Way back in 2009, when Pope Benedict XVI was firmly in papal place and MySpace was still a thing, the Vatican released an official playlist representing the Catholic church. In between recordings of His Holiness and selections from Mozart, the Vatican got super weird, track-wise.
At the time, the Vatican explained its decision to include songs like Tupac’s “Changes” thusly: “The genres are very different from each other, but all these artists share the aim to reach the heart of good minded people.” So, basically, #thuglife.
“He Doesn’t Know Why” by Fleet Foxes adds a certain “college sophomore dorm room” feel to the playlist. Way chill, Pope-bro!
Muse’s “Uprising” was also on there, which is strange considering that it’s a totally sexy electronic track. Yow.
In short, why listen to pop music when you can jam out to POPE MUSIC!?!?! (OOF HAHAHA SORRYYYY I’M RESIGNING TOO AFTER THAT C-YA)