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Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

Old 05-07-22, 10:07 PM
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Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

I saw this on Twitter and thought it was pretty awesome :
Offer your teenage child $1 for every singer they correctly identify in the We Are The World video.


It will cost everybody at least a dollar as MJ is universally recognizable. It cost me $2 because my son correctly guessed Bob Dylan. He missed both Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen despite my listening to those two all the time. He complained afterwards how unfair it was because the singers are so much younger.
Now my daughter is a music nut and would probably get everyone who sings a line except James Ingram and Al Jarreau. But she's in college so I didn't have to try it with her.

Anyone else with a teenage kid, try it and let us know how they did.
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Re: Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

Interesting. I may try that with my 19 year old.
My son will probably get MJ and Ray Charles (thanks to The Blues Brothers).
It's amazing how big and impactful that was - and how long ago.
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Re: Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

I love the idea. My kid might cost me a buck. Was thinking of this song when I heard it recently - what an absolutely amazing document/ undertaking that song was and is!
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Re: Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

If you really want to vex your kids (and win your money back), have them do the heavy metal version of We Are the World, Hear 'n Aid's "Stars."

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Re: Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

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If you really want to vex your kids (and win your money back), have them do the heavy metal version of We Are the World, Hear 'n Aid's "Stars."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5H94GHb-10
Im a metalhead and I barely recognize most of these people. Looking up the group 75% of these dudes didn’t have relevance past 88. Only ones on the same level as the “We are the World” crew is Ronnie and Rob.
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Re: Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

Just watched this for the first time in decades and thought "Wait - is that Dan Aykroyd?!" (He was one half of the Blues Brothers, but I completely forgot he was in this.)
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Re: Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

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Im a metalhead and I barely recognize most of these people. Looking up the group 75% of these dudes didn’t have relevance past 88. Only ones on the same level as the “We are the World” crew is Ronnie and Rob.
Yeah.. depending on your metal tastes.. I recognized about half of the singers and guitarists (mainly because of how they sound). But others, I would have no idea from looking at them because I'd only know the front man and not anyone else in the band unless they were as big (like Don Dokken and George Lynch).
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Re: Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

How do you think they'd do with Do They Know It's Christmas?
Maybe only Bono, if that?
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Any teenager who recognizes Kim Carnes is lying.
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Re: Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

A good few years back at a family gathering a BF of one of my cousins brought his son. This came on TV for some reason and the only way he got who Lionel Richie was for us to say that it was Nicole's father (back when her and Paris had those stupid MTV shows together).
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Re: Parents of Teenagers : Try the 'We Are The World' Challenge!

Just did this with my 14 year old. Paid her a dollar for MJ. She recognized Lionel Richie and Cindy Lauper, but couldn't come up with their names. The best was her not getting Billy Joel, since we JUST saw him live 3 weeks ago

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