5 Barack Obama Spotify Songs For The 2012 Campaign (And Mitt Romney's Response)


President Barack Obama’s recently released playlist on the online music streaming service Spotify features 29 tracks from artists as diverse as Wilco and Ricky Martin, packed in a carefully selected compilation that reflects the president’s 2012 reelection message of economic inequality and social justice. Following are the top five songs that best reflect this message as well as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s unofficial and unapologetically rich response.

5. “Roll With the Changes” by REO Speedwagon

Release: 1976

Genre: Rock

Key Lyrics: “So, if you’re tired of the same old story/turn some pages/I’ll be here when you’re ready to roll with the changes...”

Romney’s Response: “Money Talks” by ACDC

4. “I Got You” by Wilco

Release: 1996

Genre: Alternative Rock

Key Lyrics: “I got you and it’s all I need/I got you and I still believe…”

Romney’s Response: “Money Maker” by Ludacris feat, Pharrell

3. “The Best Thing About Me Is You” by Ricky Martin feat. Joss Stone

Release: 2010

Genre: Latin Pop

Key Lyrics: “Love, Equality, Justice, Innocence, Malice, Refuge, Oppression, Freedom/You, me/we’re equal…”

Romney’s Response: “Money” by Pink Floyd

2. “We Take Care of our Own” by Bruce Springsteen

Release: 2012

Genre: Heartland Rock

Key Lyrics: “We take care of our own/Wherever this flag’s flown…”

Romney’s Response: “I Get Money” by 50 Cent

1. “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green

Release: 1971

Genre: Soul

Key Lyrics: “Let’s stay together/loving you whether times are good or bad, happy or sad…”

Romney’s Response: “Material Girl” by Madonna


What other songs do you think reflect Obama’s and Romney’s 2012 campaign messages?

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