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My teenage crush, rock God Bon Jovi and guitarist Richie Sambora have teamed up with Andy Madadian, known to some as the Prince of Persian Pop, to record a song for the people of Iran who are protesting the results of their presidential election. The musicians wanted to spread a message of peace and solidarity, so they have recorded a cover of Ben E. King's classic, Stand by Me.

Joan Baez, no stranger to socially conscious folk songs, has also shown her support for Iran by covering We Shall Overcome. What makes these classic song covers unique is that both Bon Jovi and Baez sing some of the lyrics in Persian. Watch the videos and let us know your thoughts.

And check out Andy Borowitz' blog on The Huffington Post website.