Elton John and Van Morrison Top Bill Clinton’s Favorite Songs Playlist
Elton John and Van Morrison have turned up on former President Bill Clinton's Top 20 Songs of All Time playlist. While you won't hear 'Ace Of Spades,' 'Sex Bomb,' or even 'Space Truckin'' on the former president's iPod, you will hear a cool variety of sounds that lean toward jazz, folk and gospel. Favorites from Willie Nelson and Simon & Garfunkel stand next to artists like Miles Davis and Nina Simone.
Our 42nd president has always had a connection to the music he loves, from having Fleetwood Mac play his inaugural gala, hanging around with Bono or famously tooting his own horn (literally) on the Arsenio Hall Show all those years ago.
On Oct. 15, Mr. Clinton celebrated the tenth anniversary of the William J. Clinton Foundation with the “Decade Of Difference” event. Held at The Hollywood Bowl, it featured a wide variety of performers including Kenny Chesney, Stevie Wonder, and Linda Tripp, I mean Lady Gaga.
The foundation, with offices located in NYC, Boston and Little Rock, was established with the stated mission to "strengthen the capacity of people throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence”.
Rock on Mr. Prez!
Bill Clinton's Top 20 Songs of All Time:
Mickey Magnum - 'In The Presence Of Jehova'
Miles Davis - 'My Funny Valentine'
Nina Simone - 'I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free'
John Coltrane & Johhny Hartman - 'My One And Only Love'
Zoot Sims -'Summertime'
Mahalia Jackson - 'Take My Hand Precious Lord'
Igor Butman - 'Nostalgia'
Judy Collins - 'Chelsea Morning'
David Sanborn - 'Harlem Nocturne'
Phil Coulter - 'This Town I Loved So Well'
Van Morrison - 'Brown Eyed Girl'
Carly Simon - 'You And I Get Along So Well'
Stan Getz With Bahai - 'Charlie Byrd'
Simon & Garfunkel - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'
Sarah McLachlan - 'Angel'
Elton John - 'Philadelphia Freedom'
Willie Nelson - 'A Song For You'
Joan Baez - 'Winds Of The Old Days'
John Williams - 'Concierto De Aranjuez'