Last night, President-elect Barack Obama nodded to Sam Cooke in his speech to supporters after clinching the election:
It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.
Given that we ran videos of music to vote by
last week, it seems a fine idea to channel a little Sam Cooke today.
Here's Sam's original (audio, no live video)
And now Luther Vandross' version:
Trav Wright belts it out gospel-style:
Seal wraps the tune in silk:
Bill Preston (with Dutch subtitles!):
St. Louis soulman Brian Owens, in a moving duet with his father, Thomas:
And finally, Billy Madden sings an anthem for the president-elect: "A change has finally come!"
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