Extending that message to the people of Haiti is egregiously condescending, or totally blind to what happened there.

  • well, yeah…. something about the tone of the video (the traffic jam), and about the faces on the people in it (more bored and frustrated than devastated) I think allows that type of reading, but i don’t know if the song itself is necessarily about the type of melodrama you mention. although, i suppose comparing the people of haiti to “everybody” is stupid no matter how you slice it.