Obama releases Spotify playlist


    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”: