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Bush's Secret iPod Playlist

April 13, 2005

The political and entertainment worlds are abuzz with discussion and analysis regarding the contents of President Bush's iPod. The list, released by the White House on Tuesday, reveals a bland and predictable mix of rock classics and country.
What is much more interesting - and surprising - are the songs comprising Bush's previously secret playlist. Released only this morning under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, Bush's other playlist is said to include:
- "Head Like a Hole" (Nine Inch Nails)
- "American Idiot" (Green Day)
- "Sympathy for the Devil" (The Rolling Stones)
- "Rock the Casbah" (The Clash)
- "Ohio" (CSNY)
- "Girlfriend in a Coma" (The Smiths)
- "It's Raining Men" (The Weather Girls)
- "Just Like Heaven" (The Cure)
- "Spirit in the Sky" (Norman Greenbaum)
- "God's Country" (U2)
- "Cocaine" (Eric Clapton)
- "Casey Jones" (Grateful Dead)
- "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" (George Thoroughgood)
- "Lies" (Thompson Twins)
- "Loser" (Beck)
- "Big Mouth Strikes Again" (The Smiths)
- "What a Shame About Me" (Steely Dan)
- "War" (Edwin Starr)
- "Poppa Don't Preach" (Madonna)
- "Blinded Me with Science" (Thomas Dolby)
- "Southern Man" (Neil Young)
- "Sweet Home Alabama" (Lynrd Skynrd)
- "U.S. Blues" (Grateful Dead)
- "Straight Outta Compton" (NWA)
- "Fight the Power" (Public Enemy)
Bush's iPod supposedly contains a hidden gem: a prerelease version of Toby Keith's "Video Soldier, Real Life Cracker."

12 comments on “Bush's Secret iPod Playlist”

  1. Atrocity Exhibition, with Joy Division, for da fellas with the lashes at Abu Garai.
    Killing an Arab, Cure, is a must.

  2. Here! The fascists who run this one want more comment by me but I think the lack of wordy comment is a comment in itself.

  3. loved the about these favorites from poopy's era in the oval office,
    Lords of the New Church, Method to my Madness
    Holy War
    and last but not least,Open your Eyes
    (see the lies right in front of you)

  4. According to impeccable sources, there's more:
    Killing an Arab (The Cure)
    Jesus Hold My Hand (Clawson)
    Take The Money And Run (Steve Miller)
    I Drink Alone (George Thorogood)
    Bodycount (Ice T)
    Hang On To Your Ego (Beach Boys)
    Dazed And Confused (Led Zeppelin)
    Papa Don't Preach (Madonna)
    Live And Let Die (Mc Cartney)
    Pretzel Logic (Steely Dan)
    Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode)

  5. Don't forget
    "Faith" -- George Michael
    "Big Balls" -- AC/DC
    "All Lies" -- 3rd Strike
    "Take On Me" -- A-Ha
    "How to be a Millionare" -- ABC
    "No More Mr. nice Guy" -- Alice Cooper
    "What the Hell have I done" -- Alice in Chains
    "Smooth Criminal" -- Alien Ant Farm
    "Don't Speak" -- No Dought
    "Diary of a Madman" -- Ozzy Osbourne
    "Cowboys from Hell" -- Pantera
    "Getting away with Murder" -- Papa Roach
    "Rock and a Hard Place" -- Rolling Stones
    "Gasoline" -- Seether
    "Don't be Stupid" -- Shania Twain
    "Bottom of a Bottle" -- Smile Empty Soul
    "Black Gold" -- Soul Asylum

  6. Bush's Double Secert ipod list is sure to contain the OutKast anthem "Bombs over Bagdad". I was shocked that it was omitted from both rather tame lists. I Know it was blaring in my Mp3 player(and at times my loudspeaker) when I was driving my HUMMV in and around Iraq. Of couse nothing clears the streets like LUDACRIS'"Move Bitch",
    FYI: Iraqi kids love RunDMC's "It's Tricky". George(my former boss) and all you other list lovers might like it as well.

  7. Surely "Reasons" by Bush (aptly enough)?
    Though, does seem pretty short of them.

  8. Surely "Reasons" by Bush (aptly enough)?
    Though, he does seem pretty short of them.


Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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