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Release Date: 08 February 2010

Some of the biggest names in UK and American music have joined forces to record an emotive cover of the REM classic Everybody Hurts, to raise money for charities supporting the relief efforts in Haiti. The final line up of featured artists is; Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Joe McElderry, Cheryl Cole, JLS, Mika, Michael Bubl?James Blunt, James Morrison, Susan Boyle, and Westlife.

The single will split all proceeds 50/50 between DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) and The Sun newspapers 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 Its heartbreaking to see what is happening in Haiti. Hopefully the money from Everybody Hurts will help the people of Haiti rebuild their lives.
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banned#1
garbage456
who is this ?
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Cheryl Cole said Its heartbreaking to see what is happening in Haiti.
well if she said that i will not buy this single then


Laptop being weird lol, Meant to say woolworths entertainment:oops:
#2
Cold......one of the best songs ever made and its been ruined
#3
donation from each sale is ONE POUND -wheres the rest going?

better to donate 4 quid to the appeal direct methinks
#4
Every penny is donated from the digital version and it's available today at all the major digital retailers. Pretty sure REM will donate any money they make out of people buying the original also.

Not sure that a charity project should be about 'deals' people can get.
#5
lpjones

Not sure that a charity project should be about 'deals' people can get.


Was thinking the same thing...bit embarrassing really :?
#6
barky
donation from each sale is ONE POUND -wheres the rest going?

better to donate 4 quid to the appeal direct methinks


Agreed, if you want the song donate £4 then download the track from 'another' place.

*edit* Ignore me, just buy the official download for 100% donation
#7
Agree with everyone. They are overcharging for this not very good and cringey version of one of the best songs ever which would be ok if all the money was going to Haiti but £1 is way too little. Had to turn off the radio yesterday when it came on:-(
#8
Fanimal
Cold......one of the best songs ever made and its been ruined


+100

Good cause, but it's torture to listen to this.

I'm amazed REM let it be used.
#9
gstok
+100

Good cause, but it's torture to listen to this.

I'm amazed REM let it be used.


agreed awful awful cover.

just buy R.E.M's greatest hits and donate a sum to haiti if your so inclined to.
banned#10
Here's a good idea why dont all the people below -

Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Joe McElderry, Cheryl Cole, JLS, Mika, Michael Bubl,James Blunt, James Morrison, Susan Boyle, and Westlife.
Donate a small percentage of their (rather huge) annual earnings to the appeal instead of making a naff single?
The money that John Terry spent in the last week on lawyers would have paid for a fair bit of food.

As a reasonably well paid professional man in the street I'm getting a little fed up being ask to contribute to a different cause every month.
#11
Did anyone actually see this bit;

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


Thats more then £1!
#12
nicster08
Did anyone actually see this bit;



Thats more then £1!


From the £3.97 you have to deduct all sorts of costs. The people who sell it are not waiving their wages nor are the lorry drivers who transport it. Get it into perspective. Then there are the music publishers, are they waiving their cut? I doubt it. Printers, CD manufacturers, heating, lighting, rent and rates on the commercial premises. It all adds up. £1 is very optimistic! I reckon it will be a lot less.
#13
Proceeds = proceeds after costs. i.e. net proceeds.
#14
Wow this is hot LMAO

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