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10/18/2011 02:09 am ET Updated Dec 17, 2011

"Las Vegas Turnaround": A Playlist for the Republican Debate

Though I am perhaps best described as a consistently whiny Democrat, I have watched every single second of each Republican debate to date, and tonight's high stakes happening in Sin City will be no exception. Who knew the Republican debates would be one of fall TV's biggest hits? So I'll be tuning in to see if Rick Perry wakes up in Vegas, if Michele Bachmann has a "Las Vegas Turnaround," if Mitt Romney breaks a sweat, or if Herman Cain performs a big "9-9-9" production number at the Venetian. Here then is my playlist for a night in Vegas where someone will presumably win. And while you're in front of the TV, possibly a little scared, please watch the even more entertainingScream Awards on Spike, which I worked on. Think of this as our very own jobs bill, specifically for me. And as always, please join the debate and add your own songs below.

WAKING UP IN VEGAS - Katy Perry
CHECKOUT TIME IN VEGAS - Drive-By Truckers
LAS VEGAS TURNAROUND - Daryl Hall & John Oates
TAKIN' CARE OF BUSINESS - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
BOYS IN THE GANG - 999
TALKIN' LOUD AND SAYIN' NOTHING - James Brown
YOUR MIND IS ON VACATION - Mose Allison
MONEY TALKS - AC/DC
TURNING TABLES - Adele
EVERYBODY'S TALKIN' - Harry Nilsson
BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN - The Smiths
BORDERLINE - Madonna
ADAM RAISED A CAIN - Bruce Springsteen
TALK TALK - Talk Talk
RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS) - Beyonce
DON'T ANSWER ME - The Alan Parsons Project
AIN'T TALKING ABOUT LOVE - Van Halen
I DON'T WANT THIS NIGHT TO END - Luke Bryan
I'LL BITE YOUR FACE OFF - Alice Cooper
MY BIG MOUTH - The Posies
WINNER GO DOWN - Barry Manilow
LONG DISTANCE WINNER - Buckingham Nicks