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EVERYBODY HURTS - HAITI APPEAL - £3.99 @ HMV

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ONE OF MANY RETAILERS SELLING THE SONG BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS THE CAUSE AND NOT THE PRICE WHICH MATTERS. A cover of REM's 'Everybody Hurts' featuring a range of bestselling artists includi…
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ONE OF MANY RETAILERS SELLING THE SONG BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS THE CAUSE AND NOT THE PRICE WHICH MATTERS.

A cover of REM's 'Everybody Hurts' featuring a range of bestselling artists including Leona Lewis, Susan Boyle, Take That and Joe McElderry. HMV will be donating all profits from the sale of the single to the Disasters Emergency Commitee (DEC) and Helping Haiti/Medicins Sans Frontiers.

The single will split all proceeds 50/50 between DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) and The Sun newspaper's "Helping Haiti' appeal. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has pledged to waive VAT on the single. The Haitian earthquake, which occurred on 12th January 2010 measuring a catastrophic 7.0 on the richter scale, is already estimated to have caused the deaths of over 250,000 people. 250,000 are in need of urgent aid and more than 2 million people are estimated homeless and in need of long term support to help rebuild their lives.

Robbie Williams said : "I'm very honoured to be asked to contribute to the single. We can all do something to help the people of Haiti - and I urge everyone to do what they can."

Cheryl Cole said "It's heartbreaking to see what is happening in Haiti. Hopefully the money from Everybody Hurts will help the people of Haiti rebuild their lives."

JLS star Ortise Williams, who lost relatives in the quake said: "The tragedy is very close to my heart."We hope to raise as much money as possible. It's great to be working with such talented artists, all pulling together to make a difference through song."

Alexandra Burke said : "It's truly devastating what has happened in Haiti and if I can help in anyway then I will. This song will bring awareness to the suffering of the innocent people of Haiti and help them rebuild their lives and homes. When these natural disasters occur, we have to work together to make a difference. Please support us"

Rod Stewart said : "I can't think of a more fitting song than 'Everybody Hurts' to convey the unimaginable tragedy that is Haiti. I hope the record sales raise a lot of money because the country certainly needs it."

James Morrison said : "I'm so proud and honoured to be part of something so huge, which can hopefully go some way towards helping the poor people who are suffering in Haiti."

Joe Mcelderry said : "It's an honour to be apart of the Haiti charity single. It's truly devastating what has happened over there and I want to do anything I can to help and raise money. It's great to be apart of such an amazing line up who have all taken time out of their schedule to help with this tragic cause"

Susan Boyle said : "The Haiti earthquake has caused devastation and suffering that most of us will never experience nor could imagine. I feel privileged to be a part of such a wonderful project that will raise money to help the country."

Disasters Emergency Committee, Chief Executive Brendan Gormley said : "We are absolutely delighted to help those recording, producing and buying this charity single make a difference in Haiti. More and more water, food, household items and medical supplies are getting through to the earthquake survivors. Buying the charity single will greatly aid our work and help us work with survivors in Haiti to rebuild new lives from the ruins."

Simon Cowell who is organizing the recording and release of the record for Haiti said: "We have a short time to do this but already we are getting some fantastic support. Right now this is an absolute priority for us all, the people of Haiti need as much help as we can give them as soon as possible, every day the situation becomes more desperate."
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#1
I voted cold as it's a bit pricey, need to be £0.99 or less.
#2
I posted this the other day - it kept on getting expired, it would seem there are a lot of anti-charity people on here. It wont be long before it goes H+R added though ;-)
#3
For once - I'm right with Simon Cowell
#4
Give the £3.99 direct to the DEC. This song is terrible.
suspended#5
ianshona
I posted this the other day - it kept on getting expired, it would seem there are a lot of anti-charity people on here. It wont be long before it goes H+R added though ;-)


