I’m gonna assume that if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you have a heart hidden somewhere among your CD collection. Not the band Heart, mind you-an actual heart. The earthquake/tsunami situation in Japan has left hundreds of thousands, if not millions, in crisis. I’m not CNN, so I’m just gonna stick to what I know and say that these people can probably use any amount of help that can be offered. I’m sure there are a ton of ways that you can help, but here are two musical options for us who know the power of healing (not to mention fundraising) by song.

Songs for Japan is a 35-song compilation that was recently released on iTunes. It contains contributions from a who’s who of the music scene-Lady GaGa, Madonna, Eminem and Justin Timberlake all appear. Most of the songs on this compilation have been previously released (at this point, is there anyone who doesn’t have John Lennon’s “Imagine” in their music collection?), but 35 songs for ten bucks, all of which is going to charity, is not a bad deal, and there’s bound to be a couple of things in there you don’t have. I’m assuming you can just mosey on over to iTunes and pick this up if you desire, so no need for me to link you. But you can find the full track listing after the jump.

On a more local level, the good folks at Boston Band Crush have gathered a heap of local talent to participate in Boston Rocks for Japan-a pair of shows in which all of the proceeds go to Japan relief. The first show was earlier this week at Great Scott, and the second show is THIS AFTERNOON at T.T. the Bear’s. It’s only ten bucks and what else have you got going on on a Saturday afternoon? (disclaimer/full disclosure: I’m gonna have to miss this one as I’ve got a ton of errands to run and I’m working tonight. Bah.)

It’s certainly important to give in a time of need, so whether you donate directly to the Japan Red Cross, purchase a Lady GaGa We Pray for Japan bracelet, or do like Ne-Yo and haul ass over to Japan to perform for the countrymen, it would certainly be nice to do your part. Check out the “Songs for Japan” track listing after the jump.

Songs for Japan tracklisting

1. John Lennon, “Imagine”
2. U2, “Walk On”
3. Bob Dylan, “Shelter From The Storm”
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Around The World”
5. Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”
6. Beyonce, “Irreplaceable”
7. Bruno Mars, “Talking To The Moon”
8. Katy Perry, “Firework”
9. Rihanna, “Only Girl (In The World)”
10. Justin Timberlake, “Like I Love You”
11. Madonna, “Miles Away”
12. David Guetta, “When Love Takes Over”
13. Eminem, “Love The Way You Lie”
14. Bruce Springsteen, “Human Touch”
15. Josh Groban, “Awake”
16. Keith Urban, “Better Life”
17. Black Eyed Peas, “One Tribe”
18. Pink, “Sober”
19. Cee Lo Green, “It’s Ok”
20. Lady Antebellum, “I Run To You”
21. Bon Jovi, “What Do You Got?”
22. Foo Fighters, “My Hero”
23. R.E.M., “Man On The Moon”
24. Nicki Minaj, “Save Me”
25. Sade, “By Your Side”
26. Michael Buble, “Hold On”
27. Justin Bieber, “Pray”
28. Adele, “Make You Feel My Love”
29. Enya, “If I Could Be Where You Are”
30. Elton John, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”
31. John Mayer, “Waiting On The World To Change”
32. Queen, “Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)”
33. Kings Of Leon, “Use Somebody”
34. Sting, “Fragile”
35. Leona Lewis, “Better In Time”
36. Ne-Yo, “One In A Million”
37. Shakira, “Whenever, Wherever”
38. Norah Jones, “Sunrise”

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