Top Five Election Songs

That is, songs specifically about elections and/or voting, not just miscellaneous political or societal change.

1. X, “The New World”
2. Radiohead, “Electioneering”
3. Arcadia, “Election Day”
4. Little Steven, “Vote That Mutha Out”
5. Talking Heads, “The Democratic Circus”

There are fewer of these than I would have guessed (although Lyle Lovett and the Replacements also have songs called “Election Day”), and some of the songs on my list use the political as a metaphor for the personal. What else belongs on the list? Surely we can push that Naked track off it….

posted 4 November 2008 in Tasty Bits and tagged , . 2 comments

2 Comments on Top Five Election Songs

  1. Rob Says:

    “November Rain”?

  2. Dan Says:

    Hostile Two-Party System by John Wesley Harding

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