‘Love Make The World Go Round’ is a duet with a Broadway star
Jennifer Lopez has recorded a song in honour of the 49 victims shot dead at Orlando LGBT nightclub Pulse.
Lopez made ‘Love Make The World Go Round’ with Lin-Manuel Miranda, an actor who wrote the Broadway musical Hamilton.
Proceeds from the song go to the charity Proyecto Somos Orlando, a charity set up by the Hispanic community in Orlando to address mental health needs. The Hspanic community was especially hit hard by the Pulse shootings, with 95% of the victims being Latino.
The song will be made available on iTunes, though a release date has yet to be confirmed. In the song, Manuel raps: “What we got is love even when the sinners hate us/We cannot let them diminish or intimidate us/We sing out, we got the rhythm and the true on our side/We cut through the divide and we do it with pride.”
Earlier yesterday (July 4), Manuel announced another song to honour Pulse’s victims. He will be part of a collective of Broadway musical actors featuring on a cover of Bacharach & David’s 1965 song ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love’, which was a hit for Jackie DeShannon.
Hamilton is about Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the USA. It won 11 Tony awards as well as a Grammy for its cast album. Miranda finishes appearing in the musical on Thursday (July 7).