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Music: An Election Day Mixtape

Campaign songs have caused more of a ruckus in this presidential race than teenage pregnancy and extra-marital affairs combined. It all started with a John scandal, when John McCain stole “Our Country” by John Cougar Mellencamp from John Edwards after he got axed in the primaries. Then, Mellencamp told McCain to stop using the track, because the liberal musician didn’t want his tune affiliated with the Republican candidate. After that, hippie balladeer Jackson Browne sued McCain’s campaign to protest the use of his “Running On Empty” in an attack ad against Barack Obama. So, we here at the Frisky decided to put together a voting day soundtrack that everyone can groove to. We might have some differences on our ballots, but our booties bump to the same beats. After the jump, The Frisky’s Election Day Mixtape.

1. “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” by Beastie Boys
2. “Everybody Wants to Rule The World” by Tears for Fears
3. “American Idiot” by Green Day
4. “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley
5. “The Rising” by Bruce Springsteen
6. “America” by Neil Diamond
7. “The Times They Are A Changin’” Bob Dylan
8. “One Good Man” by Janis Joplin
9. “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who
10. “Electioneering” by Radiohead
11. “Paragraph President” by Blackalicious
12. “What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes
13. “Funky President (People It’s Bad)” by James Brown

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