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ICYMI: THE MUSIC OF INAUGURATION DAY

The celebration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the new president and vice president of the United States included moving musical performances on inauguration day. See what we mean below.

Bruce Springsteen opened the evening’s televised program Celebrating America with his “Land of Hope and Dreams.”

Lady Gaga delivered a powerful rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at the inauguration ceremony.

Jennifer Lopez assayed Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land" and "America the Beautiful."

Demi Lovato got a little help singing Bill Withers' "Lovely Day."

Before getting hugs and fist bumps from former presidents and first ladies, Garth Brooks sang "Amazing Grace" on the Capitol steps.

With the Lincoln Memorial behind him, John Legend dug deep into Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse's oft-covered  "Feeling Good." (Nina Simone's version is probably the best known and may be the best, though Legend killed it.)

 

Gregg Alexander reunited New Radicals for the first time in more than 20 years to perform "You Get What You Give" at the president's request. You may recognize the guitarist/backup singer in red as industry veteran and Coda Campaign founder Fred Goldring.

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