World citizens have created a string of campaign songs in support of American presidential candidate Barack Obama that are so good his campaign ought to compile them and sell them on an album.
Mexican-American Miguel Orozco in California has created a website, Amigos de Obama, that features a downloadable reggaeton tune in MP3 that can even be used as a mobile phone ring tone (listen here).
The lyrics in Spanish to the sexy Caribbean beat, go:
Listen to me people, it's time for something different…
What we need is a new presidente
How do you say it? What is he called?
OBAMA! OBAMA! (repeat)
Mexicans, what is his name?
Puerto Ricans, what is his name?
Peruvians, what is his name?
And finally (via The World Wants Obama), Jamaican reggae artist Cocoa Tea and Trinidadian-Grenadian, The Mighty Sparrow have each produced irresistible new tunes about their presidential candidate of choice.
Cocoa Tea sings: “â€˜This is not about class nor color, race nor creed. Itâ€™s about the changes, that the Americans need.â€
Mighty Sparrow's lyrics dig deep into policy and personal history. His message: “The respect of the world that we now lack, If you want it back then, vote Barack!