President Obama's Playlist Includes Beyoncé, James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson
President Obama's Inaugural Playlist Includes Beyoncé, James Taylor and Kelly Clarkson
President Barack Obama's second inauguration is just days away, but he wants the nation to start a dance party now.
Spotify has released the "Official Inauguration Playlist," which consists of 17 tracks from the various musical acts scheduled to perform during the festivities, along with one his campaign trail favorites -- Jackie Wilson's "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher."
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The pump-up mix, compiled by the Commander in Chief himself, features one track from each of the three artists singing at his Presidential Inauguration Ceremony on Monday: Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor.
Taylor's "Your Smiling Face" made Obama's campaign playlist last year, but Beyoncé and Clarkson's tracks are newcomers along with fun.'s "Carry On," the "Glee" cast's cover of "Edge of Glory," Far East Movement's "Turn Up the Love," and many more.
While it's an honor for artists to be featured on the President's playlist, it has proven to be particularly profitable if he goes as far as to actually sing their song.
Nielsen SoundScan saw sales of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" jump by 490 percent the week Obama sang a few lines during a fundraising event at New York's Apollo Theater last January. The soul singer's classic tune was later included in the President's campaign playlist.
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