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'Songs For Japan' album released

by Andy Tillett 28 Mar 2011
'Songs For Japan' album released

'Songs for Japan' featuring U2, Lady Gaga, Beyonce Knowles and Justin Timberlake has been released through online music store iTunes. Use this link for Songs for Japan.

The compilation album sees 38 artists donate tracks and waive royalties to benefit the Japanese Red Cross Society's relief efforts in the country, which was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami earlier this month.

The compilation features a number of current chart hits from the US and the UK, such as Cee Lo.

Green's 'It's OK', as well as older tracks such as Foo Fighters' 'My Hero'.

The album also blends artists of many different genres, such as dance, world and country music as well as rock and pop.

The release of the album also prompts speculation that a benefit concert will be held, which could prompt various rival record companies to allow their artists to share the same stage, as has happened at benefit concerts Live Aid in 1985 and Live 8 in 2005.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''The super-gig will be the biggest concert in years and a huge global spectacle.

''No names have been confirmed yet but the organisers are expecting a massive response from acts of all eras. They're hoping the TV audience numbers will break records.''

A physical release of the album will see it in stores from April 4.

Full tracklisting for 'Songs For Japan':

1. John Lennon 'Imagine'

2. U2 'Walk On'

3. Bob Dylan 'Shelter From The Storm'

4. Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Around The World'

5. Lady Gaga 'Born This Way' (Starsmith remix)

6. Beyonce 'Irreplaceable'

7. Bruno Mars 'Talking To The Moon'

8. Katy Perry 'Firework'

9. Rihanna 'Only Girl (In The World)'

10. Justin Timberlake 'Like I Love You'

11. Madonna 'Miles Away'

12. David Guetta 'When Love Takes Over'

13. Eminem 'Love The Way You Lie'

14. Bruce Springsteen 'Human Touch'

15. Josh Groban 'Awake'

16. Keith Urban 'Better Life'

17. Black Eyed Peas 'One Tribe'

18. Pink 'Sober'

19. Cee Lo 'It's Ok'

20. Lady Antebellum 'I Run To You'

21. Bon Jovi 'What Do You Got'

22. Foo Fighters 'My Hero'

23. REM 'Man On The Moon'

24. Nicki Minaj 'Save Me'

25. Sade 'By Your Side'

26. Michael Bublà © 'Hold On'

27. Justin Bieber 'Pray'

28. Adele 'Make You Feel My Love'

29. Enya 'If I Could Be Where You Are'

30. Elton John 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me'

31. John Mayer 'Waiting On The World To Change'

32. Queen 'Teo Torriate (Let Us Cling Together)'

33. Kings Of Leon 'Use Somebody'

34. Sting 'Fragile'

35. Leona Lewis 'Better In Time'

36. Ne-Yo 'One In A Million'

37. Shakira 'Whenever Wherever'

38. Norah Jones 'Sunrise'

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