The Obama campaign has released their official music playlist for 2012 and lots of KCRW bands are on the list. You can hear it streaming via Spotify on the campaign’s Facebook page.

Highlights for me –

 “Green Onions” by Booker T and the MGs – Check out the incredible version recorded live at KCRW 

“Keep Reachin’ Up” – Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators – This was a KCRW favorite a few years back. Super soulful stuff!

“Keep Marchin’” – Raphael Saadiq – You really can’t go wrong with Ray Ray. ALL of his music is inspiring

 “I Got You” – Wilco — The simple lyrics (I got you and it’s all I need) + scorching guitar = Wilco at their best.

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 View the full playlist below:

  • “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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  • Tjw said:

    I am very excited about the Presidents Campaign ,the man has great energy! This play list is great and as a member of the Presidents Campaign team the music helps us get fired up! Great job again Mr. President!

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