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Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Campaign Songs

Joanna Weiss has a story in today's Globe about the Democratic presidential candidates looking for the right campaign song. Apparently the Kerry web site has been taking suggestions on this for a while.

I have long believed that a campaign couldn't go wrong with Van Halen's "Right Now", an optimistic, energizing rock song. A similarly-titled song, "Right Here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones could be good too.

Dean has been using the "Little Less Conversation" Elvis remix as his entrance music lately, which seems fitting, except for those darn sexual overtones. John Edwards' choice of Smashmouth's "I'm a Believer" cover is decent, while the other candidate songs are pretty lame--I admit I haven't heard the original "We've Got a Friend in Bob Graham", though it sounds hokey. I guess the song choice has to try to appeal to everyone, which means it ends up being something bland.