Marco Rubio might be on his way to becoming one of the most powerful men in Washington, but that doesn't mean he's lost his common touch. Florida's junior senator unleashed his official Spotify playlist on the world last week, and it turns out his taste in music is pretty much that of the average Y100 listener.
5. U2, "Where the Streets Have No Name." Nice job choosing a U2 track from the Joshua Tree era, before the band embraced its status as the world's premier dad-rock band.
6. Matt Redman, "10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)." Obviously, he's gotta make sure he pleases his Christian base.
7. Coldplay, "Viva la Vida." Whoops, he just lost those early-era-U2 cool points for picking the world's premier U2 dad-rock-era cover band.
8. Tupac, "Changes." The sad irony of a Republican senator loving this song is almost too much to bear. If Rubio burned CDs of this track for every Republican on Capitol Hill, how many congressmen would realize, "Wait, our policies are kind of racist"?
11. The Script, "Hall of Fame," featuring Will.i.am. Nothing involving Will.i.am is defensible.
12. Gary Allen, "Every Storm (Runs Out of White)." Remember when Romney sources told the media that Rubio wouldn't be picked as vice president because Mittens wanted a "boring white guy," and you were just sitting there thinking, Wait, isn't Rubio a boring white guy? Proof: He listens to Gary Allen!
13. Carlos Vives, "Fruta Fresca." And here's the one reminder that Rubio isn't quite a boring white guy.
14. Pitbull, "Bon, Bon." Guess he's trying to squash that beef he started with Pitbull by telling GQ that the rapper's lyrics have "no message."
16. Kanye West, Big Sean, and Jay-Z, "Clique." This track gets a lot less cool when you imagine Rubio listening to it while he's heading to the Hill with Rand Paul and Jim DeMint to try to enact entitlement reform.