Presidential Playlist: Listen to All 46 Inauguration Songs

The 2021 Inauguration Playlist, curated by D-Nice and Raedio, is heavy on soul, R&B, hip-hop and reggae, reflecting Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' taste. It's 46 songs deep, from 1965-2020.



"Uptight (Everything's Alright)" - Stevie Wonder
From Up-Tight, 1965
Peaked at No. 3
Listen to it here

"Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher and Higher)" - Jackie Wilson
From Higher and Higher, 1967
Peaked at No. 6
Listen to it here

"We're a Winner" - The Impressions
From We're a Winner, 1967
Peaked at No. 14

"California Soul" - Marlena Shaw
From Marlena Shaw, 1969

"Here Comes the Sun" - The Beatles
From Abbey Road, 1969
Listen to it here



"Move on Up" - Curtis Mayfield
From Curtis, 1971
Listen to it here

"Do It Again" - Steely Dan
From Can't Buy a Thrill, 1972
Peaked at No. 6
Listen to it here

"We the People" - the Staple Singers
From Be Altitude: Respect Yourself, 1972

"Pick Up the Pieces" - Average White Band
From AWB, 1974
Peaked at No. 5
Listen to it here

"Give the People What They Want" - The O'Jays'
From Survival, 1975
Peaked at No. 45

"That's the Way of the World" - Earth, Wind & Fire
From That's the Way of the World, 1975
Peaked at No. 12

"I'll Be Good to You" - The Brothers Johnson
From Look Out for No. 1, 1976
Peaked at No. 3

"Still the One" - Orleans
From Waking and Dreaming, 1976
Peaked at No. 5
Listen to it here

"Got to Give It Up" - Marvin Gaye
From Live at the London Palladium, 1977
Peaked at No. 1


"Lovely Day" - Bill Withers
From Menagerie, 1977
Peaked at No. 30

"The Groove Line" - Heatwave
From Central Heating, 1978
Peaked at No. 7

"Fool in the Rain" - Led Zeppelin
From In Through the Out Door, 1979
Peaked at No. 29
Listen to the 1990 remastered version here

"What a Fool Believes" - Doobie Brothers
From Minute to Minute, 1979
Peaked at No. 1
Listen to it here

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Steve Bloom

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