But what if they decided to let loose and drop some beats? What would their albums look like?
Matthew Newell, 42, designed album covers for nine of the presidential contenders.
"The inspiration really comes down to 'politicians as brands,'" Newell, who lives in Bloomington, Illinois, told The Huffington Post. "And music is such an easy way to frame brands."
Below are Newell's creations, accompanied by some explanations of what inspired him.