Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

'Everybody Hurts': the new video for Simon Cowell's Haiti-relief song will make you cry

Posted on

Last week, dozens of bold-faced names gathered to sing a new edition of “We Are the World,” but the music industry’s outpouring of support for the devastation in Haiti doesn’t stop there. The star-studded, Simon Cowell-produced remake of the R.E.M. classic, “Everybody Hurts,” hit U.K. radio last week. The song is melancholy and inspiring, especially considering the contributions from such folks as diverse as Leona Lewis, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle, Rod Stewart, and Jon Bon Jovi. But it’s the recently released video, which is filled with tragic images from the mess in Haiti, that will get your waterworks really going:

How many times during that six minutes did you whip out your cell phone and text $10 for Haitian relief? Yah, that’s what I thought. I can’t wait to see my cell phone bill this month.

But, Music Mixers, what are you thinking of this R.E.M. remake? Are does it move you to give? Buy? Do you think that this is better than the forthcoming “We Are the World” remake will be?

(Follow the Music Mix on Twitter: @EWMusicMix.)

More from EW.com’s Music Mix:

Super Bowl goes indie: Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear soundtrack ads

Super Bowl XLIV halftime show: Were the Who football wizards?

Carrie Underwood’s Super Bowl ‘National Anthem’

Ke$ha did not vandalize the Hollywood Sign, officials confirm. Come on.

Frances Bean Cobain to make recording debut

Kelly Clarkson responds to Taylor Swift’s record-label defense: ‘Take a lesson’

Comments