DJ Mick Boogie cooks up an Obama inauguration playlist
When he isn’t spinning tunes for LebronJames and Jay-Z, providing music for corporate clients such asMicrosoft, or remixing Coldplay into mashup heaven, DJ Mick Boogie (pictured, left) is an ardent supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Boogie’s so excited about his candidate of choice, in fact, that he cooked up an Obama inauguration playlist for PopWatch. Enjoy the full set of songs after the jump, and feel free to post your own McCain- and/or Obama-inspired playlists in the comments section below.
The O’Jays, “For the Love of Money”: The financial crisis is one of the biggest issues facing our country, and this O’Jays classic is a definite party starter.Fugees, “Ready Or Not”: This is one of Obama’s favoritesongs, and the title and theme definitely play into the whole conceptof change beginning in January.
Michael Jackson, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”: No political theme here, but I don’t think I’ve ever done a party and not played this record somehow/somewhere.
Sly & the Family Stone, “Family Affair”: Great multi-generational crowd-pleaser…and appropriate considering Barack’s emphasis on his family.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Can’t Stop”: This song definitely describes the drive Obama showed on the campaign trail. Plus, you need agood rock set during any cool event, and the Chili Peppers always setit off.
Eric B and Rakim, “Eric B for President“: Barackis in his late 40s, so he definitely remembers the Golden Era ofHip-Hop, and his assistant Reggie Love is a hip-hop scholar and wouldenjoy this one. Plus, it has the word “president” in the title!
Kanye West: “Touch The Sky“: Another one of Obama’s favorite songs…and while highly danceable, it also shows aspiration for this new administration.
Chic, “Good Times”: Aside from what we hope Obama will bring to America, this is a dancefloor classic. Who can argue with that bassline?
The Roots, “The Seed 2.0”: Whetheryou’re white or black, rock or hip-hop, male or female…everyone lovesthis record! Plus, Questlove is a big Obama supporter.
Jay-Z, “Politics As Usual”: I’dlet this be my closing song, right as people were walking out the door, toremind them that while change is inevitable, it’s still Washington,DC, and it will take time to evolve.