More international Obama songs

The phenomena of songs around the world about/inspired by Senator Obama has even caught the attention of Newsweek which runs this piece in their latest edition: "Even though they can't cast votes in November, artists around the globe are cranking out tunes in homage to the Democratic presidential candidate. Latin-Grammy-nominated Don Omar transformed Obama's surname into the upbeat Reggaeton song, "Como Se Dice," and collaborated with the Cuban band Yerba Buena and over a dozen other Latin stars on "Podemos Con Obama" ("We Can With Obama"). Jamaican crooners are particularly starry-eyed for the politician, with Tyrical's "The Obama Song," Cocoa Tea's "Barack Obama" and Mavado's "We Need Barack" (which mixes Obama's speeches with reggae beats). Grenada-born Calypso singer Mighty Sparrow is working on an entire album of Obama songs, following his hit "Barack the Magnificent." On the other side of the Atlantic, Boy George released "Yes We Can" (a tune by the same name is sung by American hip-hopper will.i.am) while Irish band Drew Hardy and the Nancy Boys proclaim "There's No One as Irish as Barack Obama." And in Kenya, homeland of Obama's father, affection for the candidate has fueled the popularity of Tony Nyadundo's 17-minute ditty that describes an imagined encounter with the senator. Looks like Obama's rock-star status is no longer just a metaphor." (Thanks to Ger from the Nancy Boys for passing this link on). We've already written about some of the songs mentioned above, but we've tracked down the others ones and added them to our YouTube page so you can enjoy them.

4 comments:

Conrad said...

No one wants to stop McCain more than me - but this site is doing real harm to Obama's chances. Americans hate being told by foreigners who to vote for. Check out the speeches at the GOP convention - the level of European support for Obama was constantly exploited. Europeans who constantly cheer for Obama are only helping McCain - who is an angry old man who wants to kill a lot of people. Obama is struggling now as the candidate who NON Americans want elected. If you really want to see him elected - shut up and shut down

David said...

Here's a strong NEW Obama song by Virginia's JFC reggae band:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHdLJV9NuxU

jimmy5223 said...

shut up conrad!

Amethyst89 said...

I, as an Obama voter, appreciated this website. I wanted a president who had international backing. I want our foreign relations to improve. I'm glad he has such a strong backing in so many countries.