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Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

hillary.jpgThe 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, 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.


Reader Comments (19)

I would suggest Wicked Bitch by Black N Blue. :)
May 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHard Rock Hideout
Dirty Deed Done Dirty Cheap
Keep the faith
May 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
I've got it!!! Peace sells.

'what do you mean I couldn't be the President....'
May 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Graus
I think there are many songs that would fit!
Like the song title "I'll Be There For You"
by Hardline, Black N Blue.
Another good one might be:
"Road Of A Thousand Dreams" by Trixter!
May 18, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I think you're on to something here, because glam is superficial just like American politics! If you think about it, it's just like the late 80s where it's more about image than content.
May 18, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbobvinyl
Bob, only the casual fan would say that! It appears that you haven't done your research buddy...Image was important, but so was the music! In the end, that's what really sells albums! And they did just that! They dominated the 80's! And I love glam!
May 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
...and if you are going to put glam down, maybe a site called "Bring Back Glam" is not for you....
May 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
aXe mAn - First, there is no denying that chart domination doesn't always mean good music (unless you're also a Britney Spears fan). Second, if you don't recognize how musically derivitive this stuff was by the late 80s, I think you're probably the casual listener, not me. Formula was important, both in the music and the image. I;m not saying none of those bands wrote any decent songs (although plenty of them didn't), but I am saying that they had no impact (other than commercial) on the direction of rock music. Third, it's a public forum, so I think that welcomes me comment as I see fit. What fun would there be in only commenting on things that I like?

This is actually one of my favorite blogs to visit and I enjoy your enthusiasm even if I find it misplaced.
May 19, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
Glam is the music I love. When someone talks bad about it, I tend to fire back at them. Yes, you have the right to your own opinion, and I respect that.
But, honestly, I don't care if they were "popular" or not. That doesn't matter to me one bit. For once Bob, stop being a critic and be a fan!
May 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I'm a critic BECAUSE I'm a fan. Even in the genres I'm most fond of, there's plenty to criticize. If I didn't love music, I wouldn't bother. Why don't you come over to my blog and raise some dissent there. Actually, I'd love to see it. I posted about U2 all last week. I'm sure you have an opinion that likely differs from mine.
May 19, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl
What is your blog?
May 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
what is the link to your blog?
May 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Axe Man, Bob is at:

May 19, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Thanks, Allyson. I thought the links from our names in the comments linked to our sites. Sorry to have left that detail out.
May 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbob_vinyl

The sites do link, but you have to actually click on the person's profile.

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