Obama's Al Green Song Prompts Big Sales


Jump of 490%…

By Fred Mills

By now everyone’s seen the viral video of President Obama singing a snatch of Al Green classic “Let’s Staty Together” Jan. 19 at a fundreaiser at NYC’s Apollo Theater. The Rev. Green himself was in the audience, no doubt prompting the bit. If for some reason you haven’t seen it, check it out, below.

Meanwhile, Billbaord reports that in the aftermath, the original recording of the song experienced a massive sales surge – 16,000 downloads in the week ending Jan. 22, a 490% increase. That represents “the best sales week for the song since SoundScan began tracking downloads in 2003.”

Coming soon to a political event near you: heritage artist’s handlers lobbying with major polititicians to have their clients’ songs pop up in speeches…



Leave a Reply