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