There could be other stuff at play. Perhaps the other songs you prefer have unusable/missing masters. Perhaps there's other licensing stuff going on. We don't know, and quite frankly, it would be irresponsible to make all of that stuff public knowledge.
Again, not saying you're wrong in terms of song choice, but let the project manager manage the project for a bit before s-canning it. I'm pretty sure we all want this to work and be wildly successful. Even HMX, who can't say that publicly.