Episode XLVIII: Obama’s Workout Playlist

by zabranowicz

On 11.1.12 the Huffington Post published President Barack Obama’s work-out playlist, consisting of thirty songs varying from hip-hop [The president is a close friend of Jay-Z, and recently gave parenting advice to the new father] to rock and roll [Bruce Springsteen is a strong supporter of the Obama administration], to funk, soul, ska, indie, and plenty of americana. While I doubt that the president is sitting around making playlists on iTunes, this is still an interesting look into our commander-in-chief’s musical preferences. For this week’s episode, we chose ten of the finest Obama-jams and created a one hour mix that you can listen to while you sweat, vote, and redistribute to the needy.

“No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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Sonic Landscapes Ep. XLVIII: Obama’s Workout Mix

The Playlist:

1. Different People – No Doubt

2. Green Onions – Booker T and the MG’s

3. I Got You – Wilco

4. Keep Reachin’ Up – Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators

5. We Take Care of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen

6. The Weight – Aretha Franklin

7. No Nostalgia – Ages and Ages

8. Keep on Pushing – The Impressions

9. Raise Up – Ledisi

10. We Used to Wait – Arcade Fire