Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton formally launched her 2016 presidential bid Saturday on New York City’s Roosevelt Island; just hours after her campaign released its official Spotify playlist.
Featuring female artists such as Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Sara Bareilles and Jennifer Lopez, as well as several less mainstream acts, Clinton’s poppy Spotify playlist launched alongside a vague, populist message.
Wearing her signature blue pantsuit, Hillary said Saturday, “While many of you are working multiple jobs to make ends meet, you see the top 25 hedge fund managers making more than all America’s kindergarten teachers combined, and often paying a lower tax rate.”
“America can’t succeed unless you succeed,” she also said. “That is why I am running for president of the United States!”
While Clinton remains vague on specific issues, we now know what her campaign will sound like, and it appears to have been arranged with youthful voters in mind.
Featuring mostly uplifting ballads, the playlist is illustrated with a silhouette of Clinton wearing headphones adorned with an “H” logo, and features the following tracks:
“Believer” – American Authors
“The Fighter” – Gym Class Heroes
“Roar” – Katy Perry
“Break Free” – Ariana Grande, Zedd
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson
“Best Day of my Life” – American Authors
“Happy” – Pharell Williams
“Let’s Get Loud” – Jennifer Lopez
“Pumpin Blood” – NONONO
“Wake up Everybody” – John Legend, The Roots, Common, Melanie Fiona
“Brave” – Sara Bareilles
“Fighters” – Kris Allen
“Beautiful Day” – Jon Bon Jovi
“Vivir Mi Vida” – Marc Anthony
Rolling Stone reports Clinton took the stage Saturday in New York to the sound of the Sara Bareilles track, “Brave,” and used a Beatles reference to go after Republicans.
“Now there may be some new voices in the presidential Republican choir,” she said. “But they’re all singing the same song. It’s called ‘Yesterday.’ You know the one—’All our troubles look as though they’re here to stay and they need a place to hide away. They believe in yesterday and you’re lucky I didn’t try singing that too, I’ll tell you.”
In June 2014, Katy Perry posted a photo to her Instagram page of her and Clinton together at a book signing. Perry captioned the photo: “I told @hillaryclinton that I would write her a “theme” song if she needs it.”
Clinton responded via Twitter: “Well that’s not a Hard Choice. You already did! Keep letting us hear you Roar.”
“Roar is now the third song on Clinton’s playlist.
Sign in to Spotify to check out the rest of the songs below: