Sunday, January 25, 2009

Solid As Barack!

The singing, songwriting team of Ashford and Simpson have taken their early 1980's hit "Solid As A Rock" , reworked it and renamed it "Solid As Barack". A tribute to President Barack Obama, the catchy ode was released digitally on Jan. 20 – the same historic day he was inaugurated as the first African American President of the United States of America. This new version, complete with expanded lyrics for the entire song, is a reverential tribute to Obama.

The hit-making husband and wife team premiered the song on 'Larry King Live' during the inauguration weekend. That's where it was revealed that the demand for the remix has been overwhelming since a recent airing of a version of the song on 'Saturday Night Live,' which was performed by the comedic cast of the series.


Lori said...

LOL, How cool is that?! Also, like the First Lady and the New Prez, Ashford and Simpson have been a husband and wife team for more than a minute.

Hey, your new pic is pretty cool too! Love those locs. I keep saying, this is the year I start doing a little locing of my own. We'll see (smile).

Uncle Bobby(A.K.A. scorpionbbb50) said...

That was an execellent choice of song to represent Mr.President Obama & Mrs. First lady Obama b/c I think they have a solid relationship(they could never fake that good )and are going to be all about business yet stay grounded and solid as a rock in their personal lives which is already being challenged w/ the dolls issue, I like the direction and choices on which he is dealing with and the determination he uses to get his colleagues to respond.I am just so intuned to what hes doing I hope I don`t become a stalker(LOL just joking)But I have never paid as close attention to politics as I have since Mr. President Obama(thats how people need to address him b/c he`s earned the title)Just like when Mr.Tiger Woods hit the golf circuit I watch more golf than I ever thought I would ok I`m out like a scout holla back!!! Mr. Bobby(A.K.A. scorpionbbb50).

Malcolm said...

The song is a nice tribute to Pres. Obama. However, because of the recent SNL skit, it has a bit of the cheese factor for me too.

clnmike said...


I have hated every single song about Barack by every single artist.

But this one is a winner.

pjazzypar said...

Hey Lori, I thought it was a really nifty little ditty :-) The President and first lady Obama have to be solid, if not they would have to be better actors than Denzel and Alfre! Yeah, after seeing Malcolm come out from behind the avatar I decided to do likewise. Thanks for the compliment and come on and loc up girl (lol).

Hey Uncle, I never followed politics this closely either, but I always voted. I felt if I did not vote then I had no right to complain. Plus to many people died so that we could have this right. It's true, I also watch more golf and more tennis because of the William sisters (smile).

Malcolm, I did not see SNL, but I like cheese!

Clnmike, I think the Ashford and Simpson remix is just what we needed.