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Submitted for your approval: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s playlist, culled from years of favorites he’s shared.


The jumping-off point for the playlist comes from this piece. Writer Ross Christantiello started by sharing some of the music Baker talked up last week on GBH’s Boston Public Radio. (As an aside, Boston Public Radio is a fine program and GBH is a Boston institution. But please do not listen to Boston Public Radio, as it airs at the same time as my show. Listen to my show instead. I’m Adam 12, weekday’s 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on ROCK 92.9. Thank you.)


From the Boston Public Radio tunes, Christantiello then dug into the Globe archives for some more of Baker’s favorite acts and artists. And he used Twitter as a resource as well: Charlie Baker has been spotted at Dropkick Murphys shows more than once over the years. From there, reporting from other local media outlets like Boston Magazine is cited and the list of Baker’s top tunes grows.


Charlie Baker’s Playlist

The one thing Christantiello didn’t do, however, is form Baker’s picks into a proper playlist. That’s what I’ve done below. Now, if you haven’t figured it out by now, this is not a political piece. We’re not talking about Baker’s performance as Governor of Massachusetts or picking apart his record or pontificating over who will replace him come November. All we’re doing here is rockin’ out, Charlie Baker style. So sit back, relax, and let the tunes flow. You might be surprised by what you hear.

  • Evanescence "Bring Me To Life"

    Charlie sent this one to his daughter recently. Adorable.

  • Blink-182 "All The Small Things"

    Blink’s playing Vegas, and the Baker family is going to the show, baby!

  • Dropkick Murphys "The State Of Massachusetts"

    This has to be Charlie’s favorite, right?

  • Elton John "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"

    Baker was on hand for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour at Gillette.

  • Pat Benatar "Shadows Of The Night"

    We’ll close out the playlist with some of the more rockin’ picks from Boston Magazine’s 2015 piece.

  • The Clash "Death Or Glory"

  • Green Day "Holiday"

  • The Neighborhoods "Prettiest Girl"

  • Ramones "You're Gonna Kill That Girl"

  • Public Enemy "Fight The Power"

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