Joe Biden and Kamala Harris release inauguration playlist to celebrate the big event

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have released an inauguration playlist featuring songs from SZA and Beyoncé

Joe Biden, Democratic presidential nominee, left, and Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic vice presidential nominee outside the Chase Center during the Democratic National Convention in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020.
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ team have released a 46-song playlist to celebrate the inauguration of the 46th president - see what they did there? After weeks of political unrest and the shock of the Capitol riots, we finally have some lighthearted news. 

The playlist features a wide range of genres covering modern hits to the classic, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The playlist was curated The Raedio and D-Nice, and it's aptly named the ‘Official playlist for the inauguration of the 46th President and Vice President of the United States”. It features songs from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, and many more. 

As most people will not be able to celebrate the inauguration as we would have wanted, a playlist is just the thing we need to celebrate at home - as well as our Kamala Harris pearls.

In a statement from Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' team, the playlist is described as “representing the diversity of our nation, and our strength and resilience as we look forward to new leadership and a new era in America”.

Supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on the song choices, and even SZA has expressed her joy at being featured. She said: “JUST FOUND OUT WE MADE IT TO THE INAUGURATION PLAYLIST WE DID IT JOE Thank you for this honor.” A call back to the now iconic phone call between Harris and Biden that swiftly became a meme. 

Another user wrote: "I'll say this. @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris know how to put a playlist together.”

The Chief Executive of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, Tony Allen said: “We are excited to share President-elect Biden’s and Vice-President-elect Harris’ official inaugural playlist with the nation. These songs and artists reflect the relentless spirit and rich diversity of America.”

Here's the full list of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris release inauguration playlist:

The Beatles - Come together

Jason Derulo - Pick up the pieces

Bruce Springsteen - We take care of our won

Daryl Hall and John Oates- You make my dreams come true

The Weeknd- What you need

Mac Miller- Blue World

Heatwave- The Groove line

A Tribe Called Quest -Award Tour

MF Doom - Coffin Nails

Free Nationals- Eternal light

Burna Boy- Destiny

Led Zeppelin- Fool in the rain

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved

Curtis Mayfield -Move on Up

Jill Scott- Golden

The Impressions -We're a Winner

Dua Lipa - Levitating

The Doobie Brothers- What a Fool Believes

Bill Withers- Lovely Day

Chris Brown- Mirage

Shania Twain- Still the One

Oddisee- That's Love

Anitta, Major Lazer- Make It Hot

Whitney Houston, Kygo- Higher Love

Earth, Wind & Fire- That's the Way of the World

Vampire Weekend- Unbelievers


Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher

SZA- Good Days

Vampire Weekend- Step

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.