"We Are One" songs from the Obama Inaugural Concert, Washington, DC (1/18/09)
"Pink Houses (Ain't That America)" by John Mellencamp from Obama Inaugural Concert 1/19/09
What songs were sung at the Obama concert?
Here's a complete song list, in order, of ALL the music performed this afternoon (January 18, 2009) at the "We Are One" Inaugural concert celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama and honoring Abraham Lincoln, held at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, and originally broadcast live on the HBO cable television network. This was a free event, open to the public.
ATTENTION WRITERS & EDITORS: Each performer's name links to their biographical information.
I watched the concert with my laptop and created this article in real time with the concert as it occured. It began at 2:30PM Eastern Time and ended at 4:27PM ET.
Obama speaks at end of Inaugural Concert, 1/18/08
COMPLETE SONG LIST
"Fanfare For The Common Man" (composed by Aaron Copeland)
"The Star Spangled Banner Banner" (composed by Francis Scott Key)
"The Rising" - Bruce Springsteen (composer & original performer)
"Pink Houses (Ain't That America)" - John Mellencamp (composer & original performer)
Trailer for the Inaugural Concert, includes short blurb from Obama
Obama talks about Inauguration Day
The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, USA, site of the Obama Inaugural Concert on 1/18/09
"My Country 'Tis Of Thee" - Marian Anderson (via 1939 archival videotape), then with Josh Groban and Heather Headley (lyrics composed by Samuel Francis Smith in 1831, music derived from "God Save The Queen", the British National Anthem)
"We Shall Be Free" - Garth Brooks (composer & original performer)
The entire concert will be broadcast again in its entirety by HBO at 7PM this evening (1/18/09).
If you found this list useful, please leave a comment, or email me here: TomZ@Jetcast.com . Thanks! Tom Zarecki
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