It’s been a decade since the September 11th terrorist attack on New York City’s World Trade Center. Over the last few years, celebrities have banded together to sing songs, both uplifting and straightforward, that pay tribute to the victims and families of the tragedy.
Here, we picked our top 5 musical tributes to 9/11.
5. “What More Can I Give?” – Michael Jackson, Mya, Mariah Carey, Usher, Brian McKnight, Ziggy Marley, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, Beyonce, and Luther Vandross
Recorded as a charity single by Michael Jackson and more than 35 other artists, the goal was to raise $50 million for numerous charities in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The single was never released due to a conflict between Jackson and Sony Music. However, on October 21, 2001, the song was performed at another 9/11 benefit concert called United We Stand: What More Can I Give?.
“How many times can we turn our heads / And pretend we cannot see / Healing the wounds of our broken earth / We are one global family / Just sending your prayers / Is something you feel / Helping one heal / What have I got that I can give”