Curating a Spotify playlist for the president

President Obama's needs help curating a presidential playlist for his 2012 re-election. Here's what we suggest.  

 

Jordan Valinsky

Tech

Published May 11, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 5:16 pm CDT

President Barack Obama needs help filling up his playlist.

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Obama’s re-election team unveiled a page on Wednesday to submit songs that would create “a winning soundtrack for 2012.” Charlie Sheen-related jokes aside, the page asks suggestions for two songs that could end up on the “Obama 2012 Supporter Picks” playlist to be revealed later this year.

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In February, Team Obama revealed a presidential playlist created by him on Spotify that hit all the right demographics. The 29-track playlist has hits from Dierks Bentley, Al Green, No Doubt, and, questionably, Darius Rucker. But it struck a chord with supporters, quickly racking up 13,000 subscribers.

Doing his part to serve his country, Daily Dot contributor Chase Hoffberger was kind enough to stop looking at Kickstarter for a few minutes and help me compile a playlist for the president. We picked 12 songs, but you can probably guess who chose what. (He won’t admit that he loves Kelly Clarkson as much as I do.)

Jam out below with our embeddable Spotify playlist.

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*First Published: May 11, 2012, 11:53 am CDT