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Barack Obama likes Wilco, but also admits he likes Ricky Martin

Barack Obama likes Wilco, but also admits he likes Ricky Martin

by The 405 News Team, 10 February 2012

Containing the trend of recent music-themed Barack Obama news stories (you saw that Al Green video, right) - the US president has unveiled a Spotify playlist of tracks to soundtrack his forthcoming presidential campaign.

No surprises that Al Green made the list, but Ricky Martin? Anyway. Have a listen to the playlist here.

We give it a 4.5/10.


  • ‘Different People’ – No Doubt
  • ‘Got to Get You Into My Life’ – Earth, Wind & Fire
  • ‘Green Onions’ – Booker T & The MG’s
  • ‘I Got You’ – Wilco
  • ‘Keep on Pushing’ – The Impressions
  • ‘Keep Reachin’ Up’ – Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators'
  • Love You I Do?’ – Jennifer Hudson
  • ‘No Nostalgia’ – AgesAndAges
  • ‘Raise Up’ – Ledisi
  • ‘Stand Up’ – Sugarland
  • ‘This’ – Darius Rucker
  • ‘We Used To Wait’ – Arcade Fire
  • ‘You’ve Got the Love’ – Florence and the Machine
  • ‘Your Smiling Face’ – James Taylor
  • ‘Roll with the Changes’ - REO Speedwagon
  • ‘Everyday America’ – Sugarland
  • ‘Learn to Live’ – Darius Rucker
  • ‘Let’s Stay Together’ – Al Green
  • ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ – Electric Light Orchestra
  • ‘My Town’ – Montgomery Gentry
  • ‘The Best Thing about Me Is You’ – Ricky Martin, featuring Joss Stone
  • ‘You are the Best Thing’ – Ray Lamontagne
  • ‘Keep Marchin’‘ – Raphael Saadiq
  • ‘Tonight’s The Kind of Night’ – Noah and the Whale
  • ‘We Take Care of Our Own’ – Bruce Springsteen
  • ‘Keep Me In Mind’ – Zac Brown Band
  • ‘The Weight’ – Aretha Franklin
  • ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ – U2
  • ‘Home’ – Dierks Bentley

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