Thursday, August 14, 2008

Judge For Yourself

Just released a couple of days ago... the US presidential candidates' favorite songs.

Barack Obama's top 10:

1. Fugees - Ready Or Not
2. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
3. Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
4. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
5. Nina Simone - Sinnerman
6. Kanye West - Touch The Sky
7. Frank Sinatra - You'd Be So Easy To Love
8. Aretha Franklin - Think
9. U2 - City of Blinding Lights
10. - Yes We Can

John McCain's top 10:

1. ABBA - Dancing Queen
2. Roy Orbison - Blue Bayou
3. ABBA - Take A Chance On Me
4. Merle Haggard - If We Make It Through December
5. Dooley Wilson - As Time Goes By
6. The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
7. Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
8. Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin
9. Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
10. The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Given that the guys are going to put out phony stuff (Obama's "Yes I Can," for example), I'd still like to believe that they're at least a little sincere... Good lord, why else would John McCain put "Dancing Queen" at the top of his list??!

Based on the song list only, I vote for McCain. Thank you for naming "As Time Goes By" and "If We Make It Through December." (THOSE at least seemed like personal rather than politically motivated choices.)

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