From Elizabeth Warren to Beto O’Rourke, these are the tracks the potential commanders-in-chief are bumping for their crowds.
There are already enough declared candidates for president that you could field a full football and basketball team with the 2020 contenders and still have a deep bench. From the declared 23 Democratic and two Republican contenders to the host of potential candidates waiting in the wings, it's a lot.
Each one thinks they're ready for their shot at the commander-in-chief position, with briefing books full of policy stances and big-idea plans for reversing the current administration's direction. What else do they have? In some cases, awesome soundtracks.
President Trump has been shut down or ceased-and-desisted by more than a dozen artists who've asked him to stop playing their music at his rallies — where he typically takes the stage to Lee Greenwood's flag-waving "God Bless the U.S.A." But so far, only Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren — who was blaring Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" at her events — has been asked to turn the volume down, in her case after the country icon kindly reminded the congresswoman that she doesn't allow any politicians to use her music.
Otherwise, the nearly 2 dozen 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. contenders have all been blasting some great tunes for their crowds.
Here's a breakdown of the songs you'll hear at their events based on Billboard's reporting and a recent tweet from Time's Lissandra Villa after Sunday's Iowa Hall of Fame event attended by 19 of the Democratic candidates.
Michael Bennett (senator from Colorado)
Walk-out music: "The Rising," Bruce Springsteen
Bill de Blasio (mayor of New York)
Walk-out song: "Rudy Can't Fail," The Clash
Cory Booker (senator from New Jersey)
Walk-out song: "Lovely Day," Bill Wilthers
Other songs you'll hear at events (from Booker's 2019 Black History Month Playlist): Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit," Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and James Brown's "Say It Loud — I'm Black and I'm Proud — Pts. 1& 2."
Steve Bullock (governor of Montana)
Walk-out music: "Small Town," John Mellencamp
Pete Buttigieg (mayor of South Bend, Ind.)
Walk-out song: "Never Give Up," Batchelor
Julian Castro (former secretary of Housing and Urban Development; playlist supplied by campaign)
Walk-out song: The Byrds, "Turn, Turn, Turn"
Other songs you'll hear at events: Selena's " Baila Esta Cumbia," Tracy Chapman's "The Times They Are A-Changin'," Gener8ion's "Da Da Ding" (feat. Gizzle), Florence + the Machine's "Third Eye," Lenny Kravitz's "Let Love Rule," Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" and Calle 13's "Latinoamérica" (feat. Totó la Momposina, Susana Baca & María Rita)
John Delaney (former U.S. representative from Maryland)
Walk-out music: "I've Been Everywhere," Johnny Cash
Tulsi Gabbard (U.S. representative from Hawaii)
Walk-out song: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Kirsten Gillibrand (senator from New York)
Walk-out music: "Good as Hell," Lizzo
Kamala Harris (senator from California)
Walk-out song: "Work That," Mary J. Blige
John Hickenlooper (former governor of Colorado; playlist supplied by campaign)
Walk-out song: Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight" (walk-off: OneRepublic, "Good Life" and Eddie Vedder, "Rise Up."
Other songs you'll hear at events: The Black Keys' "Howlin' for You," The Avett Brothers' "Salvation Song," Arcade Fire's "Wake Up" and Old Crow Medicine Show's "Mean Enough World."
Jay Inslee (governor of Washington)
Walk-out song: "Mr. Blue Sky," Electric Light Orchestra
Amy Klobuchar (senator from Minnesota; supplied by campaign)
Walk-out song: Dessa, "The Bullpen"
Other songs you'll hear at events: Jill Scott, "Golden," Carly Rae Jepsen, "Cut to the Feeling," Bob Dylan, "The Times They Are a Changin'" and Prince, "Purple Rain."
Wayne Messam (mayor of Miramar, Fla.)
Beto O'Rourke (former U.S. representative from Texas)
Walk-out song: "Clampdown," The Clash
Tim Ryan (senator from Ohio)
Walk-out music: "Old Town Road," Lil Nas X
Bernie Sanders (senator from Vermont)
Walk-out song: "Power to the People," John Lennon
Eric Swalwell (U.S. representative from California)
Walk-out music: "Caught up in the Country," Rodeny Atkins
Elizabeth Warren (senator from Massachusetts)
Walk-out music: "9 to 5," Dolly Parton (Parton has asked her to stop playing the song)
Marianne Williamson (teacher/entrepreneur)
Walk-out music: "Higher Ground," Stevie Wonder
Andrew Yang (entrepreneur, Venture for America founder; playlist supplied by campaign)
Walk-out song: Drake, "Started From the Bottom"; "Return of the Mack," Mark Morrison
Other songs you'll hear at events (click here for the full Spotify playlist): Jess Glynne's "Ain't Got Far to Go," Hamilton Mixtape's "My Shot" (Rise Up Remix), U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name," Taylor Swift's "End Game" and Muse's "Uprising."
Donald Trump (president of the United States)
Walk-out song: "God Bless the U.S.A.," Lee Greenwood; walk-off song, "You Can't Always Get What You Want," The Rolling Stones (Trump has been asked to stop playing this song by The Stones)
William Weld (former governor of Massachusetts)