Various Artists: Songs for Japan

As Japan recovers from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck on March 11th, the world’s top recording artists respond to the tragedy with this benefit album. The 38 tracks include some of their biggest hits, featuring “Imagine” by John Lennon, an exclusive remix of Lady GaGa’s “Born This Way” along with original versions of Katy Perry’s Firework, Bruno Mars’ “Talking to the Moon”, Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love”, and more.

In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music have joined together for the worldwide release of “Songs for Japan,” an unprecedented compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 starting today ( Proceeds from the album’s sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cross Society.

Proceeds from “Songs for Japan” will be directed to the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) to support its disaster relief efforts. The society will use the funds for the ongoing provision of immediate relief and for eventual recovery support to the affected population. The artists participating on “Songs for Japan,” the music labels and music publishers have waived their royalties and proceeds from the worldwide sales of the album to ensure that the JRCS receives as much support as possible from this global initiative.  iTunes will also donate its proceeds from the album’s worldwide sales to the benefit of the JRCS, and has prominently featured the project throughout its stores worldwide.



Released: Mar 25, 2011
℗ 2011 Universal International Music B.V.

Track Listing

Songs included on the album are:

John Lennon: Imagine
U2: Walk On
Bob Dylan: Shelter From The Storm
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Around The World
Lady Gaga: Born This Way
Beyonce: Irreplaceable
Bruno Mars: Talking To The Moon
Katy Perry: Firework
Rihanna: Only Girl (In The World)
Justin Timberlake: Like I Love You
Madonna: Miles Away
David Guetta: When Love Takes Over
Eminem: Love The Way You Lie
Bruce Springsteen: Human Touch
Josh Groban: Awake
Keith Urban: Better Life
Black Eyed Peas: One Tribe
Pink: Sober
Cee Lo Green: It’s Ok
Lady Antebellum: I Run To You
Bon Jovi: What Do You Got?
Foo Fighters: My Hero
R.E.M.: Man On The Moon
Nicki Minaj: Save Me
Sade: By Your Side
Michael Buble: Hold On
Justin Bieber: Pray
Adele: Make You Feel My Love
Enya: If I Could Be Where You Are
Elton John: Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me
John Mayer: Waiting On The World To Change
Queen: Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
Kings Of Leon: Use Somebody
Sting: Fragile
Leona Lewis: Better In Time
Ne-Yo: One In A Million
Shakira: Whenever, Wherever
Norah Jones: Sunrise

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12 Responses to Download SONGS FOR JAPAN from iTunes. All proceeds go to Japanese Red Cross

  1. Emily says:

    We’re doing a Save Japan fundraiser at my school and when I saw this cd at WalMart, I had to get it. I love it and this is a great way to get people to support the cause!

  2. Yoko I apologize for the translation. what I wrote above is a simple tribute to you and your people. With great affection I ask you to read and reflect on what he tells the soldier and at the same time feel proud of its people. I am not Japanese, but I feel a certain pride of the boy being here on earth and do what he did and give the example that gave dignity. Hugs friend, let me call it so!

    • Yoko Ono says:

      Dear Flavio,
      Thank you for sending me such a beautiful story. It choked me up. Yes. It also made me proud of being human, more so than the fact that the boy happens to be Japanese. The whole world is now admiring the Japanese for acting very decently in the face of such a terrible situation. But I believe that we will see many white people and black people who will act decently as well in such a situation. This disaster, which happened without any warning, is making me proud of us human beings. We are not all that bad….

  3. LESSON OF LIFE FOR THE WEST The following letter was written by a Vietnamese immigrant who is a police officer in Japan (Fukushima). Was sent to a newspaper in Shanghai who translated and published. I tried to be as faithful as possible to the original text. Enjoy! Dear brother, How are you and your family? These last days have been chaos. When I close my eyes, I see corpses and when I open them, I also see corpses. Each of us are working 20 hours a day and still wish there were 48 hours in the day to continue to help and rescue people. We are without water and electricity and food rations are almost zero. Barely able to move the refugees and then there are orders to move them elsewhere. I’m currently in Fukushima â € “some 25 kilometers from the nuclear plant. I have so much to tell if it was after all, this letter would become a real novel about human relationships and behavior during times of crisis. People here are very quiet â € “their sense of dignity and behavior are very good â €” well, things are not as bad as they could. However, another week, I can not guarantee that things have not reached a point where we can not provide protection and maintain order in an appropriate manner. After all, they are human and hunger and thirst when they overlap with dignity, they will do what has to be done to get food and water. The government is trying to deliver supplies by air sending food and medicine, but it is like playing a little salt in the ocean. Dear brother, there was a really touching incident involving a Japanese boy who taught an adult like me a lesson in how to behave like a real human being. Last night I was sent to a nursery school to help a charity to distribute food to refugees. It was a very long line that went away. I saw a boy of about nine years. He was wearing a shirt and a pair of shorts. It was getting very cold and the boy was at the end of the queue. I was worried that, when his turn came, there could be no more food. I was talking to him. He said he was at school when the earthquake occurred. His father worked nearby and was heading to school. The boy was on the third floor balcony when he saw the tsunami take the car from his father. I asked about her mother. He said his house was right near the beach and that his mother and sister have not survived. He turned his head to wipe a tear when asked about his family. The boy was shaking. I took off my jacket and put police on him. It was then that my bag of food fell. I took it and gave it to him. â € œQuando your turn comes, the food might be over. So here is my portion. I already ate. Why do not you gets €? He took my food and bowed. I thought he was going to eat immediately, but he did not. He took the bag of food, went to the front of the queue and put it where all the other foods waiting to be distributed. I was shocked. I asked him why he had not eaten instead of putting food on the pile of food for distribution. He replied, â € œPorque see people hungrier than me. If I put the food there, they will distribute food more igualmenteâ €. When I heard that, I turned around so that people can not see me cry. A society that can produce

  4. LIKE “Songs For Japan” on Facebook!

    and share with friends.

  5. Juan parrondo says:

    I don’t know any other way to contact you but I think you should hear this idea. My friend Norman Evans from Toronto had this idea that you would put the lyrics to Give Peace A Chance online and invite everyone to add another verse. Making it the longest cry for peace in the World.

    Long Live John’s memory

  6. Natascha says:

    I love the cover design! And almost all the songs…

  7. Karey says:

    I’m going to make my donation to a good friend of mine from Japan Nami Ongawa so she can send to her family, her aunt hasn’t had real food for thirteen days. I’m so saddened by this tragedy.

  8. rogerrazman says:

    hope japan will build again country after this tragedy like how they come back after world war 2….

    and if john lennon still alive…he will do for charity concert…..

  9. You know if John was here today on this plain, He would be already on this, 1st & foremost!! – Michael D.

  10. Kahuna says:

    You forgot my song OLE…

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