President Barack Obama Chooses AgesandAges for 2012 Campaign Playlist | Live Wire Radio

Last week, Portlanders everywhere were shocked and amazed to find our very own AgesandAges included on President Obama's 2012 campaign playlist with their song, "No Nostalgia". Perhaps no one was more surprised than AgesandAges frontman Tim Perry, who posted this on his Facebook profile:

"Not so long ago, I sat on the foot of my bed and started writing this song, called "No Nostalgia." Then AgesandAges came along and we recorded it. I woke up this morning to the news that it's one of 29 songs on President Obama's playlist, according to the Wall Street Journal. Surreal doesn't begin to describe."

AgesandAges was one of our favorite musical guests last year. You, too, can partake in the enjoyment of AgesandAges on Live Wire by downloading Episode 148 and listening to their live performance of "No Nostalgia" below.

You may or may not recognize a few of the other artists on Obama's playlist:
(Special thanks to Oregon Music News for writing these all out. Our frail digits owe you an adult beverage!) 

“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 Changes” – 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
“Even Better Than The Real Thing” – U2
“Home” – Dierks Bentley 

Read more about AgesandAges and the Obama campaign playlist through the Wall Street JournalRolling StonePortland MercuryIFCOregon Music NewsPortland Monthly and Penguin Teen.