The presidential election is still months and months away, but the campaign is already heating up. Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton is polling supporters about the perfect campaign song. So far, I think Hillary has some really crappy choices. They are:
"City of Building Lights" - U2
"Suddenly I See" - KT Tunstall
"I'm A Believer" - Smash Mouth
"Get Ready" - The Temptations
"Ready to Run" - Dixie Chicks
"Rock This Country" - Shania Twain
"Beautiful Day" - U2
"Right Here, Right Now" - Jesus Jones
"I'll Take You There" - The Staple Singers
Of these, I think "Right Here, Right Now" is the best option. Naturally, I think a little glam would go a long way. Consider the fist pumping anthems and sing-a-long choruses which make glam metal great. I can already see Hillary winning the race, celebrating to a little Poison or Motley Crue.
Music is obviously important to President Bill Clinton, as evidenced by his numerous jams with rock bands. He also selected the best presidential campaign song in American history with Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow." You can find this and other songs on the very unique Presidential Campaign Songs: 1789 - 1996.
Back to the rocking horse, er, glam.
At www.hillaryclinton.com, you can cast your vote for the choices I mentioned above. If you're like me, you'll submit your own selections. Here are my choices for Hillary's official campaign song:
Poison – "Nothing But a Good Time"
Poison – "Something to Believe In"
Motley Crue – "Home Sweet Home"
Def Leppard – "Let’s Get Rocked"
Bon Jovi – "Livin' on a Prayer"
Twisted Sister – "We’re Not Gonna Take It"
Aerosmith – "Back in the Saddle"
CrashDiet - "Breakin' the Chainz"
Vains of Jenna - "Noone’s Gonna Do It For You"
Obviously, some of these choices are tongue-in-cheek, but I think "We're Not Gonna Take It" was made for a political campaign (P.M.R.C. not withstanding).
Consider these lyrics:
"We've Got The Right To Choose And
there Ain't No Way We'll Lose It
this Is Our Life, This Is Our Song
we'll Fight The Powers That Be Just
don't Pick Our Destiny 'cause
you Don't Know Us, You Don't Belong."
Just imagine Hillary bathed in confetti, playing her battle song and fending off advances from the radical right. Oh, what a beautiful day.
What songs do you think would fit a presidential campaign? Readers I don't want your comments about Hillary, other candidates, Democrats or Republicans. Quite frankly, I don't care who you support. I want to know what glam music you think would be great to get a crowd goingm -- to rally the troops, so to speak.
Here's the video for "We're Not Gonna Take It," included on the Twister Sister release Stay Hungry.