aretha franklins hat inauguration President Obama's inauguration: Remember Aretha Franklin's hat?

Barack Obama is being inaugurated into his second term as President of the United States, which has caused many to look back at how things have changed — or not — over the past four years. But as the inauguration takes place, we can’t help but miss the MVP of the 2009 ceremony: Aretha Franklin’s hat.

Franklin performed “My Country Tis of Thee” for Obama at his first inauguration, but it was the Queen of Soul’s Luke Song hat that got all the attention. Song shot to fame after the Internet became obsessed with the hat, and it has gone down in the annals of best headwear at a political event ever.

Kelly Clarkson is performing “My Country Tis of Thee” during the 2013 inauguration, and hopefully she is aware of what big shoes she has to fill. Will she end up wearing as memorable an accessory as Franklin four years ago? Well, that’s ultimately for the Internet to decide.

What was your favorite part of the 2013 inauguration?

Posted by:Terri Schwartz