Justin Townes Earle

Need distraction? This playlist will carry you through Election Day

Need distraction? This playlist will carry you through Election Day

On most days, and in the long run, culture may be upstream from politics. But Tuesday is Election Day, and I suspect even the most culturally-obsessed of us will prioritize the monumental decisions Americans are making collectively -- if fractiously -- all over the country. Which is not to say culture can't help.

Here's a playlist of 25 of my favorite songs and notes on why they reminded me of this particular presidential contest. No "Fight Song." I promise.

1. "I Need You To Survive," Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Choir: When I was in college, I occasionally went to services at a church where the choir sang this song on loop...

42°