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Beatles and More Show Up on Benefit Album

Two songs by the Beatles are set to bookend a compilation that has been put together to benefit victims of Supertyphoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines earlier this month.

The 39 track album, Songs For the Philippines, begins with the Fab Four's "Across The Universe" and closes with "Let it Be". Outside of the Beatles tunes, the album consists of a who's who of pop music, from Beyonce, Michael Buble, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, to older acts such as Bob Dylan, Cher and Earth, Wind & Fire.

With over 5,000 casualties reported from the storm, artists everywhere have been coming together to lend a hand including a $350,000 donation to the United Nations World Food Programme from Journey, whose frontman Arnel Pineda hails from Manila and a benefit performance of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's album/musical based on the life of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines.

The full track listing of the new compilation is as follows:

1. The Beatles, "Across the Universe"
2. Bob Dylan, "Shelter From the Storm"
3. Michael Bublé, "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You"
4. U2, "In a Little While"
5. Bruno Mars, "Count on Me"
6. Beyoncé, "I Was Here"
7. Eminem, "Stan" (Live From BBC Radio 1)
8. Cher, "Sirens"
9. Adele, "Make You Feel My Love"
10. Katy Perry, "Unconditionally (Johnson Somerset Remix)"
11. One Direction, "Best Song Ever"
12. Fun., "Carry On"
13. Lady Gaga, "Born This Way (The Country Road Version)"
14. Justin Timberlake, "Mirrors"
15. Justin Bieber, "I Would"
16. Alicia Keys, "New Day"
17. Imagine Dragons, "30 Lives"
18. Madonna, "Like a Prayer"
19. Pink, "Sober"
20. Kylie Minogue, "I Believe in You"
21. Enrique Iglesias, "Hero"
22. Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Factory of Faith"
23. Linkin Park, "Roads Untraveled"
24. Kings of Leon, "Use Somebody"
25. Muse, "Explorers"
26. Lorde, "The Love Club"
27. Josh Groban, "Brave"
28. Kelly Clarkson, "Stronger"
29. Paolo Nutini, "Simple Things"
30. Ellie Goulding, "I Know You Care"
31. James Blunt, "Carry You Home"
32. Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera, "Feel This Moment"
33. Earth, Wind & Fire, "Sign On"
34. Apl.De.App featuring Damian Leroy, "Going Out"
35. Sara Bareilles, "Brave"
36. Jessica Sanchez, "Lead Me Home"
37. Lily Allen, "Smile"
38. The Fray, "Love Don't Die"
39. The Beatles, "Let It Be"

The album, Songs For The Philippines, is available now on iTunes


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