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Barack Obama Democratic Convention Speech: 4 Years Since 2008 Denver Address (PLAYLIST)

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Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention 2008 at the Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado, on August 28, 2008. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention 2008 at the Invesco Field in Denver, Colorado, on August 28, 2008. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

As the GOP prepares for day one of the 2012 Republican Convention, it was not that long ago when President Barack Obama was in Mitt Romney's shoes.

Exactly four years ago Tuesday, Obama took the stage in Denver for his 2008 Democratic National Convention speech. Standing before an estimated 84,000 folks at INVESCO Field at Mile High, the then-Illinois senator entitled his address "The American Promise."

"It is that promise that has always set this country apart - that through hard work and sacrifice, each of us can pursue our individual dreams but still come together as one American family, to ensure that the next generation can pursue their dreams as well," Obama said. "That's why I stand here tonight. Because for two hundred and thirty two years, at each moment when that promise was in jeopardy, ordinary men and women - students and soldiers, farmers and teachers, nurses and janitors -- found the courage to keep it alive."

With that, HuffPost Politics is rewinding to some of Obama's more memorable moments during his first term in office, pairing those pieces with some fitting songs on Spotify. Spotify users: Open your app, scroll through our slideshow, click on the song tracks and let the music do the rest. Non-Spotify users: Get set up here for free.

Did we miss a moment or song for Obama? Email us at politicsplaylists@huffingtonpost.com, let us know in the comments section, or send us a tweet @HuffPostPol.

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