politics

McCain is a Dancing Queen

I’m not sure if I like McCain more or less now that I know his favorite song is “Dancing Queen” by ABBA. If that truly is his No. 1 jam, I enjoy the image of him rocking out that it conjures. If it was selected by a committee of campaign personnel who recognize the importance and demographic of Meryl Streep’s latest flick, it’s actually kind of boring.

Obama’s top song is “Ready or Not” by Fugees, which is a great song and a poetic choice.

Blender asked the candidates (or their campaigns) for their top 10. They are:

BARACK OBAMA

1. “Ready or Not,” Fugees

2. “What's Going On.” Marvin Gaye

3. “I'm On Fire,” Bruce Spingsteen

4. “Gimme Shelter,” Rolling Stones

5. “Sinnerman,” Nina Simone

6. “Touch the Sky,” Kanye West

7. “You'd Be So Easy to Love,” Frank Sinatra

8. “Think,” Aretha Franklin

9. “City of Blinding Lights,” U2

10. “Yes We Can,” will.i.am

JOHN McCAIN

1. “Dancing Queen,” ABBA

2. “Blue Bayou,” Roy Orbison

3. “Take a Chance On Me,” ABBA

4. “If We Make It Through December,” Merle Haggard

5. “As Time Goes By,” Dooley Wilson

6. “Good Vibrations,” The Beach Boys

7. “What A Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

8. “I've Got You Under My Skin,” Frank Sinatra

9. “Sweet Caroline,” Neil Diamond

10. “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” The Platters