Tim Cook posts his 'Event Day' Apple Music playlist

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Ahead of Apple's "iPhone 12" launch, CEO Tim Cook has revealed what he calls his Apple Music playlist for this event day.

"Hey, Siri, play my event day playlist," said Tim Cook on Twitter, and included an Apple Music link to the whole playlist. The list, seemingly updated yesterday, has 27 songs and runs for 1 hour and 42 minutes.

All of the tracks are upbeat, but otherwise represent an eclectic range of artists, genres and styles. It's more than possible that there is a hint of the Apple event in the choice of music.

It begins with a trio of "High Hopes," "Whatever It Takes," and "Come As You Are," from artists Panic! At the Disco, Imagine Dragons and Tenile Townes. There are also perhaps subtle nods to cameras and photography as the rest of the list includes Johnny Nash with "I Can See Clearly Now," and the cast of "Hamilton" performing "My Shot."

American artists and bands are prominently featured, including Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, and Bob Dylan. There's also "Rock Steady" from the late Aretha Franklin, whom Tim Cook has previously lauded.

The whole playlist can be listened to either on Apple Music for Apple devices such as iPhones, Macs, iPads, and HomePod, or directly online.

Tim Cook's Event Day Playlist

Alternatively, if you just want to read what's on the list and wonder whether Bob Dylan's "Tangled Up in Blue" was chosen for any particular color-related reason, here's the complete list.

  1. High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco
  2. Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragons
  3. Come as You Are by Tenile Townes
  4. Three Little Birds by Bob Marley & the Wailers
  5. Good Times Roll by Jimmie Allen & Nelly
  6. Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
  7. I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash
  8. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
  9. You Gotta Be by Des'ree
  10. Glory by Tiwa Savage
  11. My Shot by the cast of "Hamilton"
  12. No Bailes Sola (Version Acustica)
  13. Tangled Up in Blue by Bob Dylan
  14. Jump by Van Halen
  15. Take Me to the Church by Hozier
  16. Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
  17. Experience (Live)
  18. Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers Ubiquity
  19. Rise Up by Andra Day
  20. Wonderful by Burna Boy
  21. Feel Like Jumping by Marcia Griffiths
  22. Fast as You Can by Fiona Apple
  23. I Lived by OneRepublic
  24. Rock Steady by Aretha Franklin
  25. Identical (from the Motion Picture "On the Rocks")
  26. Experience by Victoria Monet, Khalid & SG Lewis
  27. Dancing in the Moonlight (featuring NEIMY) by Jubel

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