Tim Cook releases his Apple Music playlist ‘Event Day’


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Ahead of the launch of Apple’s “iPhone 12,” CEO Tim Cook revealed what he calls his Apple Music playlist for this event day.

“Hey, Siri, play my playlist for the day of the event,” Tim Cook said on Twitter, and included an Apple Music link to the whole playlist. The list, apparently updated yesterday, has 27 songs and is 1 hour and 42 minutes long.

All of the tracks are upbeat, but otherwise represent an eclectic range of artists, genres and styles. It is more than possible that there is an allusion to the Apple event in the choice of music.

It begins with a trio of “High Hopes”, “Whatever It Takes” and “Come As You Are”, artists Panic! At the nightclub, Imagine Dragons and Tenile Townes. There might be some subtle nods to cameras and photography too, as the rest of the list includes Johnny Nash with “I Can See Clearly Now” and the cast of “Hamilton” performing “My Shot” .

Featured artists and bands from America include Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen and Bob Dylan. There is also “Rock Steady” by the late Aretha Franklin, which Tim Cook once praised.

The entire playlist can be streamed on Apple Music for Apple devices such as iPhones, Macs, iPads, and HomePods, or directly online.

Tim Cook Event Day Playlist

Alternatively, if you just want to read what’s on the list and wonder if Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up in Blue” was chosen for some specific reason related to color, here’s the full list.

  1. High hopes out of panic! At the disco
  2. Everything you need by Imagine Dragons
  3. Come as you are by Tenile Townes
  4. Three Little Birds from Bob Marley & the Wailers
  5. Good Times Roll by Jimmie Allen & Nelly
  6. Sir Duke from Stevie Wonder
  7. I can see Johnny Nash clearly now
  8. Fleetwood Mac Dreams
  9. You must be by Des’ree
  10. Glory by Tiwa Savage
  11. My Shot by the cast of “Hamilton”
  12. No Bailes Sola (Acustica Version)
  13. Tangled in the Blue of Bob Dylan
  14. Jump by Van Halen
  15. Take me to church by Hozier
  16. Girl On Fire by Alicia Keys
  17. Experience (Live)
  18. Everybody Loves the Sun by Roy Ayers Ubiquity
  19. Rise Up by Andra Day
  20. Wonderful by Burna Boy
  21. Want to jump by Marcia Griffiths
  22. Fast as you can by Fiona Apple
  23. I lived by OneRepublic
  24. Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin
  25. Identical (from the movie “On the Rocks”)
  26. Experience by Victoria Monet, Khalid & SG Lewis
  27. Moonlight Dance (with NEIMY) by Jubel


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