Songs for Japan tops iTunes charts

29 Mar 2011

An album of songs released to raise money for disaster relief in Japan has topped the iTunes charts in 18 countries, including Ireland.

The 38-track album, Songs for Japan, features the likes of U2, John Lennon, Rhianna and Lady Gaga, who all waived fees and royalties.

It is being sold for €9.99 and has been available for download since Friday. It will hit stores on 4 April.

Giant studios EMI Music, Sony Music, Universal and Warner Music all contributed tracks to the project without fees or royalties.

All proceeds from sales of the album will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross.

Track list:

Imagine – John Lennon (remastered)

Walk On – U2

Shelter from the Storm – Bob Dylan

Around the World – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Born This Way – Lady GaGa

Irreplaceable – Beyoncé

Talking to the Moon – Bruno Mars

Firework – Katy Perry

Only Girl – Rhianna

Like I Love You – Justin Timberlake

Miles Away – Madonna

When Love Takes Over – David Guetta

Love the Way You Lie – Eminem

Human Touch – Bruce Springsteen

Awake – Josh Groban (Live)

Better Life – Keith Urban

One Tribe – Black Eyed Peas

Sober – P!nk

It’s OK – CeeLo Green

I Run to You – Lady Antebellum

What Do You Got? – Bon Jovi

My Hero – Foo Fighters

Man on the Moon – R.E.M.

Save Me – Nicki Minaj

By Your Side – Sade

Hold On – Michael Bublé

Pray – Justin Bieber

Make You Feel My Love – Adele

If I Could Be Where You Are – Enya

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – Elton John

Waiting on the World – John Mayer

Teo Torriatte – Queen

Use Somebody – Kings of Leon

Fragile – Sting, Steven Mercurio

Better in Time – Leona Lewis

One In A Million – Ne-Yo

Whenever, Wherever – Shakira

Sunrise – Norah Jones

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