Listen to Gov. Chris Christie's Summer Playlist

Niraj Chokshi

Need some tunes for your July 4th barbecue? New Jersey Governor and Bruce Springsteen fanatic Chris Christie's got you covered.

The Republican rising star, who may or may not be running for president in 2016, assembled a 14-song summer playlist on the social music service Spotify. The mix is heavy on Springsteen (Christie's other playlist is simply titled "The Boss") and it's, perhaps unsurprisingly, mostly conventional. Only three of the songs, all tacked onto the end, are relatively new with the rest representing the best of the 80's, 90's and early 2000's.

Here's the full playlist (Spotify users can listen to it below):


  1. Backstreets - Bruce Springsteen
  2. Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
  3. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
  4. The Fever - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
  5. Jersey Girl (Live) - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  6. Where the Streets Have No Name - U2
  7. Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
  8. Let's Get It Started (Spike Mix) - Black Eyed Peas
  9. Have a Nice Day - Bon Jovi
  10. Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen
  11. Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
  12. Carry On - Fun.
  13. National Anthem - The Gaslight Anthem
  14. Treasure - Bruno Mars