President Obama Releases Inauguration Playlist
*The President's Official Second Inauguration Portrait*
It's that time again. The excitement is building! On Monday, the President's second public swearing-in and various special activities take place in Washington D.C. this long weekend (Monday is MLK Day).
A whole multitude of musicians is proudly taking part in the various balls and concerts.
And the President has released his official list of inauguration music, 16 tracks which you can enjoy with him here:
The first track is Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)," which anyone who attended a campaign event last year will pick up on immediately as one of the President's favorite tunes. Other tracks feature Beyonce, fun. Marc Anthony, James Taylor, Usher, Katy Perry and Jennifer Hudson.
Look at that portrait up top again. The presidency is normally conceded to be a heavy weight which wears down and ages its incumbents. But President Obama looks like he hasn't a care in the world, like he's refreshed and rejuvenated and ready for action. If I were a Republican, I'd be worried.