It’s safe to say that Pope Benedict didn’t curate the Vatican’s new MySpace celebrity playlist (I mean, U2 would’ve totally been on there), but Vatican City clearly houses at least one DJ with eclectic tastes. To celebrate the launch of MySpace Music in the UK, the social networking site posted celebrity playlists by a handful of actual, human celebrities (Nelly Furtado, etc.), plus one curated by a city-state.
Sure, Mozart made the cut, as did “Advocata Nostra” from the Pope’s first solo album (seriously), but then things get interesting: Fleet Foxes’ “He Doesn’t Know Why,” Muse’s recent hit “Uprising,” and Tupac’s “Changes” are listed, as well. Tupac’s classic song about gang life and police brutality is labeled “explicit,” but I’m still a bit surprised the Holy See had the guts to endorse gangsta rap.
Here’s how they explain their choices:
This playlist is a perfect mix of classical, world and contemporary music. The genres are very different from each other, but all these artists share the aim to reach the heart of good minded people.