Hillary Clinton releases Spotify playlist
NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton has formally kicked off her presidential campaign with an outdoor rally on Roosevelt Island in New York City. She asked the thousands of supporters to join in her building an America “where we don’t leave anyone out or anyone behind.”
She promised to carry on the liberal legacy of President Barack Obama and former Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Bill Clinton.
And it appears that she is riding the streaming music wave.
Her campaign released her official 2016 Spotify playlist Saturday morning ahead of her first major rally in New York — and they’re lively tunes containing themes of positivity and resiliency.
None of the 14 songs on the 67-year-old candidate’s playlist was released before 1999, and the list includes popular female artists such as Sara Bareilles, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry and Ariana Grande.
One song in particular, Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger,” has lyrics that seemed particularly poignant for the political veteran.
“You think you got the best of me
Think you’ve had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I’d come running back
Baby you don’t know me, cause you’re dead wrong”
Unlike in the past, however, this campaign moment did not feature “Captain Jack” by Billy Joel, which might have made the playlist a bit more interesting.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.