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Super Tuesday Playlist

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/Getty)

It’s Super Tuesday, which means candidates are pulling out their super campaign songs. Today we take a closer look at 2012's election anthems…from Mitt Romney’s controversial partnership with Kid Rock to Ron Paul’s Star Wars March. Plus, a live performance from jazz vocalist Marianne Solivan. And, our weekly pick three.

Campaign Songs 2012

As ten states cast their ballots in Republican presidential primaries today, we take a listen to the music of 2012’s political campaigns. Allison Stewart, who has written about politics and music for outlets like the Washington Post, guides us through the candidates’ song selections – and musical endorsements – of late.

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Pick Three: Malcolm X Abram

Malcolm X Abram, music staff writer for the Akron Beacon Journal, joins us from the heart of Super Tuesday for our weekly Pick Three.

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Marianne Solivan: In Studio

Jazz vocalist Marianne Solivan might be a “Prisoner of Love” – at least, if the title of her debut album is to be believed – but her musical style isn’t one of timidity or restraint. The Queens native, whose record includes bassist Christian McBride and trumpter Jeremy Pelt, joins us for a live performance in our studio.

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Gig Alert: Fanfarlo

London quintet Farfarlo brings its playful, orchestral pop to Webster Hall on Tuesday night. Download the group's new single "Shiny Things." 

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