Curated by The Raedio and D-Nice, the playlist, which dropped on Friday, is the "official playlist for the inauguration of the 46th president and vice-president of the United States", according to @TheRaedio on Twitter.
🇺🇲 We did it, Joe! We partnered with @djdnice and curated an OFFICIAL 👀 playlist for the inauguration of the 46th President & Vice President of the United States. https://t.co/a9uX8fXDFM @BidenInaugural pic.twitter.com/8lDQA73HoC
— The Raedio (@TheRaedio) January 15, 2021
In a statement, the Biden-Harris team said that the playlist “represents the diversity of our nation, and our strength and resilience as we look forward to new leadership and a new era in America”.
Chief executive of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, Tony Allen, added: “Today we are excited to share President-elect Biden’s and Vice-President-elect Harris’ official inaugural playlist with the nation. These songs and artists reflect the relentless spirit and rich diversity of America. They are the score to a new chapter and will help bring people together as the Biden-Harris Administration begins its important work to unite our country.”
SZA, whose recently released single “Good Days” made an appearance on the playlist, posted an excited reaction to Twitter: “JUST FOUND OUT WE MADE IT TO THE INAUGURATION PLAYLIST."
— SZA (@sza) January 16, 2021
Other tracks span the decades, with Bob Marley & The Wailers ("Could You Be Loved"), MF Doom ("Coffin Nails"), A Tribe Called Quest ("Award Tour"), Curtis Mayfield ("Move on Up"), Jill Scott ("Golden"), The Impressions ("We're a Winner") and Dua Lipa ("Levitating")
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s inauguration takes place on Wednesday, 20 January in Washington, DC.
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