Obama’s iPod Loves Him Back

Amrit Singh | June 25, 2008 - 10:58 am

Another sign that Barack Obama is cooler than you: His iPod endorses him for president. (A good chunk of it, anyway.) The AP previews the next issue of Rolling Stone, which places Barack on its cover (again) and delves into the critical issues, relating not to the content of his character, but to the content of his iTunes. Here’s a detailing of the playlist that’s courting your vote:

  • The Rolling Stones (favorite song: “Gimme Shelter”)
  • Stevie Wonder (Barack’s musical hero)
  • Earth Wind & Fire
  • Elton John
  • Miles Davis
  • John Coltrane
  • Charlie Parker
  • Bob Dylan (30 songs, including Blood On The Tracks)
  • Bruce Springsteen

No ScarJo, but their relationship has been clarified, so that’s not surprising. His favorite tune right now is Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm,” which works out because Dylan’s favorite presidential candidate right now is him. Says Obama: “I’ve got to say, having both Dylan and Bruce Springsteen say kind words about you is pretty remarkable. Those guys are icons.” He likes hip hop too, with some qualification:

“I am troubled sometimes by the misogyny and materialism of a lot of rap lyrics,” he said, “but I think the genius of the art form has shifted the culture and helped to desegregate music.”

Misogyny, materialism. Didn’t hear you say anything about delicious asses and interminable basketball feuds though, Barack, which I take to mean Summer Jam ’08 candidate “Kobe How My Ass Taste” is still on the table. Great news.