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Presidential campaign theme songs

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Found it interesting that John McCain sought permission to use ABBA's "Take a Chance on Me" for his campaign after ditching "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry and getting the Heisman from John Mellencamp for "This is our Country." ABBA also declined.
    What's next for McCain?

    And what does Huckabee do now that Boston won't let him use "More than a Feeling?" "Jesus is Alright with Me?

    Hillary dumped "You and Me" by Celine and has used Petty's "American Girl."

    Obama seems solid with "Signed, Sealed, Delivered."

    Any more appropriate songs? I've always thought "Right Now" by Van Halen would be a great song for a candidate to use.
  2. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Right now, Van Halen's publishing company is licking its lips.
  4. Do you need to get someone's permission to use a song? So long as you pay royalties, permission shouldn't matter.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    you know what is really stupid - the fact that there is grown people on the campaign trail making decisions on what song to play for the Candidate, made even stupider by the fact that some voters are influenced by song.
  6. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Well given that the use of a song implies the artist has endorsed the candidate, I'd say it's a good idea.
  7. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Huckabee- "Jesus" by The Velvet Underground
    McCain- "I Don't Care About You, Fuck You" by Fear
    Paul- "Crazy Train" by Ozzy
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The Clintons - Captain Jack
  9. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Senatorial campaign tunes

    Larry Craig - Happy Feet
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I think "Back in the Saddle again " has a nice ring to it for leapin larry.
  11. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Actually, "It's Raining Men" would work for Larry.
  12. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    And of course for Dubya, "American Idiot," by Green Day
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