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In the Trenches: Live Earth New York

July 8, 2007 12:45 PM ET

What was it like to be in the crowd at Live Earth New York? Check out our video, including live footage of the Police, Roger Waters, Smashing Pumpkins and Kanye West. Plus, meet some of the fans who sweated out eight hours at Giants Stadium to support the cause.

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Song Stories

“Bleeding Love”

Leona Lewis | 2007

In 2008, The X Factor winner Leona Lewis backed up her U.K. singing competition victory with an R&B anthem for the ages: "Bleeding Love," an international hit that became the best-selling song of the year. The track was co-penned by OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder (whose radio dominance would continue with songs such as Beyonce's "Halo" and Adele's "Rumour Has It") and solo artist Jesse McCartney, who was inspired by a former girlfriend, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy. Given the song's success, McCartney didn't regret handing over such a personal track: "No, no," he said. "I'm so happy for Leona. She deserves it. There are really no bad feelings."

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