The latest cover version of "Call Me Maybe" is out. Former secretary of state Colin Powell showed off his singing skills on CBS This Morning singing a rendition of Carly Rae Jepsen's hit song.
Powell gave a little impromptu a cappella performance with Gayle King, the show’s co-host. If you didn’t know Powell had a penchant for performing in public, then you haven’t seen this amazing video of Powell singing his own version of "YMCA."
One New York City public school chose Justin Bieber over "God Bless the USA"for a kindergarten graduation ceremony.P.S. 90 Principal Greta Hawkins is refusing to let students sing Lee Greenwood's '80s classic "God Bless the USA” (aka "Proud To Be An American") because it isn't "age appropriate." Hawkins reportedly explained, "We don't want to offend other cultures."
No comment on the possible offense of musical tastes after Justin Bieber's "Baby" stayed on the playlist. The popular hit describes a teenage romance.
City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott stands by the principal saying, "It's her judgment to make that decision." Even with the chancellor's support, parents and teachers are up in arms about the decision. A Facebook page was created this past weekend calling for Hawkins' firing.
That's why when working on theme song to go in the show's open, we picked out the White Stripes classic, "Seven Nation Army" as an ode to the former speaker's, shall we say, tenacity.
I'm gonna fight 'em off A seven nation army couldn't hold me back They're gonna rip it off Taking their time right behind my back And I'm talking to myself at night because I can't forget Back and forth through my mind behind a cigarette
And the message coming from my eyes it says leave it alone
Don't want to hear about it every single one's got a story to tell Everyone knows about it from the Queen of England to the hounds of hell And if I catch it coming back my way I'm gonna serve it to you And that ain't what you want to hear, but that's what I'll do
And the feeling coming from my bones it says find a home
I'm going to Wichita Far from this opera forever more I'm gonna work the straw, make the sweat drip out of every pore And I'm pleading, and I'm pleading, and I'm pleading right before the Lord All the words are gonna bleed from me and I will think no more And the stains coming from my blood tell me go back home
Before we had a singing president, we had a singing senator. After winning a U.S. Senate seat in 1988, Bob Kerrey was moved to song. And not a happy victory song. He sang "The Band played Waltzing Matilda," a 1971 tune about the glorification of war. Kerrey, who lost a leg in Vietnam, received the Medal of Honor for his service. And, yet again, he's back again in true fighting form.
The former Democratic Nebraska governor announced today he plans to run for his old Senate seat. Most recently, retiring Democratic Senator Ben Nelson has been keeping it warm. Without Kerrey stepping back in the game, the slot would most likely have gone to a Republican candidate.
Kerrey's big news, coupled with the retirement of Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine, puts Democrats in a better position to retain control of the Senate next year.