Politicians have been using popular music as election anthem songs for decades. A campaign song must be inspiring, memorable, a statement of purpose. But very often, politicians get this way wrong. And more often than that – they don’t ask permission. Washington Post contributor Allison Stewart joins us to talk about campaign theme songs past and present. And: intellectual property lawyer Jonathan D. Reichman joins us to explain the legal issues behind election anthems.
Listeners: Does a song, once used in a political campaign, ever shake the association? Leave us your thoughts in the comment section below.
1. "Click With Dick" - Song from Richard Nixon's 1960 presidential campaign
2. "Road To Nowhere" - Talking Heads (Little Creatures)
3. "I Won't Go Back Down" - Tom Petty (Full Moon Fever)
4. "Work For The Workin Man" Bon Jovi (The Circle)
5. "A Change Would Do You Good" (Sheryl Crow)
6. "R.E.N.T" - Jimmy McMillan (The Rent Is Too DAMN High)
7. "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" - Fleetwood Mac (Rumours)