If you can’t beat him, just sing along.
That could be the philosophy of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) — for now. The Senate minority leader — who recently told The Huffpost that he’s still open to working with a president who lacks competence — has come up with a Spotify playlist to mark the early reign of Donald Trump. It’s a little bit light-hearted tongue-in-cheek (check out Trump in the “Saturday Night Live” parody video of Drake’s “Hotline Bling” above), a little bit angry, and lots of frustrated.
“Music has meant so much these #Trump100days,” Schumer tweeted Saturday, taking a tune-ful break from relentless Twitter attacks on Trump policies. “Shirelles, Springsteen & more, here’s my Spotify #100days playlist.”
Music has meant so much these #Trump100days. Shirelles, @springsteen & more here's my @Spotify #100days playlist: https://t.co/vzRbMTWwmG— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 29, 2017
Unfortunately, there’s not a song for each day. But Schumer has come up with 32 of them, with several titles and lyrics lamenting bitter realizations, disappointing people and lies, like B.B. King’s “Fool Me Once,” and The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”
Some of the picks zing particular Trump issues — or personality traits, like “He’s Mista Know-It-All,” by Stevie Wonder, “I Want It Now,” sung by Esperanza Spalding, and Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend,” an apparent dig at the president’s several weekends off playing golf at Mar-a-Lago.
A common theme involves “alternative facts,” such as “Lyin’ Eyes,” by The Eagles, “Lies,” by the Thomson Twins (”Lies, lies, lies, yeah”), and “Beautiful Liar,” by Beyonce and Shakira.
But there are also a couple about optimism for a better future like Bruce Springsteen’s “Land of Hope and Dreams” (”Big wheels rolling through fields where sunlight streams; meet me in a land of hope and dreams.”)
And Bob Marley croons in “Three Little Birds”on Schumer’s playlist: “Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause everything gonna be all right.”
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