Love was in the air on Wednesday night at the White House, as President and Mrs. Obama presented the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize to Stevie Wonder.
As part of the tribute, Mrs. Obama described how Wonder’s music has played an important role in her marriage to the President.
“When I discovered what Stevie meant when he sang about love, Barack and I chose the song, ‘You and I’ as our wedding song,” she said.
The President echoed her sentiment, saying, “I think it’s fair to say that I had I not been a Stevie Wonder fan, Michelle might not have dated me. We might not have married. And the fact that we agreed on Stevie was part of the essence of our courtship.”
Lyrics to “You and I” include the lines, “Will it stay, the love you feel for me, Will it say, that you will be by my side, To see me through, until my life is through, Well in my mind, we can conquer the world, in love you and I, you and I, you and I.”
The couple were married on October 3, 1992 at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Read more about Barack and Michelle’s wedding.