April 20th: On This Day

On this day in 1985, the charity song “We Are The World” by USA For Africa was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles chart and the Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one single chart.

“We Are The World” was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and included many big artists at the time such as; Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon.

The song sold over 20 million copies and was Certified 4× Platinum by the RIAA. It is one of the fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold at least 10 million copies worldwide.

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