With their inauguration just a few days away, President and Vice President Elects Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have unveiled their official inauguration playlist.
The 46-track playlist “represents the diversity of our nation, and our strength and resilience as we look forward to new leadership and a new era in America,” and is curated by Benoni Tagoe, Issa Rae and D-Nice’s audio everywhere label Raedio. The diverse selection is meant to “evoke joy and symbolize new beginnings” and includes cuts like Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige’s “Now or Never,” Mac Miller‘s “Blue World,” MF DOOM‘s “Coffin Nails,” SZA’s “Good Days,” Steely Dan’s “Do It Again,” Bob Marley & The Wailers’ “Could You Be Loved,” Hall & Oates’ “You Make My Dreams” and Led Zeppelin’s “Fool in the Rain” to name a few.
“As a brand that is founded on the principle of being an audio-everywhere company, we are honored to create the official playlist for the historic inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden Vice President Elect Kamala Harris,” Tagoe said in a statement. “We know that music has the power to bring people together, and after a year of national challenges and division, we hope this collection serves as an indication of a new beginning, positive change and a reminder that music of all types is a common language.”
Inauguration Committee CEO Tony Allen added, “During a tumultuous year that has kept so many loved ones apart, music has been a consistent vehicle that has kept us connected. Whether you are a country soul, a jazz enthusiast, a hip hop head, a classical sort, or just love that old-time rock and roll, music clarifies, inspires, unites, and heals… These songs and artists reflect the relentless spirit and rich diversity of America. They are the score to a new chapter and will help bring people together as the Biden-Harris Administration begins its important work to unite our country.”
Stream the official Biden-Harris inauguration playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.
In case you missed it, MF DOOM’s streams saw an 870 percent surge.
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