Romney and Obama sound off with playlists
March 9th, 2012
09:07 PM ET
11 years ago

Romney and Obama sound off with playlists

(CNN) – Supporters of presidential candidates can friend, follow, retweet, and, of course, vote, and now, fans of Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama can listen to their playlists.

Turns out former Massachusetts governor Romney jives to country and rock tunes when not singing the hymns of America.

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And Obama, who crooned a few bars of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” has a campaign playlist. And “Let’s Stay Together” is entry No. 18 of 29.

Romney’s 19-track mix – released Thursday on the music-sharing site Spotify – is a collection of the candidate’s favored melodies.

“Spending a lot of time on the road means you have to carry good music,” tweeted Romney, who spent the day stumping in Mississippi and Alabama.

There are odes to his home states, including two by Michigan artists and another titled “The MTA (The Boston Subway Song).” Kid Rock, of Detroit, performed “Born Free” at a Romney rally last month, and the hit appears on Romney’s mix.

Released as Romney flirts with the voters in states that go to the polls on Tuesday, his mix is notably devoid of artists hailing from the November swing states. His country, rock and pop-heavy compilation features The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, as well as Tim McGraw, Toby Keith and Carrie Underwood.

The Obama campaign mix also has a few favorites from the candidate’s hometown, including “Sweet Home Chicago” by The Blues Brothers.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Wendy

    Robot rom could not be trained to jive if team romney spent 10 hours every day of the week coaching him. lol robo rom rockin round the clock. remember that video footage of rove thinking he wap boogieing at some white house gala affair

    March 9, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  2. Anon

    Kid Rock? Toby Keith? Ugh.

    March 9, 2012 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  3. The-Least-Unelectable

    For the 1994 senatorial election, Mitt Rmoney ran a WELL-FUNDED campaign in which he claimed to be a Washington OUTSIDER and a successful BUSINESS MAN.

    Yet he lost to Ted Kennedy by 17 points.

    Sounds familiar?

    March 9, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  4. ourjungle

    Here is a great plan....lets send the same old Washington insiders back to Washinton. Especially the ones that have been campaigning to move our focus off the Recession. Our Nation is still crawling out of a devastating Recession,and these Washington insiders don't seem to focus on the deplorable Economy (a few positive economic numbers, does not a recovery make).They have been rolling out the tried and true "I,m holier then tho" theme, followed by a good milking of your deep spiritual feelings for it;s worth.Yes, these Washington insiders are spending mult-millions tooting their horns over age old social,and spiritual issues....which will not move our Nation one step closer to fixing the broken Economy. It is this Washington insider "mind set" that has caused our Nation to take past roads to economic ruin. Yes, lets send these Washington insiders that we,and our children can continue to suffer generations of economic ruin.

    March 9, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  5. Obama Voter

    I will support an honest candidate President Barack Obama. Obama/Biden 2012

    March 10, 2012 02:56 am at 2:56 am |
  6. Anonymous

    This is one contest the Dems always win. Pretty sure Rmoney would have some Osmonds and Lawrence Welk on his list if he were honest.

    March 10, 2012 06:08 am at 6:08 am |
  7. diridi

    Bain Capital....ha...speaks. nonsense. Enough jobs shipped to china.

    March 10, 2012 07:15 am at 7:15 am |
  8. FedUp

    This is news? Really?? Slow news day. I really don't care what either of them listens to. I have a life.

    March 10, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  9. doug

    Obama's theme song:
    Thompson Twins "lies lies lies"

    March 10, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |