President’s Pandering Playlist

The President’s campaign staff posted a playlist of songs on Spotify that they describe as “…including a few of President Obama’s favorites.”  The list does include a number of excellent tunes, but includes some songs that were obviously included to pander to Real America.
POTUS likes Wilco, Raphael Saadiq and Sugarland: Barack Obama’s Spotify Playlist from philly.com, Feb. 11, 2012

1. Raphael Saadiq, “Keep Marchin'”

2. Noah And The Whale, “Tonight’s The Kind Of Night”

3. Bruce Springsteen, “We Take Care Of Our Own”

4. Zac Brown Band, “Keep Me In Mind”

5. Aretha Franklin, “The Weight”

6. U2, “Even Better Than The Real Thing”

7. Ricky Martin, “The Best Thing About Me Is You,” feat. Joss Stone

8. Dierks Bentley, “Home”

9. Ray LaMontagne, “You Are The Best Thing”

10. Earth Wind & Fire Experience feat. Al McKay Allstars, “Got To Get You Into My Life” (Live)

11. Booker T. & The MG’s, “Green Onions”

12. Wilco, “I Got You”

13. The Impressions, “Keep On Pushing”

14. Jennifer Hudson, “Love You I Do”

15. Ages and Ages, “No Nostalgia”

16. Sugarland, “Stand Up”

17. Al Green, “Let’s Stay Together”

18. Darius Rucker, “This”

19. Arcade Fire, “We Used to Wait”

20. Florence + The Machine, “You’ve Got The Love

21. James Taylor, “Your Smiling Face”

22. REO Speedwagon, “Roll With The Changes”

23. Sugarland. “Everyday America”

24. Darius Rucker, “Learn To Live”

25. Electric Light Orchestra, “Mr. Blue Sky”

26. Montgomery Gentry, “My Town”

27. No Doubt, “Different People”

28. Ledisi, “Raise Up”

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