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Obama Song Video Scores 12M Views

Celebs sing along with Barack's NH concession speech
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2008 2:38 PM CST

(Newser) – A video that sets a Barack Obama speech to song—and juxtaposes 36 crooning celebrities with the Democratic candidate—has landed more than 12 million hits online in less than a week, the Boston Globe reports. Scored by singer will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, “Yes We Can” features a simple guitar line and melody, along with Scarlett Johansson, singer John Legend and rapper Common.

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One market researcher said enthusiasm could equal votes: “Many young people are less issue-oriented than icon-oriented.” Johansson said the song “has become a sort of anthem for this progressive movement.” The Black Eyed Peas, who played the '04 Democratic Convention, aren’t the only musicians stumping for Obama: Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, and Morrissey are all on board as well. (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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