OK, probably not—if you want a serious analysis of what Beyoncé sounded like at Obama’s inauguration, read what Mike Doughty has to say. But if you’re in the mood for something lighter—it is Friday, after all—turn to the comic wizards behind Bad Lip Reading, who have done it again. And definitely stick around for Beyoncé’s big number at the end.
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