Today is soul singer Al Greenâs 70th birthday.
And what better way to appreciate him than by having one of his own fans perform a (slight) homage?
President Obama did just that in 2012, on an apparent dare, after Green performed at a fundraising event that Obama attended. To raucous applause, the president sang a line from one of Greenâs most well-known songs, âIâm Still in Love With You,â from 1972.
âDonât worry, Rev., I cannot sing like you, but I just wanted to show my appreciation,â he said.
Obama has sung in front of crowds before â his rendition of âAmazing Grace,â in June last year after the Emanuel AME church shooting in Charleston became a symbolÂ for the resilience of the victims in the wake of a horrific attack.
President Obama isn’t afraid to sing when he’s moved. Screengrab from the Associated Press/YouTube