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A great piece of trivia from “We Are The World”…

It was this week in 1985 that “We Are The World” was released, featuring many singers from pop, rock, dance, etc. One great fact, Huey Lewis’s one solo line, “But if you just believe, there’s no way we can fail,” was originally set aside for Prince…arguably the biggest star of the 1980s who didn’t appear on “We Are the World.” He turned down the offer to sing on the song—because he thought it was a terrible song, regardless of its charitable intent—but offered to play guitar. Producer Quincy Jones response to Prince’s manager, Bob Cavallo was: “I don’t need him to f****** play guitar.” Prince instead contributed a song to the USA for Africa album.

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