Quick! Without searching, answer a few questions. Who recorded We Are the World? Who benefited? Who wrote it? Was there a B-side? Were there other projects similar? Does anyone care? Did anyone care?
For those born after the fact, it may surprise you to know that plenty cared. Over 20 million people worldwide bought the record. I mean, Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie, the writers of the song, were huge at the time. So were producers Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian, though Jones significantly more than Omartian.