Sen. Mark Udall Wants You to Pick a Song for Congress

Sen. Mark Udall, Democrat from Colorado, wants you to help him create a playlist for Congress, helping lawmakers and staff work through the doldrums of partisan gridlock.

He solicits, via his website:

Congress has a lot to accomplish before the holidays, and I'm calling on my colleagues to stay as long as it takes to pass important bills for the American people. Folks on both sides of the aisle have spent too much time debating. It's time for us to stop talking and get the American people's work done. As Elvis would say, we need a little less conversation, and a little more action.
 
But sometimes you need to think creatively to bridge the divide in the Senate - and nothing sends a message better than music. So I've put together a playlist for my colleagues that you can contribute to.  Send your favorite hit about "working" or "getting along," and I'll post the ones that best set the tone (so to speak) while we work as long as it takes to finish the people's business.
 
Send Congress the message by adding your song to the playlist. Just tweet your favorite song and make sure to include the hashtag #Song4Congress

The hashtag #Song4Congress isn't yet trending, but a few solid recommendations have been offered: The Beatles' "Come Together," David Bowie/Queen's "Under Pressure," ABC's "How to Be a Millionaire."

The Clear Creek County GOP proposes the Star Spangled Banner (real creative), while the Colorado Tea Party suggests Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down."

As a personal rule, I don't participate in Twitter-based playlist creation contests, but if I did my pick would be "Everyday Struggle," by the Notorious B.I.G. Or maybe "Somebody" by KRS-One. No pun there, I just think they should listen to it. Or, on third thought, maybe The Ramones' "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue," because that sums things up just a shade better than "I'm Against It"...though none of those are really about working or getting along.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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