The REM 1993 hit “Everybody Hurts” has been chosen for Simon Cowell’s upcoming charity single to benefit Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
REM’s manager Bertis Downs told The Sun, “We are deeply touched the song has been chosen for this Haiti campaign. It means a lot that the song the guys wrote all those years ago will be used for such an important appeal.”
The group is waving all the royalties for the song in order to maximize help for Haiti. All money raised will be split between Disasters Emergency Committee and The Sun’s Helping Haiti campaign which benefits Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.
So far, the single’s line-up includes Michael Bublé, Rod Stewart, Cheryl Cole, and Leona Lewis. Rumors indicate that stars such as Robbie Williams, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Take That, Mariah Carey, Susan Boyle, Elton John, and Paul McCartney will likely be involved in the recording.