The Advocate’s Post-Election Playlist

headphones2Music is the one common language of the world — a forum for us to feel and think together and separately, without having to say anything. Naturally, one of the first things I did post-election was compile a playlist, which, despite any diffidence, I’m sharing with you now.

While our musical tastes may vary as much as our opinions, we lend our ears for mutual reasons; music is comforting, moving — an expressive outlet for our f**ked up feelings. Chances are every song on this list won’t tickle your fancy, but maybe there’s at least a little something for everyone:

Get Together – The Youngbloods

War – Edwin Starr

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) – R.E.M.

Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight

What’s Up – 4 Non Blondes

The Times They Are A-Changin’ – Bob Dylan

Revolution – The Beatles

Everyday People – Sly & the Family Stone

Changes – 2Pac, Talent

Have You Ever Seen the Rain – Creedence Clearwater Revival

F*ck You – Lily Allen

American Idiot – Green Day

Change – Blind Melon

Where Is The Love? – Black Eyed Peas

Volunteers – Jefferson Airplane

Do You Realize?? – The Flaming Lips

Blowin’ in the Wind – Peter, Paul and Mary

Uprising – Muse

Fight Song – Rachel Patten

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

And two additional entries by the perpetually late Johnny Beaver: Roundabout by Yes, and Poop Ship Destroyer by Ween.

To listen to a full, extended playlist, follow the Spotify link on our Facebook page.

By Stevie Beisswanger