Mitt Romney's Birthday Playlist

| Mon Mar. 12, 2012 6:00 AM EDT
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If you refuse to apologize for America, have trouble staying on message, and you share a birthday with Jack Kerouac, Liza Minnelli, Jake Tapper, and Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladić...then your name is probably Willard Mitt Romney.

Today—Monday, March 12, 2012—Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be celebrating his 65th birthday. For his big, special day, we threw together a playlist of songs that any man of his stature and taste would surely enjoy bro-ing out to on his birthday. (Despite the temptation, "Who Let the Dogs Out?" will not be included.) Joyeux anniversaire, Monsieur Romney:

1. The Ramones, "Happy Birthday to You": Mad magazine beat us to the punch of making the Romney/Mr. Burns connection. Thus, we present to you the Ramones, singing at Mr. Burns' birthday bash on a classic 1993 episode of The Simpsons. After speeding through their ragged cover of "Happy Birthday to You," bassist C. J. Ramone tells Burns to "go to hell, you old bastard," to which Burns responds by telling Waylon Smithers to "have the Rolling Stones killed"—a degree of out-of-touchedness that Mitt Romney should easily recognize.

Ironically, if guitarist Johnny Ramone were alive today, he would undoubtedly be an avowed Romneyite. (The rest of the band, not so much.)

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