Hear Simon Cowell's Haiti benefit single, 'Everybody Hurts': Miley, Mariah, Susan Boyle, and more sing the R.E.M. classic | EW.com

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Hear Simon Cowell's Haiti benefit single, 'Everybody Hurts': Miley, Mariah, Susan Boyle, and more sing the R.E.M. classic

He may kill dreams weekly on Idol, but there is a good heart beating beneath the grinch-y proclamations and shrink-wrapped black t-shirts of Mr. Simon Cowell.

The man used his bi-contintental power to gather an all-star cast on “Everybody Hurts,” a largely faithful cover of R.E.M.’s beloved 1993 ballad. Among the stars who appear below: Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Jon Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Kylie Minogue, Mika, Michael Buble, James Blunt and several names that will probably resonate much more with readers whose wallets are full of Euros, not dollars (Gary Barlow, Cheryl Cole, Westlife):

Either way, you can still give in the spirit of the cause to Cowell’s designated charity here, or to any number of respected institutions. In the meantime, tell us which of the current charity projects—including the A-list overflow “We Are the World,” various live benefits and Dave Matthews’ new EP—you’re most enjoying; not just for the do-goodery, but for their own sake.

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Originally posted February 2 2010 — 12:00 PM EST

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