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.

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    Group releases Haiti charity single
    Dublin trio The Brennans have released a charity single for the people of Haiti. By Madeline O’Connor – 26/01/10

    Sinead, Paula and Yvonne Brennan have released the track “Ag Criost An Siol” whose proceeds will go to help those affected by the Haiti earthquake, which killed hundreds of thousands and left many homeless.

    If you follow the link below you can watch the video and then buy the single!

    The single is available on iTunes. Once you follow the link below, click on the download button below the video and it will bring you to iTunes.

    “Ag Criost An Siol” is the tenth song on the band’s album.

    All proceeds if you buy this track go to the DEC, to help the people of Haiti.