A Playlist for Election Day 

Great music is key to successfully participating in the fight for our democracy. 

Whether you are voting for the first time or a returning ballot caster, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about Election Day. 

Your vote is your voice!  

If you want our country to move ahead a certain way, then you must make sure that the people who are making those decisions are the people you trust. And a good soundtrack will keep you pumped up on the way to the polls!  

While scientists are still trying to figure out what exactly is going on in our brains when we listen to music and how it produces such potent effects on the psyche, studies have shown that listening to music can excite, calm and, according to Daniel Levitin, a prominent psychologist who studies the neuroscience of music at McGill University in Montreal, reduce anxiety and stress better than prescribed drugs. 

That is why the American Civil Liberties Union has created an Election Day playlist on Spotify. The playlist is a locally curated list of eclectic songs, best listened to with friends, that includes: 

  • “Keep Ya Head Up” by Tupac Shakur 
  • "Only the Young” by Taylor Swift  
  • “American" by RuPaul 
  • “Treat People with Kindness” by Harry Styles  
  • “Inside Your Head” by Juke the Tiger  
  • And so many more!  

The playlist is available on Spotify to listen now. Be sure to like and download!  

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