The 37 'We Are The World' Performers, Ranked! (37 Years Later)

It's been 37 years since the release of "We Are the World," the song that brought together over 40 musicians to raise funds for Africa. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Vulture is republishing its ranking from 2015 of each artist's contribution to the song. From Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson's dominant performances to Jeffery Osborne and Cyndi Lauper's memorable appearances, here is the updated ranking of the 37 musicians who made the song their own.

  1. Stevie Wonder (tie)
  2. Michael Jackson (tie)
  3. Lionel Richie
  4. Ray Charles
  5. James Ingram
  6. Bruce Springsteen
  7. Cyndi Lauper
  8. Huey Lewis
  9. Diana Ross
  10. Quincy Jones
  11. Lindsey Buckingham
  12. Dionne Warwick
  13. Willie Nelson
  14. Kenny Rogers
  15. Steve Perry
  16. The Pointer Sisters
  17. The Jackson 5 (minus Michael)
  18. Tina Turner
  19. Daryl Hall
  20. Kim Carnes
  21. Al Jarreau
  22. John Oates
  23. Sheena Easton
  24. Bob Dylan
  25. Sheila E.
  26. Jeffrey Osborne
  27. Bette Midler
  28. Smokey Robinson
  29. Waylon Jennings
  30. Billy Joel
  31. Dan Aykroyd
  32. Kenny Loggins
  33. The News
  34. Paul Simon
  35. Huey Lewis & the News
  36. Waylon Jennings
  37. Bob Geldof

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