Song of the Year

2024 WSD Song of the Year

We’re happy to announce the 2024 WSD Song of the Year, a mashup of “We Are The World” and “Imagine”.

We invite you and your friends, family, choir, school, etc. to sing this song on World Singing Day (WSD), Saturday, 19 October 2024. WSD is about singing together and is not a performance so have fun singing the song with others.

Video yourselves singing the song and share a snippet of it on social media with the hashtag #worldsingingday and #wsd2024.

If you would like to download the free vocal/instrumental track, and/or the instrumental track, sign up as a WSD Host (it’s free) and we’ll send you the track(s).

If you would like to come up with your own instrumentation, the song starts in the key of D major and modulates to Eb major in the last chorus. The beats per minute (bpm) is 82 in 4/4 time.

WE ARE THE WORLD + IMAGINE

There comes a time

When we heed a certain call

When the world must come together as one

There are people dying

And it’s time to lend a hand to life

The greatest gift of all

 

We can’t go on

Pretending day-by-day

That someone somewhere will soon make a change

We are all a part of God’s great big family

And the truth you know love is all we need

 

chorus:

We are the world

We are the children

We are the ones who make a brighter day, so let’s start giving

There’s a choice we’re making

We’re saving our own lives

It’s true, we’ll make a better day, just you and me

 

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world

 

You may say I’m a dreamer

But I’m not the only one

I hope someday you’ll join us

And the world will live as one

 

chorus

chorus

It’s true we’ll make a better day . . . just you and me

 

“We Are the World” written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson

“Imagine” written by John Lennon

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