Britney, Selena Gomez and J Lo Recorded a Cheesy/Moving Song For Orlando
Star-fueled charity singles are always equal parts beautiful and Cheez Whiz, and “Hands,” whose proceeds will go towards raising money for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, is no exception.
The song features Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, Pink, Mary J. Blige, RuPaul, and a bunch of minor music celebrities, who all got together to record one song with a very important goal.
And by they all got together, what we actually mean is, they all holed up in different recording studios around the world and sent their tracks in to one person.
“Mary J. Blige recorded in New Orleans. Britney Spears in Thousand Oaks, I think. Pink in Santa Barbara,” Justin Tranter, who co-wrote recalls. “Selena recorded in her studio bus… everyone just got it done.”
According to an interview Tranter gave with Billboard, the song came together in less than 48 hours after the shooting.
Tranter had been on the road with his songwriting partner when news broke of the tragedy, and that afternoon he signed up to volunteer in Orlando.
“I called them up and said, ‘If I fly up is there something for me to help with?'”
“We need all the hands we can possibly get.”
And lo and behold, an idea for a song was born.
Even though “Hands” isn’t the kind of song you’d ever want to add to any playlist, it’s at least worth a listen, if only for the five seconds at the end when RuPaul says, “Take my hand, baby. Everybody say love.”
Even the hardest of hearts will melt a little.