Monday's presidential inauguration was a day of political history as the nation marked the swearing-in of President Barack Obama for his second term as commander in chief. Some of the most memorable moments weren't just political, however. Take a look at the stirring renditions of American classics, as well as the National Anthem, by performers like Beyonce, James Taylor,

and more:


Kelly Clarkson, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"

Beyonce, National Anthem

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, "Battle Hymn of the Republic"

James Taylor, "America The Beautiful"


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