Sunday, October 11, 2015

What Would Be The Greatest Election Campaign Song Of All Time?


As I mentioned previously, we were at the Mulcair rally in Victoria yesterday and, as these things go, it seemed like everybody had a pretty good time.

And while I like Sam Roberts, and his tune called 'We're All In This Together', I'm not sure I wanted to hear it non-stop for the 20 minutes it took us to get out of the old Crystal Gardens on Douglas Street.

Regardless, as you might imagine, this got me to thinking about what makes a great 'campaign' song.

And, after much rumination about tunes like Clinton's 'Don't Stop (Thinking About...)', Obama's 'Don't Stop (Believin'...) and, of course, Reagan's aborted attempt to steal 'Born In The USA' without Springsteen's permission, in the end I came up with the tune at the top of the post.

It was written by Glen Hansard's (i.e. that 'Guy') former busking partner-in-crime, Mic Christopher.

It's about, as Mr. Christopher himself once said, trying to make every single day be our best day.

Which seems like a helluva theme for a campaign that puts people first.

Especially the 'people' that Mr. Beer 'N Hockey has been speaking to while he's been out knocking on doors (careful...Beer's missives are not for the faint of heart).

I honestly had a hard time coming up with other memorable campaign songs used in the country formerly known as Canuckistan...You all probably have a few.
And just in case you are looking for a lower keyed version of 'Heyday' shown at the top of the post, E and I have one for you...Here.



Anonymous said...

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RossK said...





Glen Clark said...

Mine was: A Dream Like Mine by Bruce Cockburn. Still like it!

RossK said...


Didn't know that.

'Tis a very good tune.


Glen Clark said...

Yeah. Didn't think 'if I had a rocket launcher' would be acceptable.

RossK said...