Playlist of the Week: Election Aftermath
This playlist is combined with influential songs relating to peace, love, unity, respect, and courage. It’s perfect to listen to after the stressful and strenuous election process and will surely inspire listeners to stay motivated and hopeful.
Where is the Love? by Black Eyed Peas
What matters are the ways you choose to treat people amid devastations. No presidential candidate can stop you from spreading the love or determine your personal actions towards your community.
Stressed Out by Twenty-One Pilots
More along the lines of “wish we could turn back time to the good ol’ days… before this election.” Everyone is stressed out over the results of the election and this is a good song to relate to. We can’t do anything about the voting process now other than try our best to cope with it.
Rise Up by Andra Day
This powerful song expresses the meaning that we need to stick together as one and remain confident, regardless of the hardships we endure.
The World is Ours by Aloe Blacc and David Correy
The first thing you hear is Aloe Blacc’s voice forcefully spreading the fact that we, as a big community, are all we need. The world is our playground and no one can take that away from us.
Party in the U.S.A. by Miley Cyrus
This song was thrown into the playlist not necessarily because we should be celebrating, but more along the lines of keeping a sense of adventure and knowledge of the fact that we all have voices that need to be heard, and to continue to make a difference in the country while being optimistic. Life is a miraculous thing and is meant to be enjoyed.
I’m Going Slightly Mad by Queen
The title and chorus of this track says it all. I’m sure many citizens can say that after this election process we are all going “slightly mad” and who better to convey that message than the effectual band, Queen.
One Love by Bob Marley & The Wailers
This classic song, performed by a Reggae legend, reminds listeners to focus on the positive of all situations and remind us how we all share the power of love and how it’s desperately needed in times like these.
The Times They Are A-Changin’ by Bob Dylan
Yes, our country is about to change and it’s inevitable. Prepare for the worst, prepare for the best and acknowledge the fact that it’s only four years and if we stay united nothing can break us.
Marchin On by One Republic
This is the perfect track to end the playlist on. The constant background drumming helps to command the meaning of the song which is no matter how hard the consequences are we continue to live life and strive for excellence.