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Obama releases Spotify playlist

on February 09, 2012, 6:17pm

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President Barack Obama built his entire campaign on the premise of hope and change. Along the way, he’s realigned the musical tastes associated with the leader of the free world, as evidenced by his love of hip-hop and Al Green and invitations to acts like The Killers and Yim Yames to play the White House. Fun fact: President Bush only had a paltry 250 songs on his iPod.

In an effort to further play up his musical savviness (which undoubtedly translates to more votes in the Williamsburg region), Obama’s campaign has dropped its very own Spotify playlist. (We take 100% credit, btw.) Spanning 28 tracks, the playlist includes names like Bruce Springsteen, Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine, Wilco, U2, No Doubt, and Noah and the Whale. Find the entire thing below; Spotify users can access it here.

Hey, GOP frontrunners, the office of President is yours if you can name one Arcade Fire song.

Obama Campaign Playlist:
Different People – No Doubt
Got to Get You Into 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, featuring 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

Oh, and if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s Obama’s smokin’ rendition of Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”:

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Anonymous
February 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Arcade Fire! =D

DOOMTREE
February 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

No kings.

Jorge R.
February 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I don’t know about you, but I certainly want my President to be a relevant member of the buzzosphere. 

newguy
February 9, 2012 at 6:35 pm

tell me those song titles don’t have subliminal messages…

Balot
February 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I little too much country for me to stomach. Sugarland? Really, Obama?

Noble Bo Bogarty
February 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

 He has to represent all Americans in his music including country.

Nick Comaratta
February 13, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Obama has gotta get on the xx cover of “You’ve Got the Love”

TheWalrus
February 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

President Obama would like Phoenix Hart as well.  

Wakequake67
February 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

Don’t forget he is half white .

Liam
February 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

It’s titled, “Hey, We Googled Some Songs About Unity”

imnotamerican
March 1, 2012 at 10:34 am

No Beatles? I’m not voting for you anymore, Barack. 

Come on dude
March 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

No Beatles on Spotify bub.

imnotamerican
March 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

Oh wait, there’s a Beatles cover on there. Kudos. 

Gay
May 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Thank you, captain obvious.