Yeah you are right. A lot of cold-hearted and selfish people on the site.
#6
I'm not against charity but I am against so called artists using charity to further their careers, I went to Live 8 and I can remember artists releasing singles they had performed there a week after the event.
If RATM got to number 1 off the back of a facebook campaign how come Simon Cowell has to release a song (which isn't released for another week!!) instead of someone saying "buy song 'X' that's already been recorded and we'll donate all the proceeds to charity"? I'd rather donate now than wait another week for this tripe.
#7
negbobsquarepant
I'm not against charity but I am against so called artists using charity to further their careers, I went to Live 8 and I can remember artists releasing singles they had performed there a week after the event.
If RATM got to number 1 off the back of a facebook campaign how come Simon Cowell has to release a song (which isn't released for another week!!) instead of someone saying "buy song 'X' that's already been recorded and we'll donate all the proceeds to charity"? I'd rather donate now than wait another week for this tripe.


[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="3"]It's about raising the awareness and money - if this can help raise more money then ace. A lot of people like to receive something when giving - I bet you take a Poppy on rememberance Sunday - why not just give cash!!!! (just one example of many)[/SIZE][/FONT]
#8
ianshona
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="3"]It's about raising the awareness and money - if this can help raise more money then ace. A lot of people like to receive something when giving - I bet you take a Poppy on rememberance Sunday - why not just give cash!!!! (just one example of many)[/SIZE][/FONT]

No need to shout, we're all quite aware of the tragedy in Haiti, do you think I'd not heard anything about it? I'm just saying releasing this song is not going to better inform me than the images that are already all over the TV, and yes I do donate on Rememberance Sunday because those men were heroes and should never be forgotten.
banned#9
ianshona
[FONT="Arial Black"][SIZE="1"]It's about raising the awareness and money - if this can help raise more money then ace. A lot of people like to receive something when giving - I bet you take a Poppy on rememberance Sunday - why not just give cash!!!! (just one example of many)[/SIZE][/FONT]


If you receive something back, you are not giving, you are buying. If you really care, give money and gift aid it. The charity gets more money that way. Do it this way, and you cannot gift aid it, and only the profits go to the charity. Ask how much of the £3.99 is profit and how much disappears to retailers / manufacturers.
#10
If people need some “celebrities” to raise awareness and to give to charity then there’s something fundamentally wrong with those people. Give directly if you really want to help.
#11
I'm so glad these celebrities have come out and released this single, now I know I can donate, otherwise I would have been clueless.
#12
**** deal.
#13
I think there is a clear difference to taking and wearing a poppy (a symbolic image) than a cover song by major corporate artists that feel they need to market a song instead of just reaching into their own pockets and giving what they can afford to help.

I don't think this cause does anything to raise awareness, not like other charities. The £3.99 is much better spent just donating if you can afford it. If you like REM Everybody Hurts, its available to buy, I am sure Michael Stipe and the rest of REM have just personally donated money to the Haiti appeal without feeling the need to be put up on some pedestal as "do gooders"

Narcissists the lot of them, Simon Cowell being the biggest one of them all.
#14
basofia
If people need some “celebrities” to raise awareness and to give to charity then there’s something fundamentally wrong with those people. Give directly if you really want to help.



That's shockingly selfish! Poor Simon Cowell will go without another gold record on his wall, in his
nice mansion.


Shame on you!
banned#15
Remember also that half the profits will go to The Sun, so they can advertise how much money they have raised for the charity.
#16
johnnywashngo
Give the £3.99 direct to the DEC. This song is terrible.

I totally agree, I think people would donate more to prevent this X Factor c**p being released.

Put me down for £10
#17
How many of these "celebrities" are giving a small percentage of their vast fortunes to the cause then ?
I suppose it keeps Mr Cowell in the public eye
#18
cantello
How many of these "celebrities" are giving a small percentage of their vast fortunes to the cause then ?
I suppose it keeps Mr Cowell in the public eye


It's no coincidence that Simon Cowell stands to make money out of most of these 'celebrities*', he's already pocketing a sizeable amount of anything they earn, he could just put his hand in his pocket.

