What happens when Paul McCartney, Barack Obama, Jerry Seinfeld and various others sing "Hey Jude"? (video)

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(via Pitchfork via Stereogum)

...I dunno.  But there's a joke in there somewhere.

Paul McCartney received the third Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song last night (the previous two went to Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder) and a slew of A-listers were were in attendance, including the Chief Executive himself. PBS taped the whole thing for a special that will air on July 28.

After receiving the award, McCartney played a few songs, then handed the stage over so several other artists could perform their own renditions of popular McCartney songs. Dave Grohl did "Band on the Run," Stevie Wonder offered up "Ebony and Ivory," and we did "We're Crying on Our Keyboards Because We're Not Cool Enough to Get Invited to Awesome Spectacles Like This."  What's the beef, Barry?

At the end of the show, a few attendees, including Barack and Michelle, came onstage for a lovey, beat-dropping rendition of "Hey Jude" [screen shot above].  It's short, but nice nonetheless ... check it out after the jump.

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