Music 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.
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By Stevie Beisswanger