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Barack Obama's Playlist: President Reveals His 2012 Campaign Playlist

Barack Obama

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 02/ 9/2012 3:05 pm Updated: 02/ 9/2012 3:05 pm

From Earth Wind And Fire to Florence And The Machine, Barack Obama is rolling in with some diverse music this year.

The president revealed his 2012 playlist for crowd events on Thursday, and with any luck he won't end up in Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich's boats: Romney angered rapper K'Naan when he used his song "Wavin' The Flag" during his Florida primary victory speech (he wouldn't have minded if Obama had used it), and Newt Gingrich was sued for using Survivor's "The Eye Of The Tiger" for four years without permission.

As for Obama's list, it's predictably inoffensive. The campaign reached across genres (from Booker T & The MG's to Ricky Martin), skimming the shallow end of the musical pool for songs that were familiar, vaguely patriotic and/or feel-good jams.

Listen to his playlist here, or stream it on Spotify.

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  • "Different People" (No Doubt)

  • "Got To Get You In My Life" (Earth Wind And Fire)

  • "Green Onions" (Book 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)

  • "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 Saddiq)

  • "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)

  • "Roll With The Changes" (REO Speedwagon)

What do you think of Obama's 2012 tunes?

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