'Songs for Japan': Justin Bieber, Bob Dylan, and Beyonce Unite for Random Compilation of Unoriginal Music

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The track listing for Songs for Japan, a charity album to benefit victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami, has been released, and it features no original music. The double album includes modern hits and classic tracks by 38 different artists, and is available only on iTunes for $9.99, with the proceeds given the Japanese Red Cross Society.

After it was announced earlier this week that artists including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and perennial charity music contributor U2 would be lending tracks to an album for Japan, it wasn't clear what the effort would entail—especially considering that recent music industry responses to international tragedies have ranged from the soundtracks accompanying telethons to all-star charity singles.

Unlike 2010's Hope for Haiti Now or 2001's "What's Going On?," however, Songs for Japan has no original music. All the songs on the album are already released tracks, with the exception of—as far as we can tell—a new remix of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way." The artists and producers did, however, waive the royalty fees to their tracks.

The entire (random) track listing is below. The songs aren't available for individual download (well, they are—the proceeds of their sales just don't go to Japan). You can purchase the album here.

1. John Lennon "Imagine"
2. U2 "Walk On"
3. Bob Dylan "Shelter From The Storm"
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers "Around The World"
5. Lady Gaga "Born This Way"
6. Beyonce "Irreplaceable"
7. Bruno Mars "Talking To The Moon"
8. Katy Perry "Firework"
9. Rihanna "Only Girl (In The World)"
10. Justin Timberlake "Like I Love You"
11. Madonna "Miles Away"
12. David Guetta "When Love Takes Over"
13. Eminem "Love The Way You Lie"
14. Bruce Springsteen "Human Touch"
15. Josh Groban "Awake"
16. Keith Urban "Better Life"
17. Black Eyed Peas "One Tribe"
18. Pink "Sober"
19. Cee Lo Green "It's Ok"
20. Lady Antebellum "I Run To You"
21. Bon Jovi "What Do You Got?"
22. Foo Fighters "My Hero"
23. R.E.M. "Man On The Moon"
24. Nicki Minaj "Save Me"
25. Sade "By Your Side"
26. Michael Buble "Hold On"
27. Justin Bieber "Pray"
28. Adele "Make You Feel My Love"
29. Enya "If I Could Be Where You Are"
30. Elton John "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"
31. John Mayer "Waiting On The World To Change"
32. Queen "Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)"
33. Kings Of Leon "Use Somebody"
34. Sting "Fragile"
35. Leona Lewis "Better In Time"
36. Ne-Yo "One In A Million"
37. Shakira "Whenever, Wherever"
38. Norah Jones "Sunrise"

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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