In the moments before the most recent Republican debate (and the unfortunate series of events that was the introductions), one of the candidates* had earbuds in. While I suppose he could have been playing inspirational historical oratory or the voices of his kids or whatnot, I like to think he was pumping himself up with some magnificent tunes.
Which naturally got me to thinking: What would my pre-debate playlist be? A quick back-of-the-envelope calculation resulted in this:
1. Lose Yourself, Eminem
2. My Shot, Lin-Manuel Miranda
3. Bulletproof, La Roux
4. Rolling in the Deep, Adele
5. Kryptonite, 3 Doors Down
6. No Rain, Blind Melon
7. Hit ‘Em Up Style, Blu Cantrell
8. Clocks, Coldplay
9. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes
10. Hey Jude, The Beatles
What about you? You needn’t be a Presidential candidate to play—everybody has to perform at some point. What would motivate you to get on the stage/in the seat/what-have-you and absolutely CRUSH IT?
* I'm not going to say which, since Duly Noted is an apolitical safe space.