Music Picks From Obama, McCain Blender magazine has published a list of the top 10 songs from presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama. "Ready or Not" by the Fugees is on top of Obama's list, and ABBA's "Dancing Queen" tops McCain's list.

Music Picks From Obama, McCain

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Well, if you choose your president based on musical tastes, then the new issue of Blender is for you.


The magazine asked the candidates for their top 10 favorite songs. Here's some snippets. See if you can guess which is which. Here's candidate one.

(Soundbite of song, "I've Got You Under My Skin")

Mr. FRANK SINATRA (Singer): (Singing) I've got you under my skin.

(Soundbite of song, "What a Wonderful World")

Mr. LOUIS ARMSTRONG (Singer): (Singing) I see skies of blue…

(Soundbite of song, "Good Vibrations")

THE BEACH BOYS (Rock Band): (Singing) I'm picking up good vibrations. She's giving me excitations.

(Soundbite of song, "As Time Goes By")

Mr. DOOLEY WILSON (Singer): (Singing) As time goes by.

(Soundbite of song, "If We Make it Through December")

Mr. MERLE HAGGARD (Singer, Songwriter): (Singing) If we make it through December…

(Soundbite of song, "Take a Chance on Me")

ABBA (Pop Band): (Singing) Honey, I'm still free. Take a chance on me.

(Soundbite of song, "Blue Bayou")

Mr. ROY ORBISON (Singer, Songwriter): (Singing) I'm going back some day, come what may, to Blue Bayou.

(Soundbite of song, "Dancing Queen")

ABBA: (Singing) You are the dancing queen…

BLOCK: Some ABBA, Orbison, a little Louis Armstrong. Now, candidate number two.

(Soundbite of song, "Yes We Can")

WILL.I.AM (Rapper): (Rapping) Yes we can.

(Soundbite of song, "City of Blinding Lights")

BONO (Lead Singer, U2): (Singing) In the city of blinding lights.

(Soundbite of song, "Think")

Ms. ARETHA FRANKLIN (Singer): (Singing) You gotta think.

Unidentified Group: (Singing) Think.

Ms. FRANKLIN: (Singing) Think about what you're trying…

(Soundbite of song, "You'd be So Easy to Love")

Mr. SINATRA: (Singing) You'd be so easy to love.

(Soundbite of song, "Touch the Sky")

Mr. KANYE WEST (Rapper): (Rapping) For the day I die, I'm 'a touch the sky.

(Soundbite of song, "Sinnerman")

Ms. NINA SIMONE (Singer, Pianist): (Singing) Sinnerman, you ought to be praying.

(Soundbite of song, "Gimme Shelter")

Mr. MICK JAGGER (Lead Singer, The Rolling Stones): (Singing) Gimme, gimme shelter.

(Soundbite of song, "I'm on Fire")

Mr. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Singer, Songwriter): (Singing) At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet and a freight train running through the middle of my head.

(Soundbite of song, "What's Going On")

Mr. MARVIN GAYE (Singer): (Singing) What's going on?

Unidentified Group: (Singing) What's going on?

Mr. GAYE: (Singing) Yeah, what's going on?

Unidentified Group: (Singing) What's going on?

(Soundbite of song, "Ready or Not")

Ms. LAURYN HILL (Singer, The Fugees): (Singing) Ready or not, here I come. You can't hide. Gonna find you and take it slowly.

SIEGEL: Well, the Rolling Stones, Kanye West, U2 - if you haven't guessed, the giveaway on this list is probably "Yes We Can," a song celebrating Barack Obama.

BLOCK: Unlikely that would turn up on John McCain's favorites. There is a glimmer of musical bipartisanship here, Robert. Both claim a fondness for Sinatra.

SIEGEL: Mm-hmm. Sinatra. And as for their number one picks, if you didn't recognize the snippets, Barack Obama went for "Ready or Not" by the Fugees, and John McCain's number one: the ABBA classic "Dancing Queen."

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