TeamPurpleMN- Election Playlist

We here at like our tunes.  A lot.  With the election coming we thought we would offer our suggestions for an Election Season Playlist.  If you think we are missing anything or giving short shrift to some, let us know!  Good suggestions will find their way onto the list along with your name enshrined on the page as the suggester.

So without further ado:

The Common Schtick

  • Right Now- Van Halen
  • Another One Bites the Dust- Queen
  • We will Rock You/ We Are the Champions- Queen
  • We’re Not Gonna Take it- Twisted Sister
  • For What its Worth- Buffalo Springfield
  • American Pie- Don McLean
  • Pink Houses- John Mellencamp
  • Born in the U.S.A- Bruce Springsteen
  • American Idiot- Green Day….pretty much anything from this album works.
  • American Girl- Tom Petty
  • Beautiful Day- U2
  • Fight the Power- Public Enemy
  • The Best- Tina Turner
  • Revolution- The Beatles
  • Don’t Stop- Fleetwood Mac
  • Walking on Sunshine- Katrina and the Waves

Sweet Deep Jams

  • Right Here, Right Now- Jesus Jones
  • Seven Nation Army- White Stripes
  • Rockin’ in the Free World- Neil Young
  • Cult of Personality- Living Colour
  • Road to Nowhere- Talking Heads
  • (What’s so Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding- Elvis Costello
  • American Music- Violent Femmes
  • (You Can Still) Rock in America- Night Ranger
  • Something to Believe In- Poison
  • Today- Smashing Pumpkins
  • Once in a Lifetime- Talking Heads
  • What’s Up- 4 Non Blondes
  • Lunatic Fringe- Red Rider
  • The Best of Times- Styx
  • Give a Little Bit- SuperTramp
  • The Power- Snap!
  • Election Day- Duran Duran
  • Do it Again- The Kinks
  • Rise- Eddie Vedder

For that Guy Who Loves Pink Floyd

  • Money (Financial Issues)
  • Mother (“Mother, should I run for President…”)
  • Another Brick in the Wall (Education, Border issues)
  • When the Tigers Broke Free (For the Vets)
  • On the Turning Away (Refugees and Welfare–its a two-fer)

Some Kick Ass Covers

  • It’s a Long Way to the Top- Rockin’ 1000
  • Fortunate Son- John Fogerty w Foo Fighters
  • Come Together- Gary Clark Jr.
  • We Can Work It Out- Tesla
  • Blue Monday- Orgy
  • All Along the Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix

The Songs You Really Don’t Want to Hear Election Night

  • Don’t Stop Believing- Journey
  • Some Days Are Better than Others- U2

So how did we do?  Are there any others you would suggest?  Any other groupings you would like to see/add?  Let us know!  send a message to or leave a note in the comments.

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