A Playlist Full Of Optimism (And A Little Bit Of Weirdness)

Songs used on MSNBC during the cable net’s run-up to this morning’s Presidential inauguration: John Mayer, “Waiting On The World To Change”; Steve Winwood, “Back In The High Life”; the Who, “My Generation.” (That last selection was, in fact, played through to its lyric about dying before one gets old, which seemed, um, kind of odd.) Meanwhile, its broadcast parent is using the ever-uplifting Arcade Fire to score crowd shots of the teeming masses in D.C. Feel free to post any other notable uses of music in this morning’s barrage of news packages (or, heck, what you’re listening to as mood music) here.

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  • Maura Johnston

    Ah, the first Coldplay spin.

  • Maura Johnston

    And now, “Beautiful Day”!

  • Ned Raggett

    It’s like a soundtrack from hell! Can I mute-button the world?

  • Mike P.

    I lucked out; the only song I heard on MSNBC during breakfast was “A Change is Gonna Come.”

  • iantenna

    @Mike P.: i heard word last night (as i was playing the baby huey version on my radio show) that bettye lavette and jon bon jovi did this as a duet yesterday or the steps of the lincoln memorial or some shit. did this really happen? and how was it?