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Our Voting Playlist

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Many of us have our Girl’s Night Out playlists, our Halloween playlists, and of course, our Black Music for Activism playlists. But what about our voting playlists? 

We polled LWV staff on which songs excited them to cast their ballots. Here’s what they said! 

Songs for Celebrating People Power 

These songs have us celebrating the people who power our elections: us! 

  • This Land is Your Land, Woody Guthrie 

  • Turn the World Around, Harry Belafonte 

  • People Have the Power, Patti Smith 

  • Immigrants (We Get the Job Done), K’NAAN, Snow Tha Product, Riz Ahmed, Residente 

  • Lift Every Voice and Sing, Melinda Doolittle 

  • Only The Young, Taylor Swift 

  • Run the World (Girls), Beyoncé 

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Songs for Staying in the Fight 

These songs invigorate us to vote on the issues that impact our daily lives.  

  • Woke Up This Morning with My Mind Stayed on Freedom, Sweet Honey in the Rock 

  • 19th Amendment, Dolly Parton 

  • Eyes on the Prize, Mavis Staples 

  • Higher Ground, Stevie Wonder 

  • The Times They Are A-Changin', Bob Dylan 

  • Mississippi Goddam, Nina Simone 

  • We Shall Overcome, Pete Seeger 

  • Move On Up, Curtis Mayfield 

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Songs for When You Get Your “I Voted” Sticker 

These songs just make us happy to participate in the democratic process. 

  • Freedom, Jon Batiste 

  • My Shot, Hamilton 

  • Respect, Aretha Franklin 

  • Don’t Stop Me Now, Queen 

  • Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus 

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