The One World: Together At Home concert that took place this past weekend had something for everyone. Supported by a lineup of 100+ artists and personalities the multi-channel broadcast event brought increased awareness to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic and raised over $50 million in support. And amongst the massive amount, several showcases stood out.
Lady Gaga, who curated the event, opened up the two-hour special by playing the piano and singing Charlie Chaplin’s classic “Smile.”
Taylor Swift added to the charitable broadcast with “Soon You’ll Get Better,” a track she wrote about her mother’s battle with cancer. During One World, the Pennsylvania native reminded listeners of the power of music to both reflect on and ease pain.
Performing separately from each of their homes, The Rolling Stones turned out their Let It Bleed classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Despite undergoing heart surgery in 2019, Mick Jagger’s voice (and acoustic guitar accompaniment) was outstanding as he sang about accepting the hand that’s dealt to you.
Sir Paul McCartney got political during his stream, saying “Let’s tell our leaders we need to strengthen the health care system around the world so that a crisis like this never happens again” before launching into his own Beatles’ original “Lady Madonna” alongside a montage of front line workers. Check out the scene below.
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