This sounds Obamasistible! Pro-Barack rockers, rappers, and singers such as Kanye West, John Legend, Stevie Wonder and Sheryl Crow have contributed songs to the album “Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement” — the reportedly “official soundtrack” to the Obama presidential campaign.
The only problem, as I see it, is that these superstars aren’t exactly ‘grassroots voices’. Nevertheless, the CD is now being sold through Obama’s website and proceeds will go toward supporting his unbelievably well-funded campaign.
All of this, of course, leaves one to wonder: what songs & artists would make it on a McCain-Palin soundtrack?
Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, which has inspired a multitude of songs by stars and amateurs alike, is now getting an official soundtrack.
“Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement,” which takes its title from an Obama campaign slogan, features Kanye West, John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Wonder and others. It will be available for sale exclusively through Obama’s campaign starting Friday.
Proceeds from the CD ($24.99 for a digital download, $30 for a physical product) will help fund Obama’s campaign until Nov. 4, Election Day, according Hidden Beach Recordings, which created the CD.
Steve McKeever, CEO and founder of Hidden Beach, a longtime Obama supporter, said he had been talking to people within the Obama campaign about a project like “Yes We Can” for a while.
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