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‘Yes We Can’—Live in Denver

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Posted on Aug 27, 2008’s viral hit will be performed live before Barack Obama’s historic acceptance speech in Denver on Thursday. Other musical acts expected to perform include Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Sheryl Crow and Jennifer Hudson, who will sing the national anthem. Bruce Springsteen has been rumored and un-rumored to appear, so we’ll have to wait and see.

Update: No Springsteen. Watch a replay here. Stevie Wonder here. Sheryl Crow here.


The Emmy-winning “Yes We Can” video that spliced together clips of Barack Obama’s New Hampshire primary night speech and set it to music, will be re-created live on stage at Invesco Field in Denver Thursday night before the Illinois senator accepts the Democratic presidential nomination there.

The video, which appeared shortly before Super Tuesday, became an Internet sensation. It was adopted by the Obama campaign, and used often on the trail.

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By Paracelsus, August 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm Link to this comment

Nice song. Very inspiring. Obama still sucks. Sorry.

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By moineau, August 28, 2008 at 10:58 pm Link to this comment

it was great to see it performed live. ‘twas a rockin’ day with a rockin’ speech to punctuate it. obama delivered big.

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By cyrena, August 28, 2008 at 9:59 am Link to this comment

I love this….everytime I watch it, I enjoy it that much more.

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