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Lily Allen’s “Donald Trump” Playlist

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Article by Derek Flynn © 24 January 2017.
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Unless you’ve been held captive in a dungeon for the past few days, you can’t have missed the fact that a certain orange business mogul was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. I think it’s fair to say that a few people were less than enamoured by this development.

One of those people was singer, Lily Allen. To “commemorate” Trump’s inauguration, Allen put together a little Spotify playlist entitled, “He’s Got the Whole World in his Tiny Hands”.

Highlights of the playlist include: “Rasputin” by Boney M and “Russian Roulette” by Rihanna; “Going To A Town” by Rufus Wainwright (with its refrain “I’m so tired of America”); and such subtle titles as “The World (Is Going Up In Flames)”, “North American Scum”, and Allen’s own song “F*** You”.

You can see the full playlist below.

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Derek Flynn runs Writing.ie's SongBook blog, and is an Irish writer and musician. He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. He’s been published in a number of publications, including The Irish Times, and his fiction was featured in 'Surge', an anthology of new Irish writing published by O’ Brien Press with the aim of showcasing “the very best of the next generation of Irish authors”. Online he can be found at his writing/music blog – ‘Rant, with Occasional Music’ – and on Twitter as @derekf03