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04/30/2017 03:49 am ET Updated Apr 30, 2017

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This: Schumer Cooks Up Trump 100-Day Playlist

Songs about bitter times, disappointing people and lies highlight senator's Spotify picks marking Trump's reign so far.

If you can’t beat him, just sing along.

That could be the philosophy of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) — for now.  The Senate minority leader — who recently told HuffPost that he’s still open to working with a president who lacks competence — has come up with a Spotify playlist to mark the early part of the reign of Donald Trump. It’s a little bit lighthearted tongue-in-cheek (check out Trump in the “Saturday Night Live” parody video of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” above), a little bit angry, and lots of frustrated.

“Music has meant so much these #Trump100days,” Schumer tweeted Saturday, taking a tune-filled break from relentless Twitter attacks on Trump policies. “Shirelles, @springsteen & more here’s my @Spotify #100days playlist.”

Unfortunately, there’s not a song for each day. But Schumer has come up with 32 of them, with several titles and lyrics lamenting bitter realizations, disappointing people and lies, such as B.B. King’s “Fool Me Once” and The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

Some of the picks zing particular Trump issues — or personality traits, like “He’s Mista Know-It-All” by Stevie Wonder, “I Want It Now” sung by Esperanza Spalding, and Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend,” an apparent dig at the president’s several weekends off playing golf at Mar-a-Lago.

A common theme involves “alternative facts,” such as “Lyin’ Eyes” by The Eagles, “Lies” by the Thompson Twins (”Lies, lies, lies, yeah”), and “Beautiful Liar” by Beyonce and Shakira. 

But there are also a couple about optimism for a better future, such as Bruce Springsteen’s “Land of Hope and Dreams” (”Big wheels rolling through fields where sunlight streams; meet me in a land of hope and dreams”).

And Bob Marley croons in “Three Little Birds”on Schumer’s playlist: “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing gonna be all right.”

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