Florida Democrats have served up a musical serving of sarcasm aimed at Gov. Rick Scott, who finally stopped the (non)suspense and announced this week he’s running against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
The Dems’ “Smooth Criminal for Senate” playlist features hits by Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Kanye West and The Notorious B.I.G.,
Some of the samples are obvious, such as two versions of “Plead the Fifth” (“couldn’t find 75 songs with the title,” the press release accompanying the playlist reads), a reference to the former health care mogul’s repeated use of the Fifth Amendment during a deposition ages ago.
Other selections, like “Robots” by Flight of the Concords, are a tad more subtle.
And of course there’s a reference to onetime First Dog Reagan, a yellow lab who was a brief resident of the governor’s mansion, with “Who Let the Dogs Out.”
We could have lived without “Oil Rigs,” and the G-rated version of “Gold Digger” doesn’t quite cut it, but hey, we get it.
The Fla Dems might be taking a page from President Obama, whose summer (day and night) Spotify playlists — featuring Bob Dylan, The Isley Brothers, Coldplay, Howlin’ Wolf, to name just a few — were a huge hit.
No indication yet if President Trump will carry on the tradition.
Here’s a link to the playlist, and here are the tracks:
- Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson
- Who Let the Dogs Out by Baha Men – Where’s Reagan?
- Mo Money Mo Problems by Notorious B.I.G., Mase, Diddy
- The First Cut is the Deepest by Sheryl Crow -The first cut was just the beginning.
- Plead the Fifth by Kip Moore
- Plead the Fifth by Liana Banks – Couldn’t find 75 songs with the title.
- Me, Myself and I by Beyonce
- Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh
- Selfish by Future and Rihanna
- Gold Digger by Kanye West and Jamie Foxx
- Criminal by Britney Spears
- Oil Rigs by Atena
- Robots by Flight of the Conchords