President Obama's Democratic National Convention Playlist Included Katy Perry, Daft Punk, Journey

Entertainment Sep. 8, 2012 AT 5:15PM
DJ Cassidy attends the NARM Music Biz 2012 awards. President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention. DJ Cassidy attends the NARM Music Biz 2012 awards. President Barack Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention. Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage ; Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

The just-wrapped Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina was a decidedly rockin', poppin', funky affair!

Hollywood fave DJ Cassidy was hired by President Barack Obama's team to spin tunes inside the the Time Warner Cable Arena on the night of Thursday Sept. 6, when Obama, 51, victoriously accepted the nomination to run once again for his party.

DJ Cassidy is the first-ever DJ hired for a Democratic (or Republican, for that matter) National Convention -- and indeed, was the first-ever DJ hired to play at a Presidential Inauguration and at the White House itself.

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The record-spinner selected a wildly diverse mix of rousing, anthemic tunes -- from Beyonce (a favorite of Michelle Obama and her daughters) to Black Eyed Peas to U2.

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Check out highlights from the setlist below, played on the speakers inside the arena in between speakers (who also include Vice President Joe Biden, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington and Scarlett Johansson).

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McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"

Bruce Springstein - "Born In The U.S.A."

The Jacksons - "Can You Feel It"

Sly & The Family Stone - "Everyday People"

Tempations - "Get Ready"

Katy Perry - "Firework"

O'Jays - "Love Train"

Aretha Franklin - "Respect"

Cheryl Lynn - "To Be Real"

Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"

Estelle - "American Boy"

Journey - "Don't Stop Believing"

Daft Punk - "One More Time"

Stevie Wonder - "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"

Prince - "1999"

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