It’s here.

The hasty remake of REM’s classic “Everybody Hurts” hits the airwaves and Interwebs today as part of a campaign to raise cash for Haiti. Produced by American Idol’s Simon Cowell, the tune includes vocals by Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Jon Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, Kylie, Rod Stewart, Alexandra Burke, Miley Cyrus, Take That, Joe McElderry, Cheryl Cole, JLS, Mika, Michael Bublé, James Blunt, James Morrison, Susan Boyle, and Westlife.

Quite the group, right? The song will be available for download on the 7th and released in CD form on the 8th.

Have a listen below:

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  • RandomLove

    Simon Cowell was incredible to put this togther. Using great and HUGE acts to create such a masterpiece to help people in Hati. If all goes to plan this will be a massive acheivement. I hope this single gains as much money as possble to help as many poor/orphaned/helpless people in Hati. Please, Please, Please buy this album or download it as your money goes to good use for all those poor suffers of that earthquake. Rememeber its a couple of £1 or $1 that can make a huge difference. Think how lucky you are. So please buy the single and feel happy listening to a song YOU bought helping others in anotyher part of the world. :) X

  • Sam

    Makes you realise how lucky you are in life!!

  • robert m

    while i’ve given cash for haiti relief efforts, i must say that this version when compared to the original, is horrible – all the stupid runs, and pop vocals yuck!

    thank goodness we can just give cash and not have to waste bandwidth downloading this horrible rendition!

    • ll099o

      OMG!!!!how horrible are u. simon cowwel and many others put this lovely song together for a really poor country that has just lost everything and all u can say is that it is horrible and no one should by it.just think how lucky u are. imagine that was u – suffering!

      • robert m

        lol the song is horrible

        i’m releasing my own version of this song soon played with my armpit, and giving all the money to haiti

        please buy it and then defend it when people claim it sucks

    • Geordavi

      you are one hell of a selfish cow
      these poor people are dying, have lost relatives – lost everything. Celebrities have got together and made this single for free when they could have been making shed loads doing something else and you have the guts to say the single is rubbish.
      Its just sad to know that ppl like you are out there

      • Actually

        Actually I agree with him.

        He didn’t say anything bad about Haiti. He even said he donated money.

        He just had enough balls to say the song sucks and I agree.

        You guys are the ones being dicks. Just because it was made by celebrities who make insane bank you also assume they have BETTER THINGS TO DO than BE FAMOUS AND RICH. Hah. Keep defending the people that have no idea you exist while you go to work hard at your jobs and will likely never meet or get a thank you from your idols.

  • dave

    have to agree, great cause, awful song,

    the original was far better,

    better to give cash and not buy the song!

    • agatha

      why do some people have to be so negative?? Some of the biggest artists in the world have given up their time to record this song and if you like it or you don’t whats the point in expressing your distaste at this very sad time when it was made to help the poor people of Haiti?

  • John

    This song choice I personally find is poor in it’s taste.
    I’m all for raising money and having a charity song but did anyone engage their brain at all when choosing the song.

    Don’t get me wrong the song it’s self is a fantastic song but in the context of everything with Haiti, it’s extremely patronizing and in bad taste.

    Get a group of multi-millionaires together to sing lines like..

    “Don’t let yourself go, ’cause everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes
    Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it’s time to sing along”

    yes everybody hurts but not to the scale Haiti is experiencing and it’s wrong to even pretend to understand on some level.

    I’m all for raising money and even a charity single but surely someone should have picked a song more suiting than this

    • Ninny

      well said. i totally agree with you. it was a good cause, but the song choice was not right. how can you say to people in Haiti that everybody hurts?! you can not even imagine what they are going through. can you imagine for a second, that you are all alone in this world, your family is gone, your home is gone, your friends are gone…and someone with a lot of cash “under his a**” says to you that everybody hurts??? i think this is very rude…but that is just my opinion.

      • Andrew Cummins

        I have already given to the Charity as it is a fabulous worthy cause but the song is dreadfull! Im afraid hearing some very mediocre pop stars singing the line ‘Everybody Hurts’ seems more than a bit condescending to me! Im not sure leona’s last bikini wax hurt quite as much. I suppose it does help us relate to the victims though, after listening to 20 seconds I felt as though the ceiling had fallen on my head.

      • Arlene

        Thank you John/Ninny, I was beginning to feel I was the only one that felt that way, the song choice is extremely patronising and dismissive of the people of Haiti…essentially its like Simon Cowell giving them all the middle finger and saying “suck it up guys, we’ve all got problems”. I’m sure there’s a lot of Haitians out there who’d rather anyone else’s problems right now!

  • Susan Boyle Songs

    Hey folks, if you like Susan Boyle, she sings at about the third minute! To us, it’s a charity single and for a good cause anyway, we will buy it. :)

  • Lizz

    I understand what everyone says, but this song is an emotional song with feeling and it will get people to feel that emotion and want to help them. It doesn’t matter what song it is as long as it raises money, I’m sure the people in Haiti wouldn’t care if it was Humpty Dumpty being sung as long as they can rebuild their homes and lives.

  • Sarah

    This is an amazing thing that all these celebs have done , and i hope it can do everything to change the future and lifes of the people in haiti.

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