BBC 1 Radio premiered the Simon Cowell-organized all star cover version of “Everybody Hurts”—billed as Helping Haiti—this morning. Among the singers who lent vocals to the track are Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Robbie Williams, Miley Cyrus, Susan Boyle, Take That, Rod Stewart, Mika, Bon Jovi, James Blunt and Cheryl Cole, as well as X Factor alums Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry and JLS.
The track itself, produced by Steve Robson, stays pretty faithful to R.E.M.’s original 1992 version. And, of course, the inner Anglophile in us is reveling in the fact that this marks the first time all five original members of Take That have appeared on a song together since Robbie Williams split from the seminal Brit boy band in 1995. (Though only Gary Barlow and Robbie appear to have prominent lines here.)
Hop below to hear the new Helping Haiti version of “Everybody Hurts.”
Gotta love how, even when it comes to charity, Kylie sounds like a sex kitten.
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