Barack Obama's "pretty eclectic" iPod playlist revealed

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London, June 26 : Bob Dylan, Yo-Yo Ma, Sheryl Crow, Jay-Z, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker might have nothing in common musically but together they have found a place - Senator Barack Obama's "pretty eclectic" iPod playlist.

In a recent interview with "Rolling Stone" magazine, the Democratic presidential nominee revealed that when it comes to music, his taste is "pretty eclectic".

"I have pretty eclectic tastes," The Independent quoted him, as telling the magazine.

Obama revealed that his iPod playlist contains tracks from singers and groups he grew up listening to in the 1970s, including the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Earth, Wind and Fire.

"Actually, one of my favourites during the political season is [Dylan's] 'Maggie's Farm'. It speaks to me as I listen to some of the political rhetoric," he said.

He named Stevie Wonder as his biggest musical influence from the era while his favourite "Rolling Stones" track was "Gimme Shelter".

"When I was just at that point where you start getting involved with music, Stevie had that run with Music Of My Mind, Talking Book, Fulfillingness' First Finale and Innervisions, and then Songs In The Key Of Life. Those are as brilliant a set of five albums as we've ever seen," he said.

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