Listen to President Obama's Inauguration Playlist

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Listen to President Obama's Inauguration Playlist

In preparation for this weekend’s string of performances set to celebrate his inauguration, President Barack Obama’s office has released an “Official Inauguration Playlist.” And the collection is…diverse.

The Spotify playlist kicks off with “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours,” which also acted as one of the President’s primary campaign songs. From there, the list includes contributions from the likes of Beyonce, Fun. Brad Paisley, Katy Perry and Far East Movement.

Naturally, in keeping with the joyous spirit of the festivities, the playlist ranges from celebratory (Marc Anthony’s Latin-flavored “Mi Gente,” Far East Movement’s “Turn Up the Love) to inspirational (Fun.’s “Carry On”, Katy Perry’s “Fireworks”) while occasionally peppering in a slower number (John Legend’s “Ordinary People) or a baby-boomer-pleasing jam (James Taylor’s “Your Smiling Face”) .

All the artists represented on the playlist are confirmed to perform at some point in the inauguration ceremonies and official balls, which kicks off tomorrow.