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Getting to know President Newkirk (playlist)

U of R President Krista Newkirk, First Gentleman Lew Glenn, and Addie will be participating in Inauguration Day activities on February 23.

Inauguration Day is only a week away! In the spirit of celebration, we wanted to share a playlist of a few of President Newkirk’s favorite songs and musical artists—many from her running playlists. From Stevie Wonder to Amara La Negra and Queen to Kendrick Lamar, there are tracks on the 33-song playlist to help everyone get the party started. Let us know which one is your favorite.

If you are a Spotify user, here is an embedded playlist, ready to go.

If you aren't a Spotify listener, you can log into your own digital music service and line up these songs:

  • “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen
  • “Pluto” by Jake Wesley Rogers
  • “Your Touch” by The Black Keys
  • “123456” by Fitz and The Tantrums
  • “Think” by Aretha Franklin
  • “Like a Girl” by Lizzo
  • “Are You Gonna Go My Way” by Lenny Kravitz
  • “Highway Tune” by Greta Van Fleet
  • “Oh!” by The Linda Lindas
  • “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder
  • “Ain’t Gonna Stop” by Carol Kay
  • “Strange” by LP
  • “I’m Born to Run” by American Authors
  • “Supply & Demand” by Amos Lee
  • “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee
  • “No Good” by KALEO
  • “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco
  • “Nose on the Grindstone” by Tyler Childers
  • “Run Run Run” by Jill Scott
  • “Consoler of the Lonely” by The Raconteurs
  • “No Diggity” by Blackstreet
  • “Seven Nation Army” by White Stripes
  • “CHAMPION” by Bishop Briggs
  • “The Longing” by Imelda May
  • “What a Bam Bam” by Amara La Negra
  • “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy
  • “Skate” by Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)
  • “Carolina” by Harry Styles
  • “Zombie” by The Cranberries
  • “Broken Horses” by Brandi Carlile
  • “Win Anyway” by WALK THE MOON
  • “King Kunta” by Kendrick Lamar
  • “Calling Me Home” by Rhiannon Giddens

Visit the Inauguration website to learn more about the day’s programming.