Now Hollywood can judge them on their taste in music. AP reports the presidential candidates who addressed the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting Friday got to choose their tunes. Some candidates requested two songs, one that blared as they approached the stage and another that played as they left the podium. (Watch videos of the candidates’ speeches here.) The selections:

  • John Edwards: “This Is Our Country” by John Mellencamp. (FYI, this song has just been parodied by Grammy-nominated comedian Rick Moranis here.)
  • Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut: “Get Ready (Cause Here I Come)” by The Temptations and “Reach Out,” also by The Temptations.
  • Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York: “Right Here, Right Now,” by Jesus Jones and “Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
  • Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio: “America the Beautiful”
  • Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois decided against using any music in keeping with the somber tone he sought to convey.
  • Wesley Clark, who hasn’t indicated whether he will run, entered to Johnny Cash’s “I Won’t Back Down.”