Gotta Watch: Performing presidents
President Obama is one of several commanders-in-chief who's proven he's got musical talent.
February 22nd, 2012
12:30 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Performing presidents

We now know President Obama can sing. President Clinton's a sax man. President George W. Bush? Well, we may not go as far as to call him a drummer, but we've seen him drum (He dances, too!).

Are we on the verge of seeing a presidential supergroup? Probably not. But after Obama took the mic at last night's celebration of blues music at the White House, we're turning the amps to 11 for this Gotta Watch featuring performing presidents.

President Obama sings the blues

When B.B. King and Buddy guy want you onstage to sing, you don't say no. When Mick Jagger hands you the mic, you don't say no. And President Obama knows it. Check out what blues classic inspired the commander-in-chief to sing a few lines at Tuesday night's celebration of the blues at the White House.

2007: Bush shows off his moves

There are a lot of videos out there of President George W. Bush dancing, but this is one of our favorites. Can Laura Bush match his moves? Click and find out!

1993: Clinton plays the saxophone

Much of the world first heard President Clinton's musical skills when he appeared on "The Arsenio Hall Show," but this performance was also one to remember.

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  1. John

    Not that I like any of them, but at least Bush and Clinton had personality. Obama on the other hand always seems uptight to me, especially when he's trying not to be.

    February 22, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. carlos

    johm, sorry, just look at the volture mitt and you will see an uptighy dude.........and bush, personality???????..get real!!!

    February 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • John

      EWWW! I can’t stand Romney either. I still think Bush was hilarious though.

      February 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • UhYeaOk

      Obama has the personality of a sea sponge.

      February 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. cas

    Obama plays the Blues.
    Clinton plays the Saxophone.
    Bush plays the fool.

    February 22, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • UhYeaOk

      And you left wingers play with yourselves...

      February 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yeah!

      @UhYeaOk, because the conservatives cannot play with themselves, such a pity!

      February 23, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. mitusa

    Nero fiddles as Rome burns.

    February 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. bubba

    Taps dance for us obammy

    February 22, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Obama

      Massa no lets me dance no mo!

      February 22, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MrsSmith

    Go Obama!

    February 22, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. MrsSmith

    Obama is a man of many talents. I really enjoyed his rendition of Al Green's-"Still in Love with You." He should put out a mixtape or something when he's not busy saving the auto industry, taking down Al Queda operatives, ensuring fair treatment for our troops regardless of their sexual orientation, or fighting the GOP to keep the payroll tax cuts in force for the middle class. Obama doesn't get the credit he deserves. Unemployment rates are lower than they have been in years. According to the US Bureau of Labor statistics, the US gained 1.1 million jobs in 2010 alone. Thats more jobs than were created under Bush during his entire 8 years in office. Despite all this, the GOP has made not job creation, but defeating Obama their top priority. And not because Obama is a liberal (they didn't treat Clinton half this bad) but because as evidenced by 'Wow' and 'Bubba' most Conservatives these days are nothing but racist biggots that hate minorities more than they care about job growth or love their country...

    February 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. AE Pucc

    Bush-Laughed at him
    Clinton- Laughed with him
    Obama-Made me want to dance!!

    February 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • WOW!

      Funn, they all made me want to vomit!

      February 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Black Rat

    Oh!! Dont worry about the price of gas, worry about the price of all that tissue you cry babies are gonna need after 4 more years of Obama!!

    February 24, 2012 at 1:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
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