Amidst all the sadness with Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber ending their relationship, we must remember that this is a time of celebration as well—for at least half the country, anyway. Incumbent President Barack Obama was elected to a second term this last Tuesday, and if you’re not already too busy cranking the Adele, you might want to take a moment this weekend to properly rejoice in our 44th president getting his second crack at it. Here are ten songs to help you do so.
AL GREEN, “LET’S STAY TOGETHER”
The President himself might already be siningg along to this one, as joyous a love song as ever written and one we know the Commander in Chief knows at least the first couple lines to. Hopefully our country will take the song’s message over the next four years and stick with our man whether times are good or bad, or happy or sad.
DRAKE FEAT. KANYE WEST, LIL WAYNE & EMINEM, “FOREVER”
It may not mean nothin’ to y’all, but there are plenty of people out there who do want this Barack-and-Michelle shit forever, man. Underrated side benefit of Obama winning the election—Kanye’s “You would think I ran the world like Michelle’s husband” line from this one gets to make sense for another four years.
AEROSMITH, “BACK IN THE SADDLE”
Technically he never left, so there’s no real way for our president to be “Back” in the saddle per se, but there’s no doubt that Obama was feeling the swagger of this song’s creeping intro and badass guitar riff as he gave his second victory speech in five years. Feels even better the second time around, we’re sure.
JAMIE FOXX FEAT. T.I. AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, “WINNER”
Give the President the rock, he’s open. Obama must feel like Jordan in Game Six these days, the guy you want with the ball in his hands late in the game, because he can close with the best of them. When you watch the President, whether giving a State of the Nation address or fist-bumping with his special lady, you are looking at a winner for sure.
GEORGE GERSHWIN, “RHAPSODY IN BLUE”
Did the president hear the climactic strains of this Gerswhin classic as the CNN Big Board was gradually overwhelmed with Blue, signifying his electoral college majority vote? If he didn’t, a couple of us certainly did.
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