In the months preceding the 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections, Barack Obama became something of a phenomenon in the international community. From Jamaica to Africa, as well as throughout the United States, songs about Barack Obama emerged throughout the campaign. Now that Obama has won the election, we'll just have to see if the songs keep pouring in!
rock, seeking the best of both worlds. That combination makes them the perfect band to start off this list, as Barack Obama is also half Kenyan and half Caucasian-American. The lyrics to this song are not in English, but I have heard in no uncertain terms that it is a song of praise and kinship.
reggae performer who gives a hefty rundown of the reasons he believes Obama should be president in this catchy song. As far as I know, Cocoa Tea is not a U.S. citizen, but clearly believes strongly in Barack Obama's potential influence on the world at large.
Cameroon, a country in West Africa, and that he clearly seems to love Barack Obama. This song and its video have a great homemade aesthetic - a little goofy, but definitely very fun.
calypso music, impressively manages to tackle a wide variety of political and social issues while keeping this song upbeat and fun. "Barack the Magnificent" is actually a great primer on Obama, if you're not already familiar with his policies and platforms.