How We Are the World created The Greatest Night in Pop 4 decades ago

A new Netflix documentary is set to shed light on the making of the US chart’s fastest-selling hit. We look back at the making of the song, and ask why two of the biggest stars of the ‘80s weren’t at the party. 1984 through 1985 was quite a time for music. Rock, pop, rap and dance happily co-existed in the charts and big names could bank billions as big labels pumped cash into big egos. And there, at the tail end of ‘84 was Band-Aid, a moment when all the riffing and rivalry, pomp and pouting was put aside and the UK’s biggest music celebs of the day banded backhandedly on a funny little half-tune without a chorus. Oh, and raised $254 million (as the last count) for charity… read more >

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