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Songs For a Super Tuesday
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:
"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.
Musician and Obama supporter Semyon Kobialka wrote and performed this riff on Richie Valens' "Oh Donna" at the Nevada Caucus in Caesars Palace Casino on January 19, 2008. Created by Amyn Kaderali, Eric Byler and Annabel Park. Chorus includes Eric Garcetti, President of Los Angeles City Council
badTV's Sandie Black wants Hillary Clinton to win--if only because it gives her four more years to perfect her impersonation of the former first lady. Look for Bill Clinton (rubber mask version) cheering on his mate.
This dude has the "Super Tuesday" blues because he doesn't like any of the candidates running for the GOP nom. Something tells me he will also have the November "Election Night-Morning After Blues" too.