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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

“Something About Us”

Last year a fan used Clay Aiken's song “Something About Us” to create a video tribute to the love between Barack and Michelle Obama. This past week we found out that this video came to the attention of the Obama camp who requested permission to show it during one of the Inaugeral Balls tonight.

The song was written by Michael O'Brien, along with Scotty Wilbanks and Regie Hamm, as a tribute to his wife.

Tonight when our brand new President and his First Lady dance, these lyrics from the first two verses will be so true.

Stop the music, play the song
We'll dance together all night long
The spotlight glows, somehow it knows,
That there's something about us
Something about us

People smile when they walk by
There's too much magic to deny
A fool can see we're meant to be
'cause there's something about us,
Something about us






Michael's mother found the video and wrote the following comments:



deeob70 (2 months ago)
Michael O'Brien wrote this song and was thrilled that Clay put it on his albumn!


deeob70 (2 months ago)
Beautiful!.....My son, Michael O'Brien wrote this song for his wife....the albumns name is:
"Something About Us". How fitting for such a lovely couple as Barack and Michelle Obama.





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12 Comments:

Blogger PaulaBear said...

I never tire of seeing that beautiful montage and hearing Clay Aiken's amazing voice!! It would be wonderful if part of this ended up on national TV tonight!

January 20, 2009 7:44 AM  
Anonymous bailey33 said...

The montage to Something About Us is beautifully done. I hope many people see it. A good role model for families everywhere.

January 20, 2009 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Dolly said...

Lovley montage...thanks for showcasing it.

January 20, 2009 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful song, and a nice montage!

January 20, 2009 9:28 AM  
Blogger Carolina Clay said...

Truth,

Awesome blog about the connection between the Clay Aiken song "Something About Us" and the new presidential family!

Thank you for the information about the songwriters, lyrics, and comments by Michael O'Brien's mother.

Have a great week!

Caro

January 20, 2009 10:03 AM  
Blogger copingincalifornia said...

WOW! How cool is this!

January 20, 2009 2:04 PM  
Anonymous always and forever said...

Beautiful First Family, beautiful song, beautiful montage.

January 20, 2009 2:21 PM  
Anonymous claniac24 said...

Thanks, Truth, for the bit of background info on this incredibly beautiful montage.

January 20, 2009 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Obama Love Story is truly a beautiful montage but I have one correction to make to Michaels mothers comment. The album is not entitled "Something about us" - that is one of the cuts from Clay Aikens new CD entitled: On My Way Here.

January 20, 2009 2:52 PM  
Blogger Truth Rules said...

Michael recorded the song on his album which was titled "Something About Us".

Clay's album is titled On My Way Here.

January 20, 2009 5:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your article, love that song and the video is golden. How wonderful that the composer's mother found that great video. She must be so proud of her son and proud of Clay.

January 20, 2009 6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes that beautiful song is on Clay Aiken's great album On My Way Here.

January 20, 2009 6:12 PM  

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