Netflix fans have taken to social media to praise a ‘must-see’ new documentary, as they branded the film a ‘nostalgic and emotional’ trip down memory lane.
The Greatest Night In Pop, which hit the streaming service on Monday, looks back the creation of the renowned 1985 song We Are The World.
In the documentary, viewers are taken behind-the-scenes of the creation of the historic track, which included legendary names such as Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.
The song was originally penned and recorded to raise money for the African famine, following the huge success of the UK Band Aid single Do They Know It’s Christmas?
For many viewers the documentary offered a welcome dose of 1980s nostalgia, with some sharing their sadness that so many stars from the song had since passed away.
Netflix fans have taken to social media to praise The Greatest Night In Pop documentary as a ‘must-see’, branding the film a ‘nostalgic and emotional’ trip down memory lane
One tweeted: ‘Watched the Greatest night in pop today and woah! Goosebumps. It was so emotional and nostalgic. I loved it so much, what makes it bittersweet is that it could never happen again, but at least we have all that footage.’
‘I hate to age myself, but ‘The Greatest Night in Pop’ on Netflix is fantastic. Nostalgic as f**k,’ another added.
A third wrote: ‘The greatest night in pop is so nostalgic. It’s so, so good.’
‘IM CRYINGGGGG WTF THIS IS GOLD AAAA SUCH BRILLIANCE FROM ALL THEM ICONS PLS WATCH ‘THE GREATEST NIGHT IN POP’ ON NETFLIX,’ a fourth wrote.
One fan tweeted: ‘Tonight we watched THE GREATEST NIGHT IN POP, the Netflix doc about the making of “We Are The World.” It made me sad, because we are so far away from that spirit now, and we may never get it back.’
‘The Greatest Night in Pop on Netflix is a must see! What memories it brings back. But so many on that recording are now gone. And yes I cried! God Bless Harry Belafonte!’ one user added.
Lionel spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his involvement in the famous track, revealing that Prince was planned to feature as a soloist on the track, but didn’t show up to record it.
He said: ‘Knowing him, it just wasn’t in his, what should I say, his brand. At that time, he wasn’t a group person. He was Prince.
The film, which hit the streaming service on Monday, looks back the creation of the renowned 1985 song We Are The World, which featured Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie
For many viewers the documentary offered a welcome dose of 1980s nostalgia, with some sharing their sadness that so many stars from the song had since passed away
‘The next thing is his rival, Michael [Jackson]. Do you want to stop the rivalry and join a group of people singing a song, standing next to his rival? No. I mean, from a strictly egotistical point of view, I could see it.
‘I knew where he was. Carlos n’ Charlies [a Mexican restaurant on the Sunset Strip]. I was hoping he was going to come by. But there’s a point when that tape starts rolling, that’s it. But that has always been my only thought. What if. I don’t quite know what that would’ve been.’
Richie wrote the song with fellow artist Michael Jackson, and it was produced by Quincy Jones.
Also joining the session were Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, Tina Turner, and Bette Midler, among others.