Helping Haiti
Everybody Hurts

Everybody Hurts by Helping Haiti, Music Lyrics and Video

In an attempt to raise money for the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown asked Simon Cowell to arrange a charity single. Cowell chose "Everybody Hurts", Brown agreed to waive VAT on the single and R.E.M. agreed to waive all royalties. The release was under the name Helping Haiti.

A five minute promotional video (not the music video) was broadcast on ITV and STV at 20.30 on February 7. The promotional video includes footage of the performers recording their vocals (except for Carey, Cyrus, Bon Jovi and Minogue) and images and footage from the aftermath of the earthquake. The music video is directed by Joseph Kahn.

[Leona Lewis]
When the day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,

[Rod Stewart]
When youre sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on

[Mariah Carey]
Don't let yourself go, cause everybody cries and everybody hurts

[Cheryl Cole]
Sometimes.... sometimes everything is wrong.

Now its time to sing along

[Michael Buble]
When your day is night alone,

[Joe McElderry]
(hold on, hold on)

[Miley Cyrus]
If you feel like letting go

[James Blunt]
If you think you've had too much of this life, well hang on..

[Gary Barlow]
Cause everybody hurts..

[Mark Owen]
Take Comfort in your friends
everybody hurts..

[Jon Bon Jovi]
Don't throw your hand, oh no

[James Morrison]
Don't throw your hand.
If you feel like you're alone, no, no, no, you are not alone

[Susan Boyle]
If you're on your own in this life, the days and nights are long,

[Aston Merrygold]
When you think you've had too much of this life to...

[Marvin Humes]
...hang on

[Shane Filan]
Everybody hurts, sometimes,

[Mark Feehily]
Everybody cries

[Kylie Minogue]
And everybody hurts... sometimes

[Robbie Williams]
And everybody hurts... sometimes, so hold on, hold on

Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, repeat to fade

Song Information

The single was released both physically and digitally on February 7, 2010. It has been reported as having sold approximately 205,000 copies in its first two days in the United Kingdom, and 453,000 in its first week, making it the fastest-selling charity record of the 21st century in the UK.

Following its release in the UK and Ireland on 7 February 2010, Helping Haiti's song entered the Irish Singles Chart on February 12, 2010 at a peak position of number one. On February 14, 2010, the single also entered the UK Singles Chart at number one.

Released February 7, 2010
Recorded January 2010
Genre Pop, Charity
Label Syco Music
Producer Steve Robson

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