President Obama Breaks Into Song While Speaking At Apollo Theater

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Barack Obama attended several fundraisers in New York City Thursday, but it was the one at the Apollo Theater that really got the crowd going.

The president was thanking the performers who preceded him, including soul singer Al Green and India.Arie, when he started to sing the opening of Green’s hit song “Let’s Stay Together.”

“I’m, I’m so in love with you,” Obama sang to the audience which then broke out in cheers. “Those guys didn’t think I would do it. I told you I was going to do it.”

Obama is not the first musically inclined president – Clinton had his sax,  Nixon and Truman played piano,  Wilson played the violin, John Adams played the flute and Jefferson was a multi-instrumentalist serving up tunes on cello, clavichord and violin.  And lest we forget the 21st president, Chester A. Arthur who totally rocked the banjo.

We’re thinking that Obama could be the first president to take his singing career to the next level.  Sure he can stick to the classics, but wouldn’t it be interesting if he packed his set with some of today’s hottest jams?

(We know one thing: the Leader of the Free World should probably stay away from covering KeSha’s Tik Tok! )

Tickets for the sold-out event ranged from $100 to $25,000.

But not everyone was cheering the Obama’s Big Apple visit.

More than 100 protesters rallied outside the Apollo Theater challenging the president on his economic policies. Inside, Obama touted his administration’s work on everything from ending the Iraq war to health care to about 1,400 supporters.

The president also attended a private fundraiser at the home of Spike Lee.

How Does Obama’s Al Green Cover Rank with Others? Let us know below…

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  1. Bill says:

    If you want to see the real Obamas, google “Michelle Obama all this for a flag”.

  2. JS says:

    OK GUYS JUST VOTE FOR NEWT OR ROMNEY. MORE TAX CUTS FOR YOUR BOSS, AND BALANCE THE BUDGET BY CUTTING SOCIAL SECURITY, AND ANY PROGRAM INTENDED TO HELP THE MIDDLE CLASS FROM SLIDING INTO .POVERTY. OH, AND DON’T FORGET THE NICE NEW WAR WITH IRAN THAT THEY WILL BRING YOU.

    1. twang says:

      liberalism is a mental disorder

    2. JStheDope says:

      You have no idea what you are talking about. And typing in all caps makes you that much dumber. ….If that’s possible.

  3. JohnW9540 says:

    I blame American Idol

  4. Bman says:

    LOve Obama! Many are still hating on this guy who inherited a boatload of problems, but hes lowered unemplyment rate to record since going intio office, killled osama bin laden, and totally proved that a blackman can excel as president…

    For all you closet rascist in the US stop f&^$%king hatin man.. you sux!

    1. meme meyagi says:

      Spell much?

  5. jamison says:

    this guy is a joke…

  6. Sx says:

    Dread Obamination?

  7. TAPPANTOBY says:

    Hey Barry…Give up your day job and pursue your singing career.
    Carnival Cruise lines always needs good singers on the Costa line
    You and Michelle could be a duo called ” The Oblah-blah-blahs”

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