Celebs Got Together To Make The 2016 Democratic Anthem No One Needed
It’s no secret Hillary Clinton has a hell of a lot more celebrities backing her than her Republican opponent. But just in case you weren’t aware, the celebs got together to create the 2016 Democratic anthem literally no one asked for. Sure, it’s cute to sing Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” in support of the first female presidential nominee of a major political party at the Democratic National Convention, but attempts to draw political support through song always end up being pretty cheesy (and not the brie-on-crackers type, because that I’d be more down for).
Elizabeth Banks posted the Pitch Perfect-inspired music video to Facebook Tuesday night, with Mandy Moore, Aisha Tyler, Alan Cumming, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Idina Menzel, Jane Fonda, Kristin Chenoweth, and others all joining in. Just like in the a capella movie, the stars made all the sounds sans instruments, as demonstrated by Moore at the beginning of the video.
Banks begins the performance by saying, “This is for Hillary,” kicking off the new anthem for the Clinton campaign. Some of the celebs also show off their “H” buttons just to make it extra clear why they’re singing in front of a brightly colored backdrop without any music.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good “Fight Song” karaoke session after a breakup or a particularly bad day, and whoever compiled all the stars’ voices did an incredible job, but we don’t need to turn this election into Pitch Perfect. