Hillary Clinton is running for DJ in Chief, and she wants your vote. Or at least your attention on popular music-streaming platforms.
Some of it’s pretty obvious, like starting off with Queen’s “We Are the Champions” and including both “Independent Women Pt. 1” by Destiny’s Child and “Who Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé.
But there are a few curveballs. It seems bizarre that Hillary Clinton would listen to Gym Class Heroes in 2011, let alone 2015. Macklemore isn’t a very forward-thinking selection, either. By contrast, Ricky Martin’s “La Copa de la Vida,” originally recorded for the 1998 World Cup, is an inspired throwback.
Here’s Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign Spotify playlist for comparison. The current POTUS curated his way to the Oval Office by selecting Al Green, Wilco and Bruce Springsteen jams. His inclusion of Willow Smith’s iconic “Whip My Hair” sealed the deal.