Monday, June 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton's First Spotify Playlist: Katy Perry, Ariana Grande & Jennifer Lopez Make the Cut

Hillary Clinton's First Spotify Playlist: Katy Perry, Ariana Grande & Jennifer Lopez Make the Cut:

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton chats with supporters during a campaign stop at the home of Chuck and Linda Smoley on June 13, 2015 in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Is Hillary Clinton ready to roar?

The presidential hopeful officially launched her campaign over the weekend, and as part of that, she also joined Spotify and put together her very first playlist "The Official Hillary 2016 Playlist." (Very on brand.)

The 14-song mix is chock-full of inspirational pop, with powerful lady songs such as Katy Perry's "Roar," Sara Bareilles' "Brave" and Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" all making the cut. Surprisingly, Queen of Powerful Ladies Being Powerful, Beyonce, does not appear on the playlist. Perhaps she's too tied to the current administration, or perhaps there is a forthcoming all-Bey playlist coming; not liking Beyonce, of course, is not really an option for a potential commander in chief.

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Elsewhere, the playlist contains "Happy," "Let's Get Loud" and "Beautiful Day," which all continue the themes she's trying to push in her campaign. American Authors earns the distinction of being the only group to be featured twice, with both "Believer" and "Best Day of My Life" making the cut and leading some to wonder if one of their tunes may become her official campaign song. (For what it's worth, Clinton entered her campaign launch event over the weekend to "Brave.")

Likely due to Taylor Swift's ongoing war with Spotify, 2015's biggest star is nowhere to be found on the playlist. Will someone please ask Clinton her thoughts about Starbucks lovers?