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Aloe Blacc Covers 'Billie Jean' for amfAR AIDS Benefit Compilation: Exclusive Premiere

Courtesy of Republic Records & Mass Appeal
Cover art for "The Time is Now."

The 1980s are getting a modern makeover for amfAR's new AIDS benefit compilation, The Time is Now, featuring Aloe Blacc, Phantogram, DNCE, LP, Theophilus London and more. 

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The 14-track covers album will be released Oct. 7 via Republic Records and Mass Appeal with a portion of proceeds benefiting AIDS research foundation amfAR. 

Among the songs featured on the new album are Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It" revamped by DNCE, Dita Von Teese and Sebastien Tellier taking on Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" and New Order's "Bizarre Love Triange" covered by Sugar for Sugar, a band consisting of Scarlett Johansson, Julia Haltigan, Holly Miranda and Kendra Morris. See the full track list below. 

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The first track released of the set is Aloe Blacc's bluesy cover of Michael Jackson's classic "Billie Jean." Listen to it here, premiering exclusively with Billboard:

The Time Is Now track listing:

"Take Me Home" (Phil Collins), Performer: Phantogram
"Bizarre Love Triangle" (New Order), Performer: Sugar for Sugar
"Under the Milky Way" (The Church), Performer: Metric
"Whip It" (Devo), Performer: Brazilian Girls
"Rio" (Duran Duran), Performer: Bebel Gilberto
"What's Love Got to Do With It" (Tina Turner), Performer: DNCE
"Billie Jean"(Michael Jackson), Performer: Aloe Blacc
"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" (Culture Club), Performer: Dita Von Teese and Sebastien Tellier
"Maneater" (Hall & Oates), Performer: Lower Dens
"Genius of Love" (Tom Tom Club), Performer: Chaos Chaos 
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Whitney Houston), Performer: Marian Hill
"Pride (In the Name of Love)" (U2), Performer: LP
"Lovesong" (The Cure), Performer: Yuna
"Dance Hall Days" (Wang Chung), Performer: Theophilus London