The Five Best Songs On Barack Obama's Campaign Playlist

Categories: politics

It's Election Day and that means not only will millions of Americans be making their way to voting booths in order to participate in our great democracy, but chances are they'll first have to work through that dreaded pre-election anxiety as the fateful hour draws closer. What better way to pass the time and get in that election day mood than by jamming to your candidate's Presidential Playlist?

Chicago is home to a rich music scene, so it's not surprising how varied President Barack Obama's musical tastes are. These selections from his campaign's official Spotify playlist really paint of picture of our 44th President's particular chosen soundscapes. While friend Jay-Z is conspicuous by his absence, there are even greater surprises to be found.

No Doubt - "Different People" 1995

What's the very first song on the playlist? Is it a patriotic American staple? Actually, it's a No Doubt album cut from their breakthrough 1995 release Tragic Kingdom. We had no idea Obama got down like that, but we do look forward to the inevitable Obama/?uestlove co-authored "Best No Doubt Deep Cuts" article that's certainly going to surface in a future issue of Rolling Stone.

Booker T & the M.G.'s - "Green Onions" 1962

A smooth crowd pleaser, Booker T & the M.G.'s "Green Onions" has delighted generations with its infectious notes that touch the center of the listener's soul. Not a bad addition to any playlist at all. At the very least, it means we'll trust the President to assemble our playlist for a long road trip.

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