A List Of All The Iconic Musicians Who Won't Let Donald Trump Play Their Music

Meanwhile, Obama becomes a Spotify legend

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Donald Trump

As one of the more polarising figures of the western world, presidential hopeful Donald Trump has come under fire for - amongst other things - promising to build a big wall, threatening to ban Muslims from the USA and using iconic music for his campaign without the artists' permission.

These are the current musicians who have spoken out against the great toupee for hijacking their hits.


Trump tried to use 'Rolling In The Deep' at a rally, to which a spokesperson responded, "Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning."

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Twisted Sister 

The band's frontman Dee Snider said: "When Donald started running for office, he asked me, he called me. He says, 'Can I use the song?' And he's a buddy. And I said, 'Yeah. Go ahead.' But as the months went on, I heard a litany of his beliefs that I'd never discussed with him. I finally called him and I said, 'Man, you've gotta stop using the song. People think I'm endorsing you here. I can't get behind a lot of what you're saying.' And that night. He has not used it since."

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The Rolling Stones

Took to Twitter to protest Trump's use of 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' during an RNC convention.


"Personally, I think the Orange Clown will do anything for attention. I hate giving it to him," Mike Mills wrote on Twitter. 

Luciano Pavarotti

Well, not Pavarotti himself because ...you know. But the legendary Opera singer's estate wrote an open letter asking Trump to refrain from playing 'Nessun Dorma'.

"We remind you that the values of brotherhood and solidarity that Luciano Pavarotti upheld throughout his artistic career are incompatible with the world vision of the candidate Donald Trump," the letter said.

George Harrison


In contrast, current POTUS Barack Obama has just released his annual Daytime and Nighttime playlists, shooting to the top of the Spotifty charts and proving once again why he's comfortably the coolest leader of the free world.

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Here's the full list:

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  1. LoveHate Thing — Wale
  2. Smooth Sailin' — Leon Bridges
  3. Elevator Operator — Courtney Barnett
  4. Home — Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  5. Many the Miles — Sara Bareilles
  6. Tightrope — Janelle Monáe
  7. Classic Man — Jidenna
  8. So Ambitious — Jay Z feat. Pharrell
  9. Me Gustas Tu — Manu Chao
  10. Forever Begins — Common
  11. The Man — Aloe Blacc
  12. As We Enter — Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
  13. Sinnerman — Nina Simone
  14. U Got the Look — Prince
  15. Rock Steady — Aretha Franklin
  16. Good Vibrations — Beach Boys
  17. Don't Owe You A Thang — Gary Clark Jr.
  18. Man Like That — Gin Wigmore
  19. II B.S. (edit) — Charles Mingu


  1. If I Have My Way — Chrisette Michele
  2. Espera — Esperanza Spalding
  3. Tell It Like It Is — Aaron Neville
  4. Alright — Ledisi
  5. Trapped By A Thing Called Love — Denise LaSalle
  6. Lady — D'Angelo
  7. So Very Hard to Go — Tower of Power
  8. Midnight Sun — Carmen McCrae
  9. Cucurrucucú Paloma — Caetano Veloso
  10. Green Aphrodisiac — Corinne Bailey Rae
  11. I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need — Mary J. Blige / Method Man
  12. Lover Man — Billie Holiday
  13. Criminal — Fiona Apple
  14. Acid Rain — Chance the Rapper
  15. My Funny Valentine — Miles Davis
  16. Do You Feel Me — Anthony Hamilton
  17. I Get Lonely — Janet Jackson
  18. Lean In — Lizz Wright
  19. All Day Music — War
  20. Say Yes — Floetry
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