This is the opening track from The Powerless Rise, the fifth studio album by American metalcore band As I Lay Dying.
On this song the band offer a possible solution to the problems of the modern world. Frontman Tim Lambesis suggested to The Las Vegas Weekly: "Instead of trying to solve our own problems and focus on ourselves, which seems to be kind of a popular psychology, the opening track is about finding people whose situation is worse than our own. In the process of trying to help them we actually end up solving our own problems."
George Harrison's 1971 song "Bangla Desh" was the first major charity single. It was part of a concert held to bring relief to the people of Bangladesh, who were fighting for independence and suffering from a famine.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.