MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017 |
Posted by: Kirsten Spruch
Part of a president's job is to bring the people together. You know what else brings people together? Music. And often times, the music world collides with politics, creating something purely magical. Since today is President's Day, we thought it'd be nice to have a look back at some of the best, most sentimental (or comical), musical moments of different presidencies in the past. Sure, a lot of these are Barack Obama, but can you blame us? He was a musical man.
1. President Obama Sings "Sweet Home Chicago"
In Performance at the White House: Red, White & Blues event, Obama slayed his rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago." His hesitance before joining was super endearing.
2. Bill Clinton Playing Saxophone at the Arsenio Hall Show.
Who knew the president of The US could double up as a sexy sax man
3. George W. Bush with the Kankouran West African Dance Company
This was a really nice moment, but it was even more hilarious. Bush's enthusiasm is wildly entertaining.
4. Obama Singing to Al Green at a fundraising event
The best part about this one is how casually Obama snuck the singing into this speech He started quietly and subtly, and the crowd went wild for it. And him devoting his love to Al Green is just downright adorable.
5. "Slow Jam the News" with President Obama
Remember when Obama made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and *literally* slow jammed the news? Yeah, we still can't believe that happened. And he nailed it.
6. Evolution of Mom Dancing Part 2 (Jimmy Fallon & Michelle Obama)
Michelle Obama for president, please?
7. Marilyn Monroe Singing "Happy Birthday"/"Thanks For The Memories" To President John F Kennedy
Monroe singing to JFK at his gala birthday bash on May 19th 1962 is an iconic moment in history, and every bit of it was rehearsed.
Okay, he wasn't president then, but WTF is Donald Trump doing here