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Campaign Theme Songs

  1. Jeff Berndt profile image92
    Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago

    So, back in the 80s, Ronald Reagan used Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA as a sort of theme song for campaign events. (Much has already been said about the lyrics to that song and how it's probable that Reagan's campaign never really listened to more than the chorus, so I won't go into it here).

    Bill Clinton used the Fleetwood Mac song, "Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow."

    And now I hear that Ron Paul's supporters are using the Imperial March from the Empire Strikes Back as music for Paul's appearances.

    What would be your theme song if you ran for office?

    1. healthwriterbob profile image83
      healthwriterbobposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The theme song for my campaign would be Tom Petty's "I won't back down". The refrain of "there ain't no easy way out" is an idea that politicians need to be aware of.

    2. JamesPoppell profile image86
      JamesPoppellposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      My theme song would be from Rocky, The Eye of The Tiger. Although I read on Drudge this morning the Gingrich used that and now he is being sued.

    3. Evan G Rogers profile image81
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Mine would probably be Soundgarden's "Black hole sun"

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAg&ob=av3e

      No one would ever figure out why.

  2. Pearldiver profile image89
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    A Legally Sourced One... unlike those used by Palin and a few others! sad

  3. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 5 years ago

    Mine would be "Money for nothing, chicks for free"

  4. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Yeah and McCain tried to use the Tom Petty song "Won't Back Down" and Petty nixed that idea, too.

    I'd go with Canned Heat "Let's Work Together" circa 1969:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEwwt6Z9 … re=related

    1. Mighty Mom profile image90
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Love that song.
      Of course you know you would catch heat (probably in both directions) for a band with the name "Jesus" in it lol

  5. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    this one -  Right Here, Right Now/ Jesus Jones

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z6dxQVhE8o

  6. steveamy profile image60
    steveamyposted 5 years ago

    Like any career politician -- "Born to Run" by the Boss of course

  7. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago
  8. Jeff Berndt profile image92
    Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago

    The cynic in me hears this, by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, before every political debate:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUclxp7FxHI

    The idealist in me desperately wants someone to use this, by Aaron Copeland, and mean it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NjssV8U … re=related

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol...i like the ELP!

  9. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    how 'bout....some Peace Sells

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kvz2E7R0wxw

  10. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago
    1. Jeff Berndt profile image92
      Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I like it. For a re-election campaign.

 
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