*Reality TV contestants
#19
Maybe these non entities can donate their earnings for 2010 to the appeal. Simon Cowell is worth more than 110 million. How much is he donating. Have these people not suffered enough!!!!!!
#20
johnnywashngo
Give the £3.99 direct to the DEC. This song is terrible.


agree - why do we need to receive something for our money when trying to help others.
1 Like #21
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Eddie Vedder’s full audio performance of Bruce Springsteen’s “My City Of Ruins” from the recent Kennedy Center Honors is now available for purchase through Ten Club and iTunes for $.99. Proceeds from the sale of the track benefit Artists for Peace and Justice Haiti Relief.

About Artists for Peace and Justice
Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), established in early 2009, is a fundraising effort founded by Paul Haggis and friends that encourages peace and social justice and addresses issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. Over the past year, APJ has directed its efforts to raising enough funds to fully sponsor three schools in Haiti in support of the initiatives of Father Rick Frechette and his team. These schools aren’t just a place to learn but provide for a hot meal, clean water and a chance at the future to children who desperately need it. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, APJ has focused its efforts on raising much needed dollars for emergency aid in the ravaged country that is only a few hours from our shores.

"My City Of Ruins" Credits
Performed by Eddie Vedder
Featuring The Joyce Garrett Singers - Artistic Director, Joyce Garrett
Words and Music by Bruce Springsteen
Performed December 6, 2009 at the "Kennedy Center Honors" Bruce Springsteen Tribute Performance
Produced by Michael Stevens
Executive Producer, George Stevens, Jr.
Music Direction and Choral Arrangement by Rob Mathes
Recorded and Mixed by Ed Greene
Assisted by John Burton
Recording courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC. ([url]www.kennedy-center.org[/url])

Special thanks to Michael Stevens, Joyce Garrett and especially Bruce Springsteen
banned#22
aarond74
Maybe these non entities can donate their earnings for 2010 to the appeal. Simon Cowell is worth more than 110 million. How much is he donating. Have these people not suffered enough!!!!!!


+1 Simon Cowell and all these celebrity wanabees (and the talented ones) should put their hands in their big pockets. I'm sick of seeing Simon Cowell all over the media, he seems to be doing something for a good cause but i really hope he is doing this for the right reasons. God bless all the poor souls who lost their lives and those who lost someone.RIP
banned#23
garbage456
take john terry for example earning a reported £170,000 a WEEK! i dont even earn that 7 years !!


Yeah, but you can have an affair and it won't be all over the papers.
#24
@DuffRulez
You should post it as a deal, I'd not heard about it. Maybe that's because it's not forced down your throat like this one is. I'll vote HOT.
#25
NobbyB
Yeah, but you can have an affair and it won't be all over the papers.


It would be if it was with Wayne Bridges ex.
#26
Nice that we have created some awareness.
#27
Dear me, is there something in the water today to get the flamers out?

Fact is that this track, whether you like the artists or Simon Cowell will raise a lot of money for this cause. I doubt in the current pop market place being involved in this project will be bad or good for careers - I don't recall the original Band Aid members being "better off" for participating, they just did it cos they thought they could do something to help.

Surely this should be applauded - regardless of individual petty views and opinions about people that, lets remind ourselves, they don't actually know...

Heat and Rep - product may not be my cup o' tea, but I'm glad that people have gone out of their way to support this cause, and in all likelihood reach an audience that probably wouldn't have donated using traditional methods!

Cheers
James
#28
Voted cold :roll:
#29
theyeos
- I don't recall the original Band Aid members being "better off" for participating, they just did it cos they thought they could do something to help.



Dont you recall the way Status Quo were chugging down bolivian marching powder at the recording in the knowledge that being seen with some of the more 'hip' stars of the day would inevitably lead to an increase in their record sales, if only because they were seen as good eggs. The only pair who come out of Band Aid with real credit are Sir Fecking Bob, and to a lesser extent Midget Ure. Most of the rest of them, like these ****s today, are there just to increase their exposure. Although Band Aid was nothing compared to the Yanks one, what was it called, We A re the World? the washed up stars wheeled out for that was never ending.

