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.
What do you think of Obama's 2012 tunes?