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Back in February, Obama released his campaign playlist. So in honour of his win in last night's election, here is that selection again.

The 29-song playlist offers up a wide variety of genres, from ELO and Al Green (no surprise, given this recent performance) all the way through to Wilco and Jennifer Hudson.

While we're not suggesting that he won on the strength on his playlist, the variety of music helps him cross off different pockets of voters with a selection of country songs (Sugarland, Zac Brown Band) for the traditional voters and something a bit alternative for the cool kids (Florence & The Machine, Arcade Fire).

We're assuming he has a premium account...

The full list is here:

Different People - No Doubt

Got to Get You Into My Life - Earth, Wind & Fire

Green Onions - Booker T & The MG’s

I Got You - Wilco

Keep on Pushing - The Impressions

Keep Reachin' Up - Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators

Love You I Do? - Jennifer Hudson

No Nostalgia - AgesAndAges

Raise Up - Ledisi

Stand Up - Sugarland

This - Darius Rucker

We Used To Wait - Arcade Fire

You've Got the Love - Florence and the Machine

Your Smiling Face - James Taylor

Roll with the Change - REO Speedwagon

Everyday America - Sugarland

Learn to Live - Darius Rucker

Let’s Stay Together - Al Green

Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra

My Town - Montgomery Gentry

The Best Thing about Me Is You - Ricky Martin, featuring Joss Stone

You are the Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne

Keep Marchin - Raphael Saadiq

Tonight's The Kind of Night - Noah and the Whale

We Take Care of Our Own - Bruce Springsteen

Keep Me In Mind - Zac Brown Band

The Weight - Aretha Franklin cover of song by The Band

Even Better Than The Real Thing - U2

Home - Dierks Bentley

Listen to the playlist here.

(Images: Rex Features)

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