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An Election Night Playlist, Whether Your Candidate Wins or Loses

08/14/12 - Bruce Springsteen Concert at Fenway Park. - (Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin The Boston Globe

Election Night is the only time of year when party politics feels anything like a party. So whether the results favor your candidate or the other jerk, go grab a drink and crank these appropriate (but apolitical) jams.

If Republicans take control of the Senate: Elephant, by Tame Impala

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If Martha Coakley becomes our first (elected) female governor: American Woman, by Lenny Kravitz and Prince

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If you don’t care who wins: Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing, by Stevie Wonder

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If casinos get to stay in Massachusetts: The Gambler, by Kenny Rogers

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If the paid sick leave referendum passes: Still Ill, by The Smiths

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If your district’s incumbent won uncontested: Every 1’s a Winner, by Hot Chocolate

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If voter turnout is as low as usual: No One Came, by Deep Purple

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If the Republicans somehow don’t take the Senate: The Miracle by Queen

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Just don’t play this one: Born in the U.S.A., by Bruce Springsteen

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