Songs for Rocking the Vote

Annise Parker’s campaign just took 30 seconds out of their GOTV effort to tweet out a request:

Important: We’re creating a song playlist for our Election Night Party. Respond with your suggestions!

I like the idea of farming this out to volunteers. I’ve brought in a guest expert to suggest a few songs for the list, some for their message, and some for their capacity to kick-start a celebration.

Please welcome The High Priest of the Oldies to Nonsequiteuse:

Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells. You cannot help but feel good about being from Houston when you hear this song. Houston is going to need some tightening up, for sure, and Annise Parker is the person to do it.

She’s About a Mover by the Sir Douglas Quintet. Enough said.


(I’m Not Your ) Steppin’ Stone, first recorded by Paul Revere and the Raiders, but you may know the version by The Monkees. Timeless and timely message about people who do whatever it takes to be popular.


Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover by Bo Diddley. You can, however, judge one by the people who send out mailers on its behalf.

Everyday People by Sly and The Family Stone has to be on the play list, because that’s who will put Annise Parker in office. This video has a Dance to the Music bonus.

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    One Response to Songs for Rocking the Vote

    1. Teresa says:

      Love it … great way to start my Friday … sipping coffee, and dancin in my seat!

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