Politics How 'Hail To The Chief' Became Presidential Audio is no longer available Facebook Twitter Google+ Email January 21, 200912:56 PM ET Heard on Day to Day Andy Bowers "Hail to the Chief" is a tune that President Barack Obama will hear quite a bit in the next four years. How did this song become the presidential serenade? Slate.com's Andy Bowers explains. Facebook Twitter Google+ Email We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.