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Songs For a Super Tuesday

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Obama and Clinton onstage last week in Hollywood | Photo © 2008 by Jonathan Alcorn (sundogg) via LAist Featured Photos Pool

Everyone's a songwriter when there's something big going on. YouTube is busting at the seams with song parodies of candidates and campaigns; some mourn for better choices, some simply sing their support, and some poke lots of fun at the candidates' foibles.

Recently a couple of professional songwriters were asked by Weekend America to come up with songs about this week's Super Tuesday vote. The Mountain Goats and the LA-based Hearts of Palm UK jumped at the challenge, and came up with the following songs for a Super Tuesday:

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"Super Tuesday" by Hearts of Palm UK

For some reason, The Mountain Goats' track isn't available to download and share here, so you'll have to go over to the Weekend America site and hear it there.

After the jump, some "average joe" takes on the candidates, including a musical tribute to Obama featuring LA City Councilman Eric Garcetti on backup, a Hillary Clinton impersonation, and a sad Republican.