DEF: USA For Africa â€œWe Are The Worldâ€
In 1985, artists from across the music industry came together to record the song â€œWe Are The Worldâ€ as a means of raising money for humanitarian aid in Africa. The single for the song would go on to sell over 20 million copies, making it one of the biggest-selling singles in pop music history. Exactly 30 years ago today, in just its fourth week on Billboardâ€™s Hot 100 chart, â€œWe Are The Worldâ€ completed its skyrocket to the top by climbing into the number one position for a four-week stay.
In commemoration of that anniversary, â€œWe Are The Worldâ€ by USA for Africa is todayâ€™s Daily Eighties Flashback.