Your Music Library
  MP3 cart

What's Going On

October 30, 2001

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
MP3 Music
"Please retry"
$8.99
$8.99
More options
  • Sample this album Title (Sample)
1
30
4:22
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
2
30
3:57
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
3
30
4:36
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
4
30
5:14
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
5
30
5:48
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
6
30
4:09
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
7
30
4:45
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
8
30
5:00
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart
9
30
9:35
Play in Library $0.99 In MP3 cart View MP3 Cart

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 30, 2001
  • Release Date: October 30, 2001
  • Label: Columbia
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 47:24
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0013AWXRO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #264,289 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

The song is actually shorter than the original mix.
Matthew Oppenheim
I hope you guys buy this because your money is going to a great cause.
I Love
The song itself brings out a very important message.
Rebecca

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By the AnSWer on December 8, 2001
Format: Audio CD
This CD is pretty good and for a very good cause. Whether you like R&B, Rap, Rock, Pop, Dance, etc. There's something for everyone.
1. Dupri Original Mix (5 stars) - This is the one heard all over the radio and TV. It's getting played out now, but it's still a good song.
2. The London Version (3 stars) - Not a bad version, but not the kind of music I like to listen too. I am sure there are a lot of people that like this song, but I'm not one of them. Chris Martin and Bono are the only 2 artists on this one.
3. Moby's Version (3 stars) - Also not a bad song. I don't like the way it is mixed (The artist's and the background). Has a dark feeling to it.
4. Fred Durst's Reality Check (2.5 stars) - Not really a big fan of rock, listen to it sometimes, but not a lot. Basically has the same lyrics as the original, only rock background and rock artsits.
5. Magini/Pop Rox Mix (4.5 stars) - Nice Beats. Same lyrics as the original.
6. Mick Guzauski's Pop Mix (5 stars) - Background sounds like Marvin Gaye's original "What's going on". Usher, Monica, Jagged Edge, TLC, and Pat Monahan(Train) all make appearances on this one. No rap, Gwen Stefani, Backstreet Boys, or Mary J Blige.
7. Dupri's R&B Mix (4.5 stars) - Exact same background as the original only some of the artists are different. Usher, Monica, TLC, JE, and Lil' Kim are all on this one. Usher's part is good. Lil' Kim's part at the end ruins the song.
8. The Neptunes This One's For You Mix (5 stars) - Good song. Nice beats and good lyrics. All R&B and Rap. LL Cool J, Fabolous, Da Brat, Queen Latifah, NORE, Mobb Deep, and Faith Evans are just some of the people on this track.
9. Junior Vasquez's Club Mix (5 stars) - Very good dance mix. It's good the whole 9 and a half minutes.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mike on November 24, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Individal Track Review
1/What's Going On (Dupri Original Mix)
Fantastic version. This is the version you hear on the radio and watch on Television. (5 Stars)
2/What's Going On (The London Version)
Only Bono and Chris Martin appear in this song, but it is an excellent piece! (4 Stars)
3/What's Going On Reprise (Moby's Version)
Fantastic orchrastration and strings! (4 Stars)
4/What's Going On (Fred Durst's Reality Check Mix)
I am not a major fan of this type of music. But, someone into metal might like this version. (1 Star)
5/What's Going On (Mangini/Pop Rox Mix)
Fantastic is all to say! (4 Stars)
6/What's Going On (MG's Pop Mix)
Wonderful piece. I especially love the part from JC from *NSYNC. (5 Stars)
7/What's Going On (Dupri R&B Mix)
This is the R&B version. I contains the original background music, but has different artists.
8/What's Going On (Neptunes One's For You Mix)
Bad version! (1 Star)
9/What's Going On (Jr. Vasquez's Club Mix)
The Best of the CD is this song! Nine and a half minutes of "What's Going On" is this! The entire price is this song!!! (5 Stars)
***All star amounts are out of 5. 5 is the best.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By HMJ on October 30, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The line-up Bono has amassed is amazing and they do a pretty good job of updating the Marvin Gaye classic for today's current politcal landscape. It seems a little stupid to have so many versions of one song, but I guess Bono really wanted to show how various forms of music can transcend itself for a greater cause. Overall, a very good effort with nice results.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By I Love on May 22, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I really enjoyed this album because there was so manny diffrent artist in here. They are trying to deliver a positive message. Even though Britney is in this album (I cant stand her), it is still very good to listen to.

People, quit complaning about the rappers because they did a great job. Especially Nas. I bet half of you haven't listen to what they said.

I really enjoyed hearing Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Destiny's Child, Monica, Usher, Nas, Eve, And Faith Evans on this album. I think the best track on this album was the RnB remix.

I hope you guys buy this because your money is going to a great cause. I give credit to everyone who was in this for taking time to do this for free.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 22, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I'm not a big fan of people like N'Sync & Britney Spears. As a matter of fact you can say I hate their music. But the one remix on this album that is really really hot is the Neptunes Remix! They lay the hottest beats in the biz today & they continue to prove that on this album. They bring some of the hottest rappers in like: Fabolous, Mobb Deep, LL Cool J & Noreaga and, lay down a great beat behind them and make a very bangin song. If you're not a pop music fan, buy the album just for the Neptunes version...it's worth it + it goes to a great cause.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Loul Deng on December 3, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The first time I heard this song I think I just drowned in the joy of seeing so many music stars come together for a great cause (AIDS in Africa) and then later I drowned in the musical soundscape of hope and faith that this song (and some of its remixes) was surrounded in... Bono does a great job of keeping the fundamental importance of Marvin Gaye's message and his lyrics in the song while updating it a bit with modern introspectives from some surprisingly great rap performances from three out of the four emcees on the last leg of the song (NAS's part was okay, but he's way more talented than what he displayed on the song)
to everyone who is complaining about the rappers, have you listened to their lyrics? Nelly perhaps captures the emotion
of AIDS in Africa perfectly with his line about the mother crying out to God, asking why her child has to die when he has done nothing wrong.... Eve is quite poetic, and her lyrics should be an inspiration to what we as Americans have a responsibility to do, which is to stand up and do something about the terrible tragedy going on in Africa right now and in other parts of the world...
most of the remixes are pretty good, especially the junior rivera one, the neptune's rap mix and the london version...
maybe the greatest lesson americans can take from sept. 11th is that in this age of evil, we need to be a shining point of light in the world, and we need to fight terror in all of its insidious forms, whether it be Osama Bin Laden and his terror attacks or AIDS and the terror it is spreading on a daily basis..
Plus any song that can get the Backstreet Boys and N'Sync together peacefully must be special... :-)
and last but not least, to the guy from london who panned the song, kiddo, mariah carey ain't even on this song.... don't review it if you ain't bought it...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?