Beyoncé Knowles is a big fan of Michelle Obama. They have teamed up to help kids get in shape across the country. The “Run the World (Girls)” songstress changed the lyrics to her hit “Get Me Bodied” into “Move Your Body” and filmed a video in a middle school cafeteria. The music video plays a role in Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to fight childhood obesity, and the video will be distributed to junior high schools across the country at the beginning of May 2011. But you can see it now on YouTube with over 750,000 views and climbing.
Beyoncé told the press, “What we want to do is make it fun by doing something that we all love to do, and that’s dance.”
The music video is a step-by-step flash dance-style workout that combines hip hop, Latin and dancehall moves with traditional exercise. The only problem I have with the routine is the bright colored stilettos she’s wearing –Stay on your toes girl! Don’t get me wrong, I like the video showing an army of dancing students taking a lunch break. Beyoncé video is addicting. I am even dancing to the tune while writing about her video; it’s kind of contagious. I hope my kickboxing class plays this song.
Mrs. Obama picked a great teammate to help get her message out. Beyoncé was ranked the 4th Artist of the 2000s decade by Billboard and was listed the most successful female artist of the decade, as well as the top radio artist of the decade.
On May 3 the video will be released in middle schools nationwide as part of a “dance-in” organized by Obama’s campaign.