“Earth” by Lil Dicky
“Earth” is the title of a 2019 single by American rapper Lil Dicky. The song features the vocals of over 30 artists/celebrities from all over the world. The lyrics of “Earth” center on nothing but saving the earth. Owing to this, Dicky and the over 30 artists on this song encourage us to love the earth while reminding the world that Mother Earth is the only home we have. We therefore must do everything within our power to take care of her and protect her. In doing so, they also shed light on the harmful effects of climate change.
What Lil Dicky said about “Earth”
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Lil Dicky said when he began working on this song, he originally just wanted it to be about animals. It was never about the earth or saving the planet.
All the artists/famous personalities on the “Earth” song
In all, approximately 35 artists/celebrities contribute their vocals to this track. 20 of the artists play the role of an animal, virus or plant.
- Justin Bieber plays a baboon.
- Ariana Grande plays a zebra.
- Halsey plays a lion cub.
- Zac Brown plays a cow.
- Brendon Urie plays a pig.
- Hailee Steinfeld plays a fungus.
- Wiz Khalifa plays a skunk.
- Snoop Dogg plays a marijuana plant.
- Kevin Hart plays the role of rapper Kanye West.
- Adam Levine of Maroon 5 plays a vulture.
- Shawn Mendes plays a rhino.
- Charlie Puth plays a giraffe.
- Sia plays a kangaroo.
- Miley Cyrus plays an elephant.
- Lil Jon plays a clam.
- Rita Ora plays a wolf.
- Miguel plays a squirrel.
- Katy Perry plays a pony (horse).
- Lil Yachty plays an HPV.
- Ed Sheeran plays a koala.
Non role playing artists
- Meghan Trainor expresses her love for India.
- Joel Embiid expresses love for Africa.
- Tory Lanez tells the Chinese he loves them.
- Lil Dicky tells Germany he has forgiven them. Apparently he has forgiven them for their Nazi past.
- John Legend sings the chorus along with Meghan Trainor, Sia, Lil Dicky and Snoop Dogg.
- PSY, Kris Wu and Bad Bunny tell Mother Earth they love her. Each of them expresses their love for Earth using their native tongues. PSY uses Korean. Kris Wu uses Chinese. Bad Bunny uses Spanish.
Towards the end of the music video for “Earth”, American actor Leonardo DiCaprio appears. He and Lil Dicky have a serious conversation about saving the earth.
The members of the Backstreet Boys (Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough) wrap up the song by collectively singing its final chorus.