Election Night Jitters: A Video Playlist

By Cathleen Falsani 11-06-2012

From the Man in Black to the Beastie Boys and everything in between -- we give you a little compilation of video salve to help you get through election night.


1.     "If a Song Could Be President," by Over the Rhine

2.     "Within You Without You," George Harrison (Beatles)

3.     "One," by U2

4.     "Vote For Somebody" by the Democracy Prep's Fourth Graders (to the tune of "Call Me Maybe")

5.     "Can We Still Be Friends?" by Todd Rundgren (with Daryl Hall)

6.     "We Didn't Start the Fire," by Billy Joel

7.     "A Change Gonna Come," by the Rev. Al Green

8.     "So Whatcha Want?" by the Beastie Boys

9.     "Uprising" by Muse

10.   "You're the Man," by Marvin Gaye

11.   "Fortunate Son," by Creedence Clearwater Revival

12.   "Mr. November," by The National

13.   "The One That Got Away," by Katy Perry

14.   "Great Times" by will.i.am

15.   "Tracy Flick Is Not Upset" from the movie "Election"

16.   "It's Gonna Be Alright" by Gerry and the Pacemakers

17.   "Power to the People," by John Lennon

18.   "Peace, Love and Understanding," by Elvis Costello

19.   "Changes," by David Bowie

20.   "Waiting," by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

21.   "Freedom," by Richie Havens (Live at Woodstock, 1969)

22.   "I'm So Blue," by Joe Cocker

23.   "Red, Red Wine," by UB40

24.   "American Beauty," by Thomas Newman

25.   "This Land Is Your Land," by Johnny Cash

Cathleen Falsani is Web Editor and Director of New Media for Sojourners. A native of New England who grew up on the shores of the Atlantic, she lives in a seaside village in Southern California with her husband and son. Follow Cathleen on Twitter @godgrrl.

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