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Chapter 158: Like A Prayer

Pop rock & power ballads

It’s easy to approach “We Are The World” cynically, as a self-serving bit of celebrity activism with the true purpose of pitting a full DJ Khaled album’s worth of features against each other. But besides raising $50m for charity, USA For Africa left behind an incredible cultural artifact, an unparallelled spectacle of pomposity. “Like A Prayer” is likewise both a monument to Madonna’s imperial ego and a transcendent pop experience, and “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” renders heartbreak Godzilla-sized. Sometimes you just have to gawk at the chutzpah.
1. Bon Jovi

Wanted Dead or Alive

2. Tears for Fears

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

3. Foreigner

I Want to Know What Love Is

4. Bonnie Tyler

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

5. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

(I've Had) The Time of My Life

6. Poison

Every Rose Has Its Thorn

7. Queen

Under Pressure (ft. David Bowie)

8. The Outfield

Your Love

9. Madonna

Like A Prayer

10. U.S.A. for Africa

We Are the World