Potential presidential playlists
During his two terms as president, Barack Obama graced us with playlists straight from the White House. To get in #ElectionDay spirit, Scene predicted the playlists we think each 2016 candidate would release upon election — and added in their likely reasoning.
“Formation” – Beyonce: “Say you’ll Bey on Team #Hillary2016, too.” I’ve got hot sauce in my bag! #ImWithHer.
“Daddy Lessons” – Beyonce feat. the Dixie Chicks: As witnessed at the CMAs, this song can be performed in a pantsuit — count me in!
“Roar” – Katy Perry: Katy has been so supportive of my campaign. She even promised to gift me the “I’m With Madame President” cape after Tuesday!
“Working Class Hero” – John Lennon: What a great tune, from a Beatle no less! My father, a real human small-business owner, would have really loved the song. I can see it now, my father along with his other lower-to-middle-class-white-collar-workers all singing along. Wonderful!
“Nasty” – Janet Jackson: According to Donald, I’m a nasty woman. Thanks for the excuse to listen to Janet!
“Children” – Justin Bieber: Speaking of children … have I ever told you about the time I spent working for the Children’s Defense Fund in the ‘70s? Or the time I was instrumental in a bipartisan effort to pass the Children’s Health Insurance Program, making healthcare accessible to nearly eight million children?
“King Push” – Pusha T: Pusha made a t-shirt based on my “Delete Your Account” tweet to @realDonaldTrump! And these lyrics speak to my cause: “This is my time, this is my hour / This is my pain, this is my name, this is my power.”
“My Country” – tUnE-yArDs: Merrill Garbus lays down the law! I should send her an e-mail in gratitude for her beautiful music.
“Tubthumping” – Chumbawamba: “I get knocked down, but I get up again.” Story of my campaign!
“FDT” – YG: What a nice beat!
“c16 deep tread” – Autechre: Ellen sent me this song to practice my dabbing before the show. I’m more of a Venetian Snares girl, but this did wonderfully! Love Ellen — a strong woman with a great taste in music!
“Icky Thump” – The White Stripes: They don’t like Trump either! I’m #queen of the Millennials!
“Pokemon Theme Song” – Jason Paige: “Pokemon Go to the polls!”
“Dab” – Migos: #Millennials love it when I’m up to date with the memes!
“Dangerous Woman” – Ariana Grande: “I, too, live in the danger zone!
“Black Beatles”- Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane: My intern told me about this #MannequinChallenge … but don’t stand still today, get to the polls!
“Party in the USA” – Miley Cyrus: This song is just so darn #lit. Nothing quite like hopping off a plane at LAX, I have a lot of homies and BBfs there! Plus, a Jay Z song on the radio — love it! Though Miley, here’s a tip, try a pant suit, cardigans are so 2000 and late! And guys, you know what the best party in the USA is — Democratic!
Every song from the “Rocky IV” soundtrack: This movie is fantastic, it shows just what America could be if I’m elected president, and the soundtrack is great too. Every track speaks to me. Whether it’s “Burning Heart,” “Man Against World,” “No Easy Way Out,” or the classic “Eye of the Tiger” you simply can’t go wrong.
“The World’s Greatest” – R. Kelly: A fitting theme for the greatest campaign this planet has ever seen. And from a crooner with a public record as gleaming as mine!
“In The End” – Linkin Park: I love these guys. They’re huge stars. And I get it. I too have “tried so hard and got so far!” Don’t bother with the crack dealer-turned-entrepreneur remix.
“Sell You on a Lie” – Public Access TV: “Anytime you see a story about me or my campaign saying ‘sources said,’ DO NOT believe it. There are no sources, they are just made up lies!”
“Another Brick in the Wall” – Pink Floyd: “Mexico will pay for the wall!”
“Welcome to New York” – Taylor Swift: Remember, I made a lot of money in New York. I own that city. I have a tower named after me. And after Tuesday only the people I hand-select will be welcomed to New York/our country. (Note: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have beef. Perry has worn her Clinton support on her sequined sleeves. Trump is stirring up the rivalry with this pick.)
“I Want Candy” – Aaron Carter: I like this kid — he’s voiced his support for my campaign and he has a great hairstyle!
“When I Grow Up” – The Pussycat Dolls: “When I was young I wanted attention and I promised myself that I’d do anything, anything at all for them to notice me … ‘Cause see when I was younger I would say: When I grow up I wanna be famous, I wanna be a star, I wanna be in movies. When I grow up, I wanna see the world, drive nice cars, I wanna have groupies.” #GrabEm
“La Bamba” – Ritchie Valens: “Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”
“Dream On” – Aerosmith: “Even though I have the legal right to use Steven Tyler’s song, he asked me not to … Steven Tyler got more publicity on his song request than he’s gotten in ten years. Good for him!”
“Everybody Hurts” – R.E.M.: Sometimes I like music that is “Sad!”
“Donald Trump” – Mac Miller: This song is objectively terrible, but it has my name in it so who cares?
“Girl Loves Me” – David Bowie: Now don’t get me wrong, I like musicians who don’t die better, but this man got me. I have a lot of friends who were girls. And they love me in every way, let me tell you.
“Posturing Through Metaphysical Collapse” – Eluvium: Eluvium, great guys, make great music. There are many False Readings On Donald Trump. This song really speaks to Who Donald Trump Is.
“Born in the USA” – Bruce Springsteen: Great song. Reminds me of our veterans. Not those weak ones, like John McCain. I’m talking about the good ones who don’t get captured.
The views expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Observer.