What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is an all-star charity single sung by 15 of pop music's reigning divas, released to promote awareness and funds for cancer research. It's a great cause, and a great generic song to inspire anyone battling life's low-blows.
What's the story?
"JUST STAND UP" is an all-star charity single recorded by 15 of today's most well-known female singers in for the "Stand Up To Cancer" telethon. The song, produced by Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and L.A. Reid, features several powerhouse singers including Beyonce, Carrie Underwood, Fergie, Leona Lewis, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow, Rihanna, Melissa Etheridge, Miley Cyrus, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, and LeAnn Rimes.
Is it any good?
You might think bringing 15 pop divas to one song is a recipe for disaster, but on this inspirational collaboration, they all manage to give just enough of their hearts and voices. Beyonce and Carrie Underwood start with solos, and the rest belt in and out in turn. Mary J. Blige stands out every time she sings, and each performer adds her own shine to a sparkler of a song -- all about finding a way to "stand up" and stay strong no matter what.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the involvement of celebrities in charitable causes such as this. Do you think having big names tied to a cause can help in a big way? Do you think celebrities do enough to help? Should they be expected to?