'The Greatest Night in Pop' is now streaming on Netflix

Publish Date
Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 12:04PM

Thirty-nine years ago 45 of the biggest names in music, from Stevie Wonder to Bruce Springsteen, came together at a Los Angeles studio to record the charity single We Are The World.

Now, ahead of the 40th anniversary a new documentary The Greatest Night in Pop, has been released on Netflix showing how the historic gathering came together.

Participants interviewed include Cyndi Lauper, Kenny Loggins, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, and Dionne Warwick.

The documentary's description reads, "In 1985, 46 music icons, including Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Diana Ross, and Stevie Wonder, came together for the most star-studded recording session in history.

This is the untold story of the legendary global pop song “We Are the World” — which very nearly didn’t happen."

Watch the trailer above!

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The documentary combines video footage from USA for Africa and audio recorded by David Breskin, who wrote the Life magazine article about the session.

Director Bao Nguyen and an editor, Nic Zimmermann, synced some of Breskin’s dictaphone audio to footage of the recording session from USA for Africa that was missing audio.

You can watch The Greatest Night In Pop on Netflix now!

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