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International Report: Live Earth Hamburg

July 7, 2007 8:14 PM ET

WHO PLAYED:
Shakira, Snoop Dogg, Chris Cornell, Yusuf Islam, Enrique Iglesias, Roger Cicero, MIA, Sasha, Mando Diao and more.

HIGHLIGHTS:
Chris Cornell playing an acoustic version of "Right Away" for the victims of Hurricane Katrina; Yusuf Islam, who was added to the lineup at the very last minute, singing "Wild World" accompanied by a large band that included a horn section.

MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENTS:
German comedian Michael Mittermeier saying, "George Bush still believes that 'El Nino' is a guerilla leader in Nicaragua"; Bianca Jagger awkwardly singing along with 130 children from Hamburg.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

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Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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