It's interesting to find out pop song choices of world leaders and because I have never heard of such a topic mentioned or even discussed on our local blogs I thought I would peek on the Net to find out more. But it was disappointing because I couldn't find any of our leaders singing on stage or revealing their choice of pop or classical music hits. Most of them would probably have "more important things to do", so the cliche goes.
|Prime Minister Lee singing at Marina Barrage in 2009.|
|President Obama singing at the White House in February 2012|
It is common knowledge that The Rolling Stones' song, Gimme Shelter (1969) tops his favourite pop list. His selection also contains about 30 songs from Bob Dylan, especially the composition Maggie's Farm (1965) which "speaks" to him because of its political rhetoric. And his choice of jazz legends? It has names like Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. Fantastic! This man knows his music. A cool dude indeed!
|Vinyl record cover features Bruce Springsteen|
|Screen Grab from You Tube: White House with brilliant array of pop music makers.|
|60s Music on RTS (image from Mun Chor Seng).|
Images from: Google and You Tube screen grabs.
Image 6: Mun Chor Seng (Copyright).
[The U.S. Presidential Election is on Tuesday, 6 November 2012 between Barack Obama - Democrat and Mitt Romney - Republican.]
OBAMA wins Presidential Election 2012. Most US citizens in Singapore share joy.