Campaign Music rss

Songs to elect Presidents by.

When Three Presidents Ran Against Each Other But Whiskey Won the Election: The 1912 Campaign Songs of Teddy Roosevelt, Taft & Wilson

Historically, running for President against a President is always an uphill battle. Especially for someone unwary of Washington’s wily ways. First of all, they know what they’re talking about after four years of working on the job and trying to… Read More ›

Obama Rescues Campaign Tradition: Vote for President…with the Best Music

In the eleventh hour President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign for a second term seems to have unwittingly saved the grand tradition of campaign music from oblivion. At Obama rallies in Virginia, Ohio and Iowa this week and last, Bruce Springsteen… Read More ›

Yes He Did: Originality Returns with 2008 Obama Campaign Music

Deals on plane tickets, finding old friends or potential spouses, webisodes, car parts, conspiracy theories, sea level updates, ancestral charts, cheap meds, Berlin Wall pieces, out-of-print books, new pictures of Neptune, way way too much information…and presidential campaign songs. And… Read More ›

The Twinges and Twang of George W. Bush’s 2000 & 2004 Campaign Music

All through the twelve years of his father’s four campaigns for the highest national offices, George W. Bush was at his father’s side: 1980, when he lost the presidential nomination but won as the vice-presidential candidate with Reagan, their 1984… Read More ›

The Echo & Dissonance of George Bush’s 1988 Campaign Music

Although the 41st President George Bush had known and been involved in the presidential campaigns of his Republican predecessors since Dwight D. Eisenhower, his own in 1988 was singularly distinct for the echo rather than sounds of a strongly defining campaign song… Read More ›

A Reagan Country Song & California Classic by ABBA: His 1980 & 1984 Campaign Music

The presidential campaign year of 1980 marked the beginning of what might be termed “theme music” being adopted by presidential candidates, rather than the traditional campaign song. 1976, the year Ronald Reagan lost his challenge to incumbent President Gerald Ford… Read More ›

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