President Barack Obama's handlers released a playlist for his re-election campaign.
I didn't know candidates did such a thing. But, now that I know they do, I'd like to see the playlist from Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, et al.
Romney's will likely be most interesting, because it would be like a Top 40 radio station: the list would change regularly depending on the mood of the consumers.
Here is Obama's list:
- Different People – No Doubt
- Got to Get You in My Life – Earth, Wind & Fire
- Green Onions- Booker T & The MG’s
- I Got You – Wilco
- Keep on Pushing – The Impressions
- Keep Reachin’ Up – Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators
- Love You I Do – Jennifer Hudson
- No Nostalgia – AgesAndAges
- Raise Up – Ledisi
- Stand Up – Sugarland
- This – Darius Rucker
- We Used To Wait – Arcade Fire
- You’ve Got the Love – Florence and the Machine
- Your Smiling Face – James Taylor
- Roll with the Changes – REO Speedwagon
- Everyday America – Sugarland
- Learn to Live – Darius Rucker
- Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
- Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
- My Town – Montgomery Gentry
- The best thing about me is you – Ricky Martin ft. Joss Stone
- You are the Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne
- Keep Marchin’ – Raphael Saadiq
- Tonight’s The Kind of Night – Noah and the Whale
- We Take Care of our Own – Bruce Springsteen
- Keep Me In Mind – Zac Brown Band
- The Weight – Aretha Franklin
- Even Better Than The Real Thing – U2
- Home – Dierks Bentley
The absence of Jay-Z is glaring. I thought Obama was a big fan.
There are only five songs that I would bother with, and perhaps three or four more that I wouldn't turn off.
Still, it's an impressive list for a Commander-in-Chief.
Perhaps our country can be brought (kicking & screaming) into the 21st Century.