The first Democratic debate of the 2016 election won't start until 8:30 pm eastern time tonight.  If you're anything like me, that means you will spend lots and lots of time scrolling through your Twitter feed and trying to break your own pizza-slice eating record between now and when the bright lights turn on in Las Vegas.

So, I made a mixtape of songs that remind me of the debate (and the locale). The kids nowadays call it a playlist.  Whatever. It's 17 awesome songs that will help you kill exactly 57 minutes. You're welcome.