Crooners John Legend and Linda Perry posted the shortest song in history urging America to “get up and vote” ahead of the November midterm elections.
The songwriters each posted their own takes on the fifteen-second tune to get people out to the polls.
“Hey, hey, come together,” the two sang in their own styles. “We can make the world much better. Can’t give up on hope, we gotta get up and vote.”
— John Legend (@johnlegend) October 23, 2018
— LINDA PERRY (@RealLindaPerry) October 23, 2018
“I believe in taking control of your future,” Perry said of the campaign. “Over 90 million people felt their voice didn’t matter and wouldn’t be heard. So I thought it was important to let people no that their voice DOES matter and will be heard, no matter what their choice. John Legend and I wanted to write a little song for people to do their own version and post themselves. We wrote this while I was on a plane to NY and John was home in LA.”
These are just the first of a group of artists who intend to offer a new short tune each day until Election Day on November 6.
Grammy-winning singer Christina Aguilera also used their pipes and sang the short song encouraging people to “get up and vote.”
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) October 23, 2018
Other participants will include Alicia Keys, Cameron Crowe, Natasha Bedingfield, Jessica Simpson, Sara Gilbert and Angel Haze, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
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