Back in 1984, Bruce Springsteen was indignant over President Reagan’s use of his song ”Born in the U.S.A.” during his reelection bid. This year already has seen similar musician-politico arguments. Here’s a look at some greatest hits from the campaign trail:
After the Arkansas governor started using ”Don’t Stop,” Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie told him to stop.
Before he withdrew from the race, the Nebraska senator tried to identify himself with a John Mellencamp song, but the artist informed him that ”Small Town” wasn’t big enough for both of them.
The bland one might not have been joking when he suggested that the Les Misérables soundtrack might make a good theme.
The guy who once called AIDS ”nature’s retribution” on homosexuals has set his spoiler campaign to the tune of ”We Will Rock You” by Queen, whose singer, Freddie Mercury, died last November of AIDS.
”Don’t Worry, Be Happy” will definitely not fly the second time around; besides, Bobby McFerrin objected to Bush’s adoption of the tune in 1988, so maybe he should consider Tammy Wynette’s ”Stand By Your Man” — the Clinton campaign won’t be needing it.