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Ten Song Titles That Describe the Impeachment Trial

Updated on December 20, 2019

Steely Dan Made The List


Rolling Stone magazine used a kicker headline about the latest news out of Washington DC, stating that the impeachment of President Trump was a "Long Time Coming. " It seemed a quote appropriate description, particularly for a music publication, since those three words happens to be the title of a classic song.

That hit was composed by David Crosby, who recorded it with his band Crosby, Stills and Nash. It first appeared over fifty years ago, a part of the group's self-titled debut in 1969.

Here are ten other songs Rolling Stone could have used in its allusion to the impeachment, including several by the most famous artists of all-time.

1. Pressure by Billy Joel
This single from The Nylon Curtain is at the very core of the charges, alleging that our president applied it to the leaders of Ukraine in order to get some dirt on a Democratic candidate.

2. The Trial by Phil Ochs
Based on the very liberal leanings in his lyrics, the Sixties folk singer would likely be in favor of the court hearing.

3. 45 by Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel's first single references a pistol, a small two-sided record, and the year the Second World War ended, but it could also represent Trump's number in the Oval Office.

4. Exquisitely Bored by Pete TownshendG

Going by the poor TV ratings of the trial, I would assume public attitude toward it can be summed up by the two words in the title of this song from All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes.

5. My Rival by Steely Dan
Donald Fagen and Walter Becker recorded this track for the Gaucho record, but Trump could probably sing it with a new emphasis on Joseph Biden.

6. Back in the U.S.S.R. by The Beatles
Undoubtedly this opening track from the White Album is the biggest hit of all time that mentions Ukraine.

7. Our House by Madness
Congressional Republicans could in unison sing this Eighties New Wave hit, only they would substitute the noun to Senate.

8. Take On Me by A-Ha
Had the President been more confident in his innocence, he might have sung this tune upon first hearing of the plans to hold a trial.

9. No Big Deal by Ambrosia
Since we will still have to go to work no matter what the decision, this romping track from One Eighty seems to sum up the lack of significance of the ordeal.

10. Too Much of Nothing by Bob Dylan and the Band
Most music aficionados would much rather listen to all four sides of The Basement Tapes instead of a mere four minutes of the Impeachment hearings.


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