America: A Tribute To Heroes: Johnny Reznick and Fred Durst, Somos El Mundo, and TobyMac with Kirk Franklin & Mandissa

“WISH YOU WERE HERE”   JOHNNY RZEZNICK of the Goo Goo Dolls and FRED DURST of Limp Bizkit

From the 9/11 TV Special,   “America:  A Tribute to Heroes” comes a powerful acoustic duet from two lead singers of the biggest bands at the time.   Fred and John treat my favorite Pink Floyd song with reverence.  The poignant lyrics totally connected to the NYC tragedy and adding the violins gave new meaning to the classic rock anthem. 

“SOMOS EL MUNDO”    (We Are The World)

After the earthquakes in Haiti, the top Spanish recording artists got together for a remake of Michael Jackson/Lionel Richie’s “We Are The World”.  This version adds latin flair including a flamenco break, reggaeton, and all of the lyrics in Spanish.  Look for Ricky Martin, Shakira, Gloria Estefan, Thalia, David Archuleta, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee, Juanes, even Jose Feliciano!

“LOSE MY SOUL”   TobyMAC, KIRK FRANKLIN, and MANDISSA

Combining a white hip hop Christian rapper with a Gospel singer who lost early on American Idol sounds like a disaster in the making.   But TobyMac’s song and video is inspiring.  The song isn’t preachy, it’s contemporary with a positive message about not worrying about losing the battle, it’s about winning the war.  Watch the dramatic end of the video!   

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