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10 songs about presidents

It’s President’s Day. Let’s celebrate with a list of songs about United States presidents. Ready? I’ll start with the first 10, then you add:

1. Manic Street Preachers “The Love of Richard Nixon”
2. Dick Holler, “Abraham, Martin and John” (about Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy)
3. Lou Reed, “The Day John Kennedy Died”
4. Electric Six, “Jimmy Carter”
5. Stevie Wonder, “You Haven’t Done Nothin'” (about Richard Nixon)
6. They Might Be Giants, “James K. Polk”
7. The Ramones, “Bonzo Goest To Bitburg” (about Ronald Reagan)
8. Bright Eyes, “When The President Talks To God” (about George W. Bush)
9. The Minutemen, “If Reagan Played Disco”
10. Bongwater, “Reaganation”

Okay, your turn!

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6 thoughts on “10 songs about presidents

  1. Kevin Croitz on said:

    how about Impeach the President by Neil Young, about everyones favorite President Herbert Hoover, nnaaahh just kidding, that last shmuck who sold our country down the river, you know when Neil dont like you watch out, yikes

  2. Marty Clear on said:

    “Ohio” CSNY (Nixon)

    “Trisha Tell Your Daddy” by Andy Kim (Nixon)

    “My Daddy Is President” (JFK-era novelty song)

    “Harry Truman” Chicago

    “Initials” from Hair (LBJ)

    “The Battle of New Orleans” Johnny Horton (Andrew Jackson, although it’s about his pre-presidential exploits)

    “It’s Alright Ma, I’m a Only Bleeding Bob Dylan (Not about a specific president, but has that line about “even the President of the United States has to stand naked.”)

    PT109 (JFK, again, pre-presidentially)

  3. ginavivinetto on said:

    Thank god for Marty.
    Anyone else want to play?

  4. Marty Clear on said:

    “Killer Queen” by Queen (“a built-in remedy for Kruschev and Kennedy”)

    “Sympathy for the Devil” Rolling Stones (who killed the Kennedys)

  5. “November 22nd, 1963” Destroy All Monsters

  6. philipb1961 on said:

    “James K. Polk,” They Might Be Giants
    and check out Greg Kot’s piece on this subject (Chi Trib) – http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/turn_it_up/2009/01/songs-about-presidents-from-jb-lenoir-to-they-might-be-giants.html

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