NJ’s Chris Christie shares 20 fav songs, #12 may surprise you
Politico did an interesting thing possibly trying to humanize the presidential candidates or at least offering a unique insight into what makes them tick.
It started with X (formerly Twitter) user Nick Worrall posting a 20-song challenge.
Make a 20-track comp of your all-time fav tracks, each artist can only feature once. Not the ‘best’ songs, the ones that bring instant joy the second you hear the first note, the ones that give other people the best insight into what stirs your soul. Share when ready. #20tracks
Politico picked up on this and turned the question loose on presidential candidates and sat back to see who would answer. Wouldn’t you know former governor Chris Christie, having been to well over a hundred Bruce Springsteen concerts, would be drawn to a music challenge. Yet you couldn’t repeat an artist. What would he do there?
Obviously with his favorite artist being Bruce he would put a Springsteen song at his number one slot. But which song? And what about the other 19?
So here’s how it shaped up. And I really am kind of surprised at one of them.
1 — Thunder Road — Bruce Springsteen
2 — I Saw Her Standing There — The Beatles
3 — Gimme Shelter — Rolling Stones
4 — Dream On — Aerosmith
5 — Pink Houses — John Cougar Mellencamp
6 — Pressure — Billy Joel
7 — Livin’ on a Prayer — Bon Jovi
8 — Run to You — Bryan Adams
9 — Every Teardrop is a Waterfall — Coldplay
10 — In the Air Tonight — Phil Collins
11 — Let’s Go Crazy — Prince & the Revolution
12 — Castle on the Hill — Ed Sheeran
13 — Tiny Dancer — Elton John
14 — Roxanne — The Police
15 — And She Was — Talking Heads
16 — Where the Streets Have No Name — U2
17 — Mr. Brightside — The Killers
18 — Finish what Ya Started — Van Halen
19 — Hotel California — The Eagles
20 — Runnin’ Down a Dream — Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I guess 12 surprised me because I wouldn’t take Christie for an Ed Sheeran fan. To be honest, Coldplay got a double take from me as well. Which in turn brings up the question did Chris Christie or any of these candidates really pick these themselves?
Or did some quick research from their camps determine what songs might appeal to a demographic that they could be running stronger in and went with it?
Personally, I think Christie is a passionate enough guy that he probably really did pick these. I don’t know about the others.
If you want to see which other candidates played along and what they chose find it here. And how weird is it that Vivek Ramaswamy played along but could only come up with 8?
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