日本の為に歌え

17 Apr

I wrote a post a few weeks ago about a charity album of pop songs to help the victims of the disaster of March 11th.

Personally, I only like a few of the thirty-eight songs on that album.

There have been other celebrities who have given the proceeds from concerts, songs or other things to help the people affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The most recent celebrity that I’ve heard about is the American rock band “My Chemical Romance“.

I don’t know this band very well. I haven’t heard any of their music before today. But I found out that they re-recorded the video for one of their songs (titled “Sing“) to include images of the aftermath of the tsunami in the Sendai area and messages of hope to the people of Japan from fans of this band from around the world.

My Chemical Romance put the new video on a website called “「日本の為に歌え」 (Sing For Japan)” and offer the song for download for US$1.29 with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross to help the victims of the disaster in Sendai.


They also offer a T-shirt with the 「日本の為に歌え」 (Sing For Japan) design for US$20. All proceeds from the T-shirt sales also go to help the victims in the Sendai area.

Here is the new video for the song:

This song sounds nice to me. I think I’m going to check out more of My Chemical Romance‘s music now.

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6 Responses to “日本の為に歌え”

  1. metalodyssey April 18, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    A Metal kudos to all involved with this album. I’ve always read nothing but “good” things when it comes to My Chemical Romance. It seems this band has themselves pretty well grounded.

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    • tokyo5 April 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

      >I’ve always read nothing but “good” things when it comes to My Chemical Romance.

      Really? That’s cool.
      Do you have any of their albums?

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  2. musings April 17, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    I’m afraid I’ve never heard of them, but this was a nice song. We’ve got a lot of groups here in Hawaii doing fund raising activities for Japan. Everybody’s buying the t-shirts also. I hope all the money being generated will get to everyone right away. The coordination of the relief effort must be a tremendous challenge.

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    • tokyo5 April 17, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

      >I hope all the money being generated will get to everyone right away.

      Me too. And hopefully the victims of the disaster can have their lives back to normal as much as possible soon.

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  3. sixmats April 17, 2011 at 7:58 am #

    They have some catchy songs. They are not my favorite band, but I put them on sometimes.

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    • tokyo5 April 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

      Which of their songs do you recommend?

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