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Your cellphone can now sing like Obama

Jan. 23, 2012 at 1:23 PM ET

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During a campaign stop at the Apollo Theater in New York City last week, President Obama surprised the audience by singing the opening lines of "Let's Stay Together," the classic tune by Rev. Al Green — who was on site that evening. Now you can download Obama's rendition of the song as a ringtone for your cellphone.

Yes, you can now really hear the President sing "I'm so in love with you" every time your phone rings. All you have to do is head to the official Obama website and you'll find links to download the brief sound clip.

The ringtone appears to be a recording of Obama's Apollo performance — audio of the audience cheering unfortunately distracts from the actual singing.

But perhaps there's hope that someone will convince the President to record a new tune for those who want more. (And based on a poll by TODAY.com, there are quite a few of those folks out there.)

After all, while Obama must've discussed his singing talents with members of his staff — he points out that "they" didn't think he'd perform — on the evening of his performance, many seemed unaware of just how gifted the President is.

Even White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer remarked that he didn't know that Obama could sing until the evening at the Apollo Theater, says Reuters.

But now that the cat's out of the bag, someone's bound to use it as part of a campaign strategy.

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