Barack Obama Turns 50: 7 Birthday Songs Not By the Beatles
Since you have proven that you're not living under a rock (no WiFi down there), you must be aware it's President Barack Obama's birthday. The big 5-0! Supporters threw a huge party-slash-fundraiser in Chicago Wednesday night (Aug. 3) where the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Herbie Hancock and OK Go wished him a happy day.
"By the time I wake up," Obama cracked, "I'll have an email from AARP asking me to call President Obama and tell him to protect Medicare."
Also celebrating birthdays this fine fourth are the US Coast Guard, actor Billy Bob Thornton and the late great Louis Armstrong. To honor the celebrants (which also includes Billboard's own Jason Lipshutz), let's bypass the obvious (The Beatles' 'Birthday') and indulge in some less-overplayed birthday cuts.
'Birthday' -- Destiny's Child
'Unhappy Birthday' -- The Smiths
'Happy Birthday' -- Sufjan Stevens
'Happy Birthday' -- The Click Five
'Happy Birthday' -- New Kids on the Block
'Happy Birthday' -- Stevie Wonder
'Happy Birthday' -- Weird Al Yankovic