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on 02/21/2012

In the past there have been many presidents that have used songs during their campaigns to give it more enery and attract different groups of people.  Some of these presidents include Ronald Reagan, who played Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” and Mitt Romney’s use of K’Naan’s “Wavin’ Flag.”  In both instances the musical artists told the presidents to stop using their music, but will this happen in the case of President Obama?

On the 9th of this month, Obama came out with word of a mixtape representing his new campaign on Twitter.

Twitter link:

https://twitter.com/#!/BarackObama/status/167629393764687872

Obama has been one of the first presidents to take advantage of the use of social media.  He has a Twitter, Facebook and who knows what else.  Through the use of these social networks he has gained many followers and built a more personal connection with his people.  And now with this mixtape, people are given even more of a connected feel.

The mixtape he made is compiled of 29 songs from all kinds of music genres including, but not limited to country and classic soul music.  This variety of music is meant to gain the attention of America as a whole and make us feel united.

The tracklist includes the following:

  1. No Doubt – “Different People”
  2. Earth, Wind & Fire – “Got to Get You in My Life”
  3. Booker T & The MG’s – “Green Onions”
  4. Wilco – “I Got You”
  5. The Impressions – “Keep on Pushing”
  6. Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators – “Keep Reachin’ Up”
  7. Jennifer Hudson – “Love You I Do”
  8. AgesAndAges – “No Nostalgia”
  9. Ledisi – “Raise Up”
  10. Sugarland – “Stand Up”
  11. Darius Rucker – “This”
  12. Arcade Fire – “We Used To Wait”
  13. Florence and the Machine – “You’ve Got the Love”
  14. James Taylor – “Your Smiling Face”
  15. REO Speedwagon – “Roll With the Changes”
  16. Sugarland – “Everyday America”
  17. Darius Rucker – “Learn to Live”
  18. Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”
  19. Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky”
  20. Montgomery Gentry – “My Town”
  21. Ricky Martin (ft. Joss Stone) – “The Best Thing About Me is You”
  22. Ray Lamontagne – “You Are the Best Thing”
  23. Raphael Saadiq – “Keep Marchin'”
  24. Noah and the Whale – “Tonight’s The Kind of Night”
  25. Bruce Springsteen – “We Take Care of our Own”
  26. Zac Brown Band – “Keep Me In Mind”
  27. Aretha Franklin – “The Weight”
  28. U2 – Even Better “Than The Real Thing”
  29. Dierks Bentley – “Home”

Obama has been one of the greatest at using social media to connect with his fellow Americans and has forever changed how campaigning and elections will be done in the future.

 

 

 

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