Dem inna the groove and dem is moving (Obama!).
February 3, 2009 7:30 PM   Subscribe

In the months leading up to the 2008 US presidential elections, quite a few pro-obama songs made the rounds of Youtube. Reggae great Cocoa Tea gives us the sorely-needed reggae perspective.
posted by dr_dank (15 comments total)
I sometimes wish it could be October 2008 forever, too.
posted by Slap Factory at 7:37 PM on February 3, 2009

This stuff has shown up before on MeFi; I know I included some links in this AskMe answer, and my hazy memory suggests that someone might have turned some of those into an FPP at some point.

And at this point, seriously old news, isn't it?
posted by Forktine at 7:46 PM on February 3, 2009

Steel Pulse beat them to the punch with the marvelous "Vote Barack." Loves me some Cocoa Tea too though, so thank you!
posted by fourcheesemac at 8:04 PM on February 3, 2009

probama probono
posted by blue_beetle at 8:20 PM on February 3, 2009

Mr. Lif - Obama.
posted by cashman at 8:55 PM on February 3, 2009

Remember Inauguration night?
posted by empath at 9:08 PM on February 3, 2009

I just don't remember this many songs when GWB got elected.
posted by cccorlew at 9:48 PM on February 3, 2009

Still my favorite (the comments attracted some hate though... maybe because white men didn't get a shoutout)
posted by anthill at 10:09 PM on February 3, 2009

I actually rather liked this one.

I liked it enough to buy it, even.
posted by empath at 10:44 PM on February 3, 2009

More Barack room ballads:

From Kenya: Obama be thy name

Cumbia de Obama by Fosforo

Mariachis in big hats say Viva Obama

Excellent blog post with several older Presidential campaign songs, including "Click With Dick" [Nixon] and the one accusing Martin van Buren of Satanism.
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:23 AM on February 4, 2009

We Believe in Barack Obama by The Hush Sound
posted by Locative at 4:12 AM on February 4, 2009

I've heard at least 4-5 different Reggae songs about Obama. I am jealous of this man.
posted by chunking express at 6:37 AM on February 4, 2009

When I read "sorely needed ... perspective" I thought this was going to be a cleverly straight-faced satirical reggae song about how horrified he was Obama won and how much he misses Geroge W. Bush.
posted by CynicalKnight at 7:40 AM on February 4, 2009

Why am i not surprised there's no country songs about Obama? But wouldn't one be hilarious ... somehow?
posted by 5imian at 1:33 AM on February 5, 2009

Hey, I have a friend named Joe "Country" Greenidge. Joe's from Grenada -- where country music is big. He wrote a country song about Barack during the election. It's called "He Is The One," and you can check it out on CDBaby here. (Audio link is on the left, mid page)

Maybe it's a Caribbean thing rather than a reggae thing.
posted by fourcheesemac at 7:27 PM on February 5, 2009

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