Dave Stewart’s “American Prayer”

<b>Worst: Dave Stewart’s “American Prayer”</b><br>
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Released on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVi4rUzf-0Q">Dave Stewart’s “American Prayer”</a> is a pro-Obama ditty designed to tug on every heart string known to man, coming complete with a “We Are the World”-like video ( <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000053" title="Jason Alexander" href="/topic/entertainment/jason-alexander-PECLB000053.topic">Jason Alexander</a>! <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB003106" title="Barry Manilow" href="/topic/entertainment/music/barry-manilow-PECLB003106.topic">Barry Manilow</a>! <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001977" title="Whoopi Goldberg" href="/topic/entertainment/whoopi-goldberg-PECLB001977.topic">Whoopi Goldberg</a>! <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0000748" title="Perez Hilton" href="/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/news-media/perez-hilton-PECLB0000748.topic">Perez Hilton</a>! Perez Hilton? Yes, Perez Hilton.)<br>
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He may mean well, but it’s still pompous.<br>
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What does anyone expect from a song that boasts <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB005275" title="Bono" href="/topic/entertainment/music/bono-PECLB005275.topic">Bono</a> as a co-writer?<br>
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-- Todd Martens
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( Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times )

Worst: Dave Stewart’s “American Prayer”

Released on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, Dave Stewart’s “American Prayer” is a pro-Obama ditty designed to tug on every heart string known to man, coming complete with a “We Are the World”-like video ( Jason Alexander! Barry Manilow! Whoopi Goldberg! Perez Hilton! Perez Hilton? Yes, Perez Hilton.)

He may mean well, but it’s still pompous.

What does anyone expect from a song that boasts Bono as a co-writer?

-- Todd Martens

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