Name That Tune : Theme Songs for John and Sarah

Jackson Browne has filed a lawsuit against John McCain after the Republican presidential candidate used a portion of Browne’s “Running On Empty” in a campaign commercial without permission.

How about SOS by ABBA? Just trying to help…
By Zoltan Abraham / The Rag Blog / September 18, 2008

Check out our suggestions below.

McCain has a music problem. He has a hard time using songs at his campaign rallies without being challenged by the artist for copyright infringement.

Orleans, John Cougar Mellencamp, Mike Myers, Frankie Valli, Jackson Browne, Van Halen, Heart, and ABBA have all complained, and in some cases have even initiated legal action.

But since McCain seems undeterred, why not give him some suggestions for the songs that he *should* use at his rallies?


Disillusion by ABBA

Money, Money, Money by ABBA

Empire by Queensryche

Bad by Michael Jackson

Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson

Electronic Warfare by Apoptygma Berserk

Nonstop Violence by Apoptygma Berserk

War Pigs by Black Sabbath

Let’s Have a War by Fear

Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles

Tragedy by the Bee Gees

Nowhere Man by the Beatles

Union of the Snake by Duran Duran

I’m Afraid of Americans by David Bowie

This Is Not America by David Bowie

Promises, Promises by Naked Eyes

Sheep by Pink Floyd

Master of Puppets by Metallica

American Idiot by Green Day

The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie

The Running Gun Blues by David Bowie

Big Hat No Cattle by Randy Newman

Always Crashing in the Same Car by David Bowie

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps by David Bowie

Big Brother by David Bowie

1984 by David Bowie

I Just Can’t Wait to Be King from the Lion King

The Imperial March from Star Wars

Heart Attack by Olivia Newton-John

Sheer Heart Attack by Queen

Spinning Wheel by Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Running With the Devil by Van Halen

Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses

I’m Going Slightly Mad by Queen

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Marilyn Monroe

Everything You Know Is Wrong by Weird Al Yankovich

No More Mr. Nice Guy by Alice Cooper

The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden

The Real Slim Shady by Eminem

Mosh by Eminem

We Don’t Need Another Hero by Tina Turner

Putting Holes in Happiness by Marilyn Manson

The Man You Fear by Marilyn Manson

Money for Nothing by Dire Straights

The Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Big Shot by Billy Joel

Ogre Battle by Queen

Crazy Train by Ozzy Osborn

Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing by Chris Isaak

I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany

I Can’t Quit Her by Blood, Sweat, and Tears

And for Sarah Palin:

The Jaws Theme Song

Does Your Mother Know That Your Out by ABBA

Papa Don’t Preach by Madonna

Rich Girl by Hall and Oats

I Want It All by Queen

Oops, I Did It Again by Britney Spears

Lawyers, Guns, & Money by Warren Zevon

Evil Woman by E.L.O.

Funky Town by Lipps Inc.

Everybody Makes Mistakes by Hanna Montana

Disposable Teens by Marilyn Manson

Scotty Doesn’t Know from Eurotrip

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cindy Lauper

Anglefalls by Ayla

White Wedding by Billy Idol

Barbie Girl by Aqua

Material Girl by Madonna

Bad to the Bone by George Thorgood

Killer Queen by Queen

She’s Lost Control by Joy Division

Russians by Sting

Back in the USSR by the Beatles

The March of the Black Queen by Queen

The Thrill is Gone by B.B. King

Happiness Is a Warm Gun by the Beatles

What are your suggestions?

And for old times’ sake, here is the old Bush and Blair lovesong – not in the best of taste, but still wickedly funny:

Zoltan Abraham is affiliated with Progressives for Obama.

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2 Responses to Name That Tune : Theme Songs for John and Sarah

  1. LOVED IT, LOVED IT! I’ll send you the lyrics and video link so you can check out one called

    THE REDNECK IN WASILLA – you might add that to your musical suggestions for McCain & Palin


  2. POST SCRIPT: I liked ENDLESS LOVE and SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO that I also found on the video list!

    This is terrific.

    I sent a link and cartoon to Richard – I titled that with the song title, DO IT TO ME ONE MORE TIME.

    Reference? McCain/Keating/this mess we’re in right now!

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