Sales of Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ Skyrocket, Thanks to Barack Obama

When President Barack Obama stopped by New York’s Apollo Theater last week for a fundraiser, he had a little fun and went a capella when he saw soul crooner Al Green in the audience. He serenaded the crowd with a few lines from the Reverend’s classic hit “Let’s Stay Together,” and we thought that would be the end of it. But to our surprise, he ended up putting a little extra change in Al Green’s pocket.

Sales of “Let’s Stay Together” increased by 490 percent! Drinks on Al!


Obama Sings Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ [VIDEO]


Green’s track, which was originally released in 1971, sold over 16,000 downloads in the week ending January 22nd, a 490-percent increase from the previous week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The President even showed the Reverend some love by saying “Don’t worry Rev, I cannot sing like you, but I just wanted to show my appreciation.”

Maybe Green needs to show Barack a little appreciation now. Take him out to dinner, or at least a nice “Thank You” card… you know, for the effort.

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