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Barack Obama vs. John McCain’s favorite songs


Barack Obama and John McCain have been contesting on the political battlefield for quite some time now, but how do they pan out when it comes to music taste?


Blender reported the two candidates top 10 songs of all time, and let me tell ya — it makes Obama look even cooler (The Boss & Nina Simone?!) and McCain even older — although to his avail he’s got some good cuts by Orbison and the Beach Boys on here. But c’mon, I can’t picture McCain dancing around to ABBA in the White House.


The lists are as follows:


Barack Obama:

Fugees – "Ready or Not"

Marvin Gaye – "What’s Going On"

Bruce Springsteen – "I’m on Fire" 

The Rolling Stones – "Gimme Shelter"

Nina Simone – "Sinnerman"

Kanye West – "Touch the Sky"

Frank Sinatra – "You’d Be So Easy to Love"

Aretha Franklin – "Think"

U2 – "City of Blinding Lights"

will.i.am – "Yes I Can"


John McCain:

ABBA – "Dancing Queen"

Roy Orbison – "Blue Bayou"

ABBA – "Take a Chance on Me"

Merle Haggard – "If We Make it Through December"

Dooley Wilson – "As Time Goes By"

The Beach Boys – "Good Vibrations"

Louis Armstrong – "What a Wonderful World"

Frank Sinatra – "I’ve Got You Under My Skin"

Neil Diamond – "Sweet Caroline"

The Platters – "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" 

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<div>John is a student at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in recording industry management with a concentration in production and technology. He comes from Louisville, Kentucky, where he was surrounded by bands that arose after local legends Slint and Squirrelbait broke up as well as by up-and-comers My Morning Jacket.</div><div> </div><div>He swears by Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska," and the Stooges' "Fun House" is slowly but surely taking over his life. He delights in the discomfort and tension that Albert Ayler's records can bring to a room, and he enjoys butchering any given moment with power-pop records from the Romantics and Matthew Sweet.</div><div> </div><div>John believes that if Hulk Hogan can body-slam the 530-pound Andre the Giant in front of a capacity crowd of 93,000-plus people, then by god he can do anything.</div>