Ultimate campaign rally walk-up song: Mary J. Blige's 'Work That' or Lizzo’s 'Good as Hell'? | The Tylt

Ultimate campaign rally walk-up song: Mary J. Blige's 'Work That' or Lizzo’s 'Good as Hell'?

Presidential campaign rallies are where tradition meets drama, which makes for quite an interesting display from candidates across the board. As each candidate takes the stage, they are tasked with leaving attendees with a powerful-but-personable impression. The result: carefully crafted rally playlists and walk-up songs. The New York Times breaks down each candidates' playlist, providing details on walk-up songs, artist choice and more. Between Sen. Kamala Harris' choice of "Work That" by Mary J. Blige and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's "Good as Hell" by Lizzo, which song speaks to you more?

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Where would we be without a little fun in the 2020 election coverage? A team at the New York Times is ready to provide. Through joint political and musical expertise, a group of Times reporters analyzed the campaign rally playlists of Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Julián Castro, Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, and, of course, Donald Trump. 

The team highlights the tone, message and representation in each playlist, making for a lyrical analysis of each candidate's on-the-road personality. Take a listen below: 

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Harris' campaign addresses a host of issues, including affordable healthcare and economic empowerment, and according to the New York Times, Harris' campaign rally playlist honors a range of hip-hop artists. The playlist is:

...filled with funk classics, exuberant classic soul and modern-day gospel-pop, from Aretha to Prince to Pharrell.

The team calls Harris' walk-up song, "Work That" by Mary J. Blige, an empowering choice; it's an anthem that focuses on "authenticity and confidence." You can't help but feel Harris' enthusiasm and desire for change when you hear this song: 

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Meanwhile, Gillibrand has focused her campaign on tackling gender discrimination in many forms. The Times reports:

Ms. Gillibrand’s playlist likewise reflects her desire to appeal to female voters; nearly three-quarters of the artists are women.

Who better to walk up to, than the one, the only, Lizzo? 

At her first event, she walked up to Lizzo’s “Good as Hell,” a song about a woman breaking free of life’s stressors and becoming her best self. Ms. Gillibrand even released a video of herself dancing to the track on her campaign bus.

Lizzo could make the most left-footed among us dance, and "Good as Hell" will set any rally stage for an upbeat, hopeful attitude. 

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Ultimate campaign rally walk-up song: Mary J. Blige's 'Work That' or Lizzo’s 'Good as Hell'?
#WorkThatWalkUp
A festive crown for the winner
#WalkUpGoodAsHell