Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Earl Pickens - "Obama Everywhere" (2008)

Earl had gotten a little recognition for his parody of "I've Been Everywhere" (here), so he parlayed it in conjunction with the 2008 presidential race. This time Earl tweaked the lyrics to list all the places the Obama campaign would win in Pennsylvania.

He uploaded his first version of "Obama Everywhere in Pennsylvania" on March 29th, 2008 (above). Then he uploaded another version of the song he recorded with The Band Named Thunder on April 6th, 2008 (below).

"Obama Everywhere in Pennsylvania (band version)"

Then, on April 21st, Obama's campaign got a hold of Earl's song and used it in a video retrospective of Barack's travels in Pennsylvania…

"Road to Change: Obama Everywhere in Pennsylvania"

After winning Pennsylvania, Earl tweaked the lyrics a third time and once again took to YouTube on September 25th, this time as Earl Pickens & the Barack Obama All-Star Players Band Group Gang, to perform "Obama Everywhere in the USA!"

"Obama Everywhere in the USA!"

Obama won, thanks to Earl.

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