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Play favorites... with White House Deputy Social Secretary Joe Reinstein

Joe ReinsteinWhite House Deputy Social Secretary likes Michael Jackson, but has an unusual favorite. (Photo courtesy of The White House)

Welcome to Play favorites. Every Wednesday, Click Track will ask an interesting Washingtonian about what they're listening to. The column kicks off with White House Deputy Social Secretary Joe Reinstein who just might have the sweetest gig in town: He books the musical talent for the White House Music Series. His playlist is below.

Michael Jackson, "Earth Song"
"I took my daughters to see "This Is It," the Michael Jackson movie. I didn't think I was really going to like it, but I loved it. So I went home and immediately started downloading all this Michael Jackson music. And "Earth Song" is the one I keep listening to over and over and over again. I like the message."

Coldplay, "Lost"
"One of my all time faves right now. 'Lost' isn't necessarily a new song but I'm trying to learn to play it on the piano."

Brad Paisley, "Welcome To the Future"
"We had him play here [at the White House] and it was the first time I had ever listened to his music, frankly. And I just fell in love with him. 'Welcome to the Future' is an incredible song and he debuted it here."

(Three more of Reinstein's recent faves, after the jump.)

Wynton Marsalis, "Caravan"
"I went to the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition - the finals. And the way they do it, they play these jazz standards and each kid plays their versions. So I was madly using my little note-taker on my iPhone and now I'm trying to find everyone's interpretations of those songs. So Wynton Marsalis's 'Caravan' is at the top of that list."

Stevie Wonder, "That Girl"
"Stevie Wonder, always. But 'That Girl' if I have to pick one."

Foo Fighters, "The Pretender"
"It's a mainstay for when I'm working out."

By Chris Richards  |  December 23, 2009; 12:45 PM ET
Categories:  Play favorites  | Tags: Brad Paisley, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Joe Reinstein, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Wynton Marsalis  
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Out of all the Stevie Wonder tracks ever, "That Girl"? I am not in agreement. But I respect him for repping Stevie.

Posted by: Lindemann777 | December 23, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

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