Simon Cowell’s charity single, a cover of REM’s “Everybody Hurts” was released today. Listen to it below.
Some of the stars involved: Leona Lewis, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, Cheryl Cole, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue, Susan Boyle, Westlife and Robbie Williams.
As a big fan of the original REM tune, I thank Simon for not mucking it up. However, I’m a little skeptical that the song’s theme works within the context of a disaster. We hurt because Haiti hurts? Or don’t feel bad Haiti, everybody hurts! Or suck it up Haiti! Everbody hurts! Me confused.
Anyway, it’s for a good cause, so I’ll shut up now.
The track will be available starting Sunday, February 7 at hmv.com, play.com, or amazon.co.uk – with all the proceeds split between the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) and the Sun newspaper’s Helping Haiti campaign.