We Are the Children of the World

Album: Swept Away (1984)

Songfacts®:

  • Diana wrote this song with former Blue Magoos frontman Peppy Castro (best known for their 1967 hit song "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet"). It was included as the B-side to her single "Missing You."
  • Castro recalled to The Diana Ross Project: "I had the song, which was written with my ex-wife Mary Kelly, and had a great concept for it. I tried to pitch Diana about it but she didn't get it or wasn't prepared to follow through. My original version was a little more rock and what Diana did was right for her and her record."

    "I envisioned a video based around Diana in a stadium with children from all over the world marching in to her much like the Olympics," Castro continued. "As it was PM Magazine, a TV show out of Philly, did a half hour special with Diana based on the song with children. So they got the concept."

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