Mandy, Christina, Dido and Pink
contribute songs to "Love Rocks"
From an HRC press release today:
The groundbreaking double-disc album "Love Rocks," featuring songs of love from a diverse group of artists in various musical styles, will be released Feb. 25, 2005, by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the HRC Foundation. Produced in partnership with Centaur Entertainment, the CD features a cross-section of straight, gay, lesbian and bisexual artists who joined together to celebrate love and commitment regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
"What fueled 'Love Rocks' is the belief that commitment should be treated with dignity, respect and equality," said Seth Kilbourn, HRC"s national field director. "This album will help open hearts and minds across the country to the simple fact that love is love."
"My generation knows that if two people are fortunate enough to fall in love, they should be protected equally under law," said musician Mandy Moore, who contributed "I Feel The Earth Move" to the album. "I'm proud of the Human Rights Campaign's work in the fight for marriage equality and honored to be working with them on the 'Love Rocks' CD."
Grammy-award winning Melissa Etheridge noted, "As an active member of the HRC, it is with great honor to be a part of the "Love Rocks" CD. My song 'Giant' is about triumph over adversity, love over hate, acceptance over prejudice – everything this CD and the HRC stands for."
One hundred percent of net proceeds from the album will go toward HRC's work in the fight for equality. The Dixie Chicks, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Dido, Carole King, Simply Red & Cyndi Lauper are some of the other 32 artists featured on "Love Rocks."
"Music is a great expression of love. And as much diversity as there is in music there is in love," added singer-songwriter Oleta Adams, whose song "Window of Hope" appears on the album. "We should celebrate that diversity and honor it. That"s what this CD does. I'm thrilled to be a part of it."
"I find it strange that there should be so much controversy about this issue in a modern society. In these turbulent times, how wonderful it is for anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, to find love," said Yoko Ono, another Grammy-award winner joining the album with a unique version of "Every Man Has a Man."
1. Christina Aguilera - "Beautiful"
2. Pink - "Love Song"
3. Simply Red - "You Make Me Feel Brand New"
4. Dixie Chicks - "I Believe in Love"
5. Nada Surf - "Inside of Love"
6. Dido - "Thank You"
7. Jen Foster - "SHE"
8. The Bootlickers - "Love Comes Back"
9. L.P. - "Wasted"
10. Sophie B. Hawkins - "Walking On Thin Ice"
11. Keaton Simons - "Currently"
12. Rachael Yamagata - "Be Be Your Love"
13. Matt Alber - "Walk With Me"
14. Kinnie Starr - "Alright"
15. Eric Himan - "No Urgency"
16. Carole King - "An Uncommon Love"
1. Mandy Moore - "I Feel The Earth Move"
2. Melissa Etheridge - "Giant"
3. B-52’s - "Summer of Love"
4. Cyndi Lauper - "Time After Time"
5. Kimberley Locke - "8th World Wonder"
6. Yoko Ono - "Every Man Has A Man ..."
7. BT - "Simply Being Loved"
8. Dave Koz - "Just To Be Next To You"
9. Dolly Parton - "Sugar Hill"
10. Emmylou Harris - "Jupiter’s Rising"
11. Garrin Benfield - "Light The Way"
12. Ari Gold - "Home"
13. Jason & deMarco - "All I Long For"
14. Randi Driscoll - "Amazing Grace/What Matters"
15. Billy Porter - "Only One Road"
16. Oleta Adams - "Window of Hope"