As the coronavirus continues to spread, the world needs a unifying anthem. And for Lionel Richie, that anthem is 1985's "We Are the World," which lent a hand to famine in Africa.
Richie, who wrote the song with Michael Jackson, told People that he is thinking of the chorus, which has the line "There's a choice we're making, we're saving our own lives," during this difficult time. “That line,” he said, “came about as Michael and I were sitting there talking. We said, you can either say, ‘I’m saving my life’ or ‘We’re saving our lives.’ ’We Are the World’ is a statement we wanted to make. What do we do to save our own?”