Like the rest of America, I found myself impressed by President Obama’s rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay together,” last week. The man is extremely talented in nearly every capacity, and now we can add singing to his list of capabilities.
One thing about the Obamas is that they are likely the singing-est, dancing-est president and First Lady to ever enter into the White House. Just last week, Michelle Obama was seen dancing on the show ICarly and was also spotted doing the Monkey and the Jerk at a high school appearance. Of course there’s a part of me that wonders why being black means we must sing and dance to make people happy, but I’m not here to lose track of the point.
Given that we’ve gotten into the habit of singing to our political leaders and having them sing to us, I thought I would lay out a few songs that the black community could sing right along with President Barack Obama. After all, a good song isn’t just about the music – it’s also about making a point:
1) Secret Lovers – Atlantic Star
2) Whip Appeal – BabyFace
3) Wakeup Everybody – Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
4) 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
5) Respect- Aretha Franklin