Hillary Clinton And Her Phony Spotify Playlist
Phony playlist, phony candidate
When you’re one of the oldest candidates in the Presidential race, you have to find a way to appeal to a younger crowd. Barack Obama was only 46 when he entered the race for President back in 2007.
Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is 67.
It wasn’t much of a surprise to see her invoke a 50 year old song during her campaign event on Saturday. It backfired on her—the Rubio team quickly responded.
Considering that, it was rather odd to see the list of songs her campaign chose to be on the Hillary 2016 Spotify Playlist:
It appears that Hillary Clinton is riding the streaming music wave.
Her campaign released her official 2016 Spotify playlist Saturday morning ahead of her first major rally in New York — and they’re lively tunes containing themes of positivity and resiliency.
None of the 14 songs on the 67-year-old candidate’s playlist was released before 1999, and the list includes popular female artists such as Sara Bareilles, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.
Ironic isn’t it? She should have had Alanis Morissette on the list.
There’s really nothing wrong with a candidate doing something like this, but there’s several reasons that this kind of pandering by a politician is the worst kind.
- Does anybody really believe Hillary listens to any of these songs? I have a far easier time believing Hillary listens to The Beatles than to Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.
- The songs were more obviously chosen for the titles as opposed to any lyrical content. Titles such as “Brave”, “Fighter” and “Roar” have closely aligned themes.
- The artists read like a who’s who of Democrat supporters – Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Jon Bon Jovi are all Democratic supporters. Why choose ‘Beautiful Day’, an obscure track from the ‘Finding Neverland’ soundtrack, as opposed to the widely recognizable ‘Beautiful Day’ by U2? Because Bono has had kind words to say about people like George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. (Besides, if she’s going with Bon Jovi, ‘Just Older’ would be a much better fit.
However, one of the more delicious ironies of the songs Hillary chose are how many of them are being used for the very corporations she has been bashing:
Clinton’s playlist, by contrast, is much more … commercial. Many of the songs were clearly picked for the messages in their titles: “Best Day Of My Life,” “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” “Brave,” “Believer,” “The Fighter,” and “Happy (From ‘Despicable Me 2′).” But most also share another link: They are deeply embedded in your brain thanks to their use in major commercial campaigns.
Like Katy Perry’s “Roar,” which Walmart featured.
Or “Best Day Of My Life,” which was in a Lowe’s spot.
Or “Pumpin’ Blood,” which Garnier uses.
Or the unavoidable “Brave,” which closes out every Microsoft spot.
Then there are the songs from Target (bonus: Spanish language!), Fiat and Toyota spots.
The playlist in the end is not going to make much of a difference as to whether or not Hillary gets the nomination or wins the Presidency. Still, it’s one of those small things that helps to define a candidate, and this one just reeks of phoniness.
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Still, it’s one of those small things that helps to define a candidate, and this one just reeks of phoniness.
Phoniness is such an inadequate word. Hillary Clinton is several orders of magnitude beyond phony.
You got it!
We have to invent a new word or phrase to express it.
She’s “imitation baloney phony!”
Well, Hillary did open Pandora’s box. That is why it came back to bite her.
No, no, it was Spotify, not Pandora. Her Pandora list has nothing on it except Gangsta Rap.
LOL. Even so I’ll give her a million dollars right now if Hillary Clinton can tell voters what Spotify is. We all know this old broad doesn’t have a Spotify playlist, and wouldn’t know how to access it even if she did.
Well, in her highness’ defense, Hillary does know and loves that the main streaming media wants to spotify her and sing her praises.
She thinks a streaming music service will make her look hip and cool? The real music and tech geeks have been listening to Rhapsody since 2001/2002. Yawn.
Hitlary shot herself in the foot with the ‘yesterday’ thing. Now she is exposing her underware(*) with this phony playlist. I explain myself:
There were stories in the media about Marco Rubio’s favorite songs a few years back. It was something about his meteoric political career; being young and charismatic, and a fan of hip-hop music.
I think that’s where Team Hitlary probably got the idea for their playlist,as a way to compete with Rubio. They have nothing to show, so they are shaping their campaign around Marco Rubio.
Expect more of this.
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(*) Not a spelling mistake. If you feel the need to correct it is ’cause you just don’t get it. Resist you must.
Given that Bill “Never inhaled” and that Hillary was a campus radical admirer of Saul Alynsky, I wouldn’t be surprised some of her preferred music comes from Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and the post-Sergeant Pepper’s Beatles.
What’s wrong with Hendrix & Joplin, two of the greatest talents of the 1960s? Jimi even joined the Army, and became a member of the 101st Airborne.
I’ll even raise a hand to enjoying Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks album.
You don’t have to agree with someone’s politics to enjoy their work, as long as they aren’t jerks about it. At least that used to be true. These days it’s getting harder. I suppose it’s because more “artists” have decided the world needs their wisdom or some such.
What, no Melanie? No Association? No Strawberry Alarm Clock? And she considers herself cool?
Nothing that will solve problems
Nothing that will be of any value for the future of america
Just plain Nothing!
During the debates her opponent should ask her the lyrics of one of the songs on her list.
Is there video anywhere of Hillary doing the macarena? How about the limbo?
IIRC in the 1991 convention, or was it the 95, they played the macerena between speakers and delegates would get up to dance along with it.
News at 11!
Hillary does the dance of the seven veils!
What you mean she doesn’t have One Tin Soldier on her playlist?
I remember when Hillary was asked to name her favorite book, so she named thirty or forty. She couldn’t just say one, because she felt she had to satisfy everyone within haling distance. Laura Bush, by contrast, in response to a similar question, answered with “The Grand Inquisitor” section (not really a book in itself) of Dostoyevsky’s great “The Brothers Karamazov.” She didn’t make new friends by identifying as her favorite the greatest discussion of free will in the Western canon but, then again, unlike Hillary, she wasn’t interested in impressing or moving others. She just answered the question — honestly.
I wonder. Didn’t The CASTAWAYS write “LIAR, LIAR” with Hillary in mind?
You can keep her. Period.