Top 10 songs liberal reporters listen to on Spotify

By Megan Carpentier
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:55 EDT
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Spotify is creepy. Although you can listen to nearly anything your heart desires, you have to go to some effort to opt out of letting other people know what you’re listening to — and, really, no one needs to know that you just listened to “Call Me Maybe” five times in a row.

Or maybe they do. In fact, one wonders if that’s not kind of the business model.

But, Spotify’s public pronouncements about people’s musical tastes does make for some interesting voyeurism. And thus, culled from the Raw Story staff’s Spotify accounts, a list of the most hilarious songs that the following 10 liberal reporters listened to on Spotify.

10: Dorsey Shaw, video editor at BuzzFeed and former editor at Air America
“This Bottle (In My Hand)” by David Coe and George Jones

9: Shani Hilton, staff writer at the Washington City Paper
“Brick House” by Lionel Richie

8: Dam Froomkin, senior Washington correspondent at the Huffington Post
“For the Love of Money” by the O-Jays

7: Ana Marie Cox, political columnist for The Guardian
“Heads Will Roll” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

6: Spencer Ackerman, senior reporter at Wired’s Danger Room:
The album “Synthetica” by Metric (the song “Youth Without Youth” from that album is below)

5. Kase Wickman, former Raw Story Associate Editor and a reporter at The Daily:
“You Only Live Twice” by Nancy Sinatra, from the soundtrack of the 1967 Bond movie of the same name

4: Adam Serwer, reporter at Mother Jones
“Drop It Like It’s Hot” by Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell

3: Ezra Klein, blogger and columnist for the Washington Post and contributor for MSNBC
“Drive By” by Train

2: Brian Stelter, reporter for the New York Times
“Back In Time” by Pitbull off the “Men In Black III” soundtrack

1: Ryan Reilly, reporter at Talking Points Memo:
The “Glee” Cast recording of “Sweet Caroline”

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Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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