Campaign songs

4:05pm

Tue October 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Did pop music kill the campaign song?

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 & Dave, the duo that made the song popular – said he had not endorsed the future President.

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