Kudos to Eddie Veder though for his initiative. Are Pearl Jam still going? They were a great band, even if Veder is a preening c**k.
1 Like #30
Shame that a popular method of raising money for charity is being voted down from visibility to oblivion.

Ignoring possible ulterior motives from any of the people involved in creating this song, this single (which I happen to love) will raise a LOT of money to help people in desperate times that would otherwise not be raised.

What these celebrities are doing with their money we don't know, who knows if they've donated thousands or pennies, I doubt any of you will ever know. But does it really matter? Anything that can get the Haitian people some food, medicine or shelter is a good thing... no, it's a bloody GREAT thing.

The people of Haiti need every single penny and I am shocked that this didn't get blasted sky high as a top deal hitting 1000C and above - really surprised.

Oh, and if you want to help but don't wish to buy this single then please do text GIVE to 70077 to donate £5 to DEC and then visit the website to Gift Aid your donation: http://www.dec.org.uk/donate_now/

Voted hot.
suspended#31
midnightz
Shame that a popular method of raising money for charity is being voted down from visibility to oblivion.

Ignoring possible ulterior motives from any of the people involved in creating this song, this single (which I happen to love) will raise a LOT of money to help people in desperate times that would otherwise not be raised.

What these celebrities are doing with their money we don't know, who knows if they've donated thousands or pennies, I doubt any of you will ever know. But does it really matter? Anything that can get the Haitian people some food, medicine or shelter is a good thing... no, it's a bloody GREAT thing.

The people of Haiti need every single penny and I am shocked that this didn't get blasted sky high as a top deal hitting 1000C and above - really surprised.

Oh, and if you want to help but don't wish to buy this single then please do text GIVE to 70077 to donate £5 to DEC and then visit the website to Gift Aid your donation: http://www.dec.org.uk/donate_now/

Voted hot.


Totally agree and repped.
If only everyone on the site had a similar opinion as you then it would be a great site.

A lot of people complain about the cost's of CD productions not being waived etc, when they then go and turn on the TV and cheer their £170,000 a week football players on etc.
As long as something is being done with charitable intentions, then that's all that matters.

Don't most people know that most charities have to have some areas where they have to pay people for?
A good example is the Cancer Research charity, they pay millions to their scientists, nurses etc.
Even i have worked for a wildlife charity as a job and got paid for it. It's how things work. I highly doubt you would find a charity that doesn't have any paid people in it.
banned#32
DarkKnight
Totally agree and repped.
If only everyone on the site had a similar opinion as you then it would be a great site.



There are plenty of charity sites available on the internet. This is a deals website though, and £4 for a pretty poor single is not a good deal.
suspended#33
NobbyB
There are plenty of charity sites available on the internet. This is a deals website though, and £4 for a pretty poor single is not a good deal.


It's a deal that helps people in need. The rest of the items on HUKD's, the money goes straight into millionaires pockets. So this deal is ten times better for this reason.

guv
Why are all these off topic posts allowed in this thread? Is it in the deals section to discuss the merits and value of the song, or a propaganda tool by a few of the more annoying forum residents to try to belittle others in the usual way?

Is the song good value for £3.95? No
Should everyone be made feel guilty into buying it? No. But if you want to, go ahead. Its a good charity cause.
Am I going to buy it? No. (And I'd bet those shouting rather loudly haven't either.)

Mods should clear out the trolling posts IMHO, or this thread is in danger of being spammed.


Ah, the usual "I don't like their opinions so it should be spammed" child.
If you don't like it, then don't post, don't bother becoming a troll yourself.
banned#34
DarkKnight
It's a deal that helps people in need. The rest of the items on HUKD's, the money goes straight into millionaires pockets. So this deal is ten times better for this reason.


So what if it helps others? There are loads of charities that could be promoted. That is what charity websites are for. This site is about getting a better deal for consumers. Paying £4 for a single is a bad deal. As said many times, an even better deal (for the chairy, not for the consumer) is not to buy this and give the £4 straight to DEC (better than giving it to The Sun) and gift aid it.

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