The “Not My President” Playlist

If you’re reading this, you most likely voted for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. And if you voted for Hillary Clinton, you’re probably still experiencing some residual pain, anger, and/or fear at the thought of what a Donald Trump presidency really means for this country.

I decided to add to my slowly-growing collection of Spotify playlists by putting up a post on Facebook asking people to tell me what songs were speaking to them right now, in the wake of the election. Click on the Spotify logo to be taken to the playlist, or check out the list of songs in the “Not My President” playlist below.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed. This is a solid, diverse list, and while it shows mostly sadness and anger, there’s a smidge of humor and hopefulness in there as well.

And hey, if you voted for Donald Trump, then just enjoy some good tunes, I guess.


1. 2Pac – “Changes”
2. 10,000 Maniacs – “What’s the Matter Here?”
3. AC/DC – “Highway to Hell”
4. Arrested Development – “Revolution”
5. The Beatles – “The End”
6. The Beatles – “Yesterday”
7. Bill Withers – “Ain’t No Sunshine”
8. Blue Oyster Cult – “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
9. Carly Simon – “You’re So Vain”
10. CeeLo Green – “Fuck You”
11. Common – “Glory”
12. Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Bad Moon Rising”
13. David Bowie – “I’m Afraid of Americans”
14. David Bowie – “This Is Not America”
15. The Doors – “The End”
16. Gary Jules – “Mad World”
17. Gil Scott-Heron – “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
18. Gramatik = “Illusion of Choice”
19. Green Day – “American Idiot”
20. GRiZ – “Gotta Push On”
21. Guy Fox – “Let’s Move to Canada”
22. Imogen Heap – “Hide and Seek”
23. Jefferson Airplane – “Volunteers”
24. John Mayer – “Waiting on the World to Change”
25. Kanye West – “New Slaves”
26. Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
27. Ledinsky – “DonaldTrumpMakesMeWannaSmokeCrack”
28. Lily Allen – “Fuck You”
29. Method Man – “Judgement Day”
30. Nas – “The World is Yours”
31. Nas – “My Country”
32, Neil Young – “Southern Man”
33. Nina Simone – “Mississippi Goddam”
34. Nine Inch Nails – “The Day the World Went Away”
35. Plain White T’s – “Hate (I Really Don’t Like You)”
36. Pretty Lights – “Change Is Gonna Come”
37. Public Enemy – “Fight the Power”
38. R.E.M. – “It’s the End of the World As We Know It”
39. Rage Against the Machine – “Wake Up”
40. Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
41. The Smiths – “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now”
42. Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun”
43. Three Days Grace – “I Hate Everything About You”
44. YG/Nipsey Hussle – “FDT”


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