Since we love a good anachronism, we asked ourselves, if our Founding Fathers were around today what kind of music would they listen to? Here’s what we think they might enjoy:
George Washington – Country music or Bruce Springsteen. Both masculine and patriotic.
Alexander Hamilton – Pop/Rap. Rap is all about money and sex, so that seems right up Hamilton’s alley. I can also see him grooving to Justin Timberlake, Future Sex/Love Sounds. Alex definitely brought sexy back.
John Adams – Adult Contemporary. John was a bit too Puritanical for anything very edgy.
Thomas Jefferson – Anything French. Edith Piaf on lazy days, M83 or Phoenix when he wants something peppier. He would also be into experimental electronica, too. I am pretty sure he would be a hipster and like lots of weird bands John Adams has never heard of.
Benjamin Franklin – R&B/Soul. Al Green, Barry White, maybe R. Kelly – can’t you see him grooving to “Let’s Stay Together?”
Patrick Henry – Muse. Henry would definitely dig the passionate, revolutionary themes of this band’s songs.
Sam Adams – Rage Against the Machine. Because.