Saturday, November 8, 2008

My Election Week Playlist

I told another blogger (I believe it was The F%$k it List) that I might take an I-Pod filled with music to the polls with me to get me "in a voting mood". Well, I didn't... but, if I had done that, here is what I would have loaded...

1. "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke
You gotta ask why? This has been playing all week, everywhere I've gone in reference to this election.

2. "What's Goin' On?" by Marvin Gaye
This is another song that I've been hearing all week and one that applies. I'd like to ask all of those disappointed McCain supporters who booed at his concession speech, "Hey haters, what's goin' on?"

3. "Party For Your Right To Fight" by Public Enemy
This little known Public Enemy song is what I played on my discman, just as I was getting ready to go to the polls to vote. It got me hyped. (It's on the CD, "It takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.")

4. "If You're Out There" by John Legend
It's the last song on his new cd, "Evolver", and it's a beautiful tribute to the Obama campaign and the promise of a new day in America.

5. "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" by Jay Z
This says it all. The right-wingers threw everything but the kitchen sink at my man Obama and he proved to be cooler than crushed ice. He just smiled and brushed the dirt off of his shoulder. (He's a much better man than I!)

6. "You Can Have Whatever You Like" by T.I.
This one has nothing to do with politics. I just like it, that's all. Somebody was playing it in their car while I was in line at the polls and I kinda sorta danced with these girls younger than my daughter (yet, old enough to vote) who were in the line.

7. "Ball of Confusion" by The Temptations
You gotta ask?

8. "WAR" by Edwin Starr
Enuff said on this one.

9. "I know I Can" by NAS
One of the most inspiring hip-hop songs I've ever heard.

10. "Chocolate City" by Parliament
"Gainin' on ya!" because now, DC truly is Chocolate City... Three Musketeers anybody?

Democrat Donkey

Have a great weekend people!


The F$%K it List said...

Once again Great minds. I have my video playlist set to post in 1/2hr.

I forgot to put P.E in my list, I'm going back to revise now.

Strongblkwmn said...

The first song I thought of was, "Fight the Power!" I said I was going to play it as soon as Obama won but I was so busy crying, jumping and shouting that I forgot.

James Perkins said...


Simon Bstion said...

You Have a nice mixture of R&B and
Hip Hop...nice demographic of musical tastes.

Lisa said...

I did take an IPOD to the polls and
I actually had some of these songs on mine..Great minds-lololol.

Toni said...

I had a great weekend Keith, sorry I'm just getting to your sites late. This is good music...Especially the old school cuts-

Angie B. said...

Ditto what my room-mate said.-lolol
Hi Keith!

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Hey Bruh, you should've included
"Fight the Power" by PE, "Hard Knock Life" by Jay Z and "Celebration by Kool and the Gang if you wanted to go Old Skool.

Keith said...

@F$%K it List- We are both so there
with ours-lolol.

@Grover- You had me until you said
"Celebration by Kool and the Gang,but under the circumstances...I can Understand.

Keith said...

@Strongblkwmn ,Grover- Yeah ,I should have included "Fight the Power" by PE...because we certainly did, didn't we?

Sunflower said...

Nice Mix Keith, you should still make that mix.

OG, The Original Glamazon said...

Great post!


crys said...

keith - omg, have you heard wayne brady's rendition of a change is gonna come? it's jamming......


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