Campaign songs http://kalw.org en Did pop music kill the campaign song? http://kalw.org/post/did-pop-music-kill-campaign-song <p>It’s election season so all aspects of every campaign machine is working to get our attention. Some candidates use pop music in their campaigns, but it doesn’t always work in their favor. For example, Tom Petty forced Tea Party candidate Michelle Bachmann to stop using his song, “American Girl,” at her rallies. And candidate Barack Obama had to quit using “Hold On, I’m Comin'" because Sam – of Sam &amp; Dave, the duo that made the song popular – said he had not endorsed the future President.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:05:37 +0000 Steven Short 11698 at http://kalw.org Did pop music kill the campaign song?