Celebrity Playlists

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Here's a sampling of songs some celebrities have loaded on their iPods.

President Bush

  • “Centerfield,” John Fogerty
  • “Brown-Eyed Girl,” Van Morrison
  • “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care,” Joni Mitchell
  • “The House Is Rockin’,” Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • “My Sharona,” The Knack

Lemony Snicket

  • “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” Green Day
  • “Nobody’s Fault But My Own,” Beck
  • “Ramon,” Laurie Anderson
  • “Sonata No. 9, Op. 16 ‘Black Mass,’” Vladimir Horowitz
  • “One Day Late,” Sam Phillips

Hillary Clinton

  • “Hey Jude,” The Beatles
  • “Respect,” Aretha Franklin
  • “Take It to the Limit,” Eagles
  • “Beautiful Day,” U2

Carole King

  • “Speed of Sound,” Coldplay
  • “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk,” Rufus Wainwright
  • “Pinball Wizard,” The Who
  • “Almost Blue,” Diana Krall
  • “Talk of the Town,” Pretenders

Tom Brady

  • “Dream On,” Aerosmith
  • “Lose Yourself,” Eminem
  • “Possum Kingdom,” The Toadies
  • “If I Can't,” 50 Cent
  • “Fell on Black Days,” Soundgarden
  • “Bittersweet Symphony,” The Verve
  • “Award Tour,” A Tribe Called Quest
  • “Mysterious Ways,” U2
  • “I Can,” Nas
  • “Shiver” Coldplay
  • “My Name Is,” Eminem
  • “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For,” U2
  • “Jesus Walks,” Kanye West
  • “Beast of Burden,” The Rolling Stones
  • “Wonderwall,” Oasis
  • “Black,” Pearl Jam
  • “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” U2
  • “Encore,” Jay-Z

Andrew Lloyd Webber

  • “David,” Nellie McKay
  • “Señorita,” Justin Timberlake
  • “Lose Yourself,” Eminem
  • “Tosca, Act II, Vissi d'arte,” Maria Callas
  • “Jailhouse Rock,” Elvis Presley
  • “In Dreams,” Roy Orbison
  • “No Matter What,” Boyzone
  • “Let's Dance,” David Bowie
  • “Sk8er Boi,” Avril Lavigne
  • “Love Is Strange,” The Everly Brothers

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

  • “A Horse with No Name,” America
  • “Seven Spanish Angels,” Ray Charles, Willie Nelson (Ray Charles & Friends)
  • “You Got Lucky,” Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • “Right Now,” Korn
  • “Strange Days,” The Matthew Good Band
  • “Rebel Sodville,” Marcy Playground
  • “Amanda,” Boston
  • “Away from the Sun,” 3 Doors Down
  • “The Back of Your Hand,” Dwight Yoakam
  • “Caught Up in You,” .38 Special
  • “Blown Wide Open,” Big Wreck
  • “Seeing Things,” The Black Crowes
  • “Chain,” The Fire Theft
  • “Sara,” Fleetwood Mac
  • “I Can Still Make Cheyenne,” George Strait
  • “Sundown,” Gordon Lightfoot
  • “Mr. Moon,” O.A.R.
  • “King of Pain,” The Police
  • “Killing in the Name,” Rage Against the Machine
  • “Leather and Lace,” Stevie Nicks & Don Henley
  • “Africa,” Toto
  • “Tell Me I Was Dreaming,” Travis Tritt

Michael Moore

  • “Chimes of Freedom,” Bruce Springsteen
  • “We Want It All,” Rage Against the Machine
  • “Know Your Rights,” The Clash
  • “Where Is the Love?” Black Eyed Peas & Justin Timberlake
  • “Hallelujah,” Jeff Buckley

Nick Hornby

  • “East,” Marah
  • “Stranger in My Own Home Town,” Elvis Presley
  • “Go or Go Ahead,” Rufus Wainwright
  • “The Seed (2.0),” The Roots & Cody Chestnutt
  • “Saint Simon,” The Shins
  • “Help Me,” Sonny Boy Williamson
  • “In Between Days,” Ben Folds
  • “Set You Free,” The Black Keys
  • “Hackensack,” Fountains of Wayne
  • “Wedding Bell Blues,” Laura Nyro
  • “Brooklyn (acoustic version),” Jesse Malin
  • “Think It Over,” Allison Moorer
  • “One More Song the Radio Won't Like,” Kathleen Edwards
  • “Joe's Head,” Kings of Leon

Patti Smith

  • “Visite du Vigile,” Miles Davis
  • “Two Soldiers,” Bob Dylan
  • “Little Girl Blue,” Janis Joplin
  • “Somebody to Love,” Jefferson Airplane
  • “Orange Crush,” R.E.M.

Source: iTunes, 2006, and The New York Times.

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