Baltimore Politicians Pick Their Summer Songs: SRB asks us to meet her halfway while Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, and show tunes also appear

Baltimore Politicians Pick Their Summer Songs: SRB asks us to meet her halfway while Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, and show tunes also appear
Kendrick Lamar's 'Alright' was one of Joshua Harris' picks

Last week, President Obama released two playlists featuring his favorite songs for the summer. We thought we'd look to some Baltimore politicians for a few songs that would make their summer playlists. We will be sure to update this list as we get more recommendations.

-Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore: S-8ighty feat. Lil Wayne, 'Halfway (Remix)'

-Joshua Harris, Green Party mayoral candidate: Kendrick Lamar, 'Alright'; Bill Withers, 'Lovely Day'

-Alan Walden, Republican mayoral candidate: Walden told us that his choices, all from Broadway musicals, are “laden with the wit whimsy, and irony that graces our political process; especially this year." He suggested 'The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands,' from "Li'l Abner"; 'Politics And Poker' from "Fiorello"; and 'Cool Considerate Men,' from "1776."

-Cory McCray, Maryland Delegate: T.I. feat. Rihanna, 'Live Your Life'; Jay Z feat. Mr. Hudson 'Forever Young'; Wale feat. Usher, 'Matrimony'; Adele, 'Set Fire To The Rain'; Bruno Mars, 'When I Was Your Man'; Ghostface Killah, 'All That I Got is You'; and Jadakiss, 'Things I've Been Through.'

-Brandon Scott, City Council Representative, District 2: Mos Def, 'The Rape Over'; The Foreign Exchange, 'So What if It Is,' and James Brown, 'Mother Popcorn.' Scott added in his email that he "could go on and on."

-Connor Meek, Green party candidate for President of City Council: Rare Earth, 'I Just Want to Celebrate' and The Roots, 'I Remain Calm.'

-Shannon Sneed, Democratic candidate for City Council District 13: Chance The Rapper, 'Blessings'; DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, 'Summertime'; and Beyoncé, 'Get Me Bodied.'

For more summer songs, check our our round-up of local summer mixes here.

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