Editor & Publisher reports that the Clinton campaign is soliciting input for its official campaign song. The official choices are:
- The Dixie Chicks: “Ready to Run”
- U2: “City of Blinding Lights”
- U2: “Beautiful Day”
- Smash Mouth: “I’m a Believer”
- The Temptations: “Get Ready”
- Shania Twain: “Rock This Country”
As much as I love U2, Hil’s chances of landing my vote took a serious hit (if you’ll pardon the expression) when I saw that she’s considering feckin’ Smash Mouth. I mean, bitch, please. If you like the song, at least use the original Monkees version instead of the premeditated, prefabricated, preprocessed Cheez Whiz cover.
At any rate, I look at this list and simply don’t think I see a winner. Fine songs, but nothing that really captures the essence of the Clinton candidacy, you know? It’s like they asked for nominations at 8:30 am, before the staff had gotten properly caffeinated, and decided to use the first six that popped out. No, I feel certain there are better ideas, and maybe S&R’s readers can help?
Please, hit that comment button and let me know if you have a nominee that Hillary ought to be considering. (And please, I know that there are people here who love her and hate her, so let’s not let this devolve into flame-baiting. Got something to say? Say it with a song…)
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