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Friday, 27 January 2012 19:07

President Obama Boosts Al Green's Sales Almost 500 Percent

Written by Gil Kaufman
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Obama's singing of 'Let's Stay Together' at Apollo Theater last week upped sales of iconic 1972 hit.


Sure, clean energy, the return of manufacturing, a boost in education spending and saving the domestic car industry are awesome ways to revive the American economy. But another tactic President Obama might consider is more singing.


Because a week after the falsetto singer-in-chief unleashed his version of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at an Apollo Theater fundraiser, sales of the good Rev.'s most iconic hit have taken off.

President Barack Obama at the Apollo Theater on ThursdayPresident Obama singingat the Apollo Theater Shahar Azran/WireImage


According to Billboard magazine, the viral video of the president singing the first line of the #1 hit from 1972 boosted sales of the song by 490 percent. In fact, the tune had its best week since SoundScan began tracking digital sales in 2003, with 16,000 downloads. The YouTube video of the impromptu recital has been viewed more than 4 million times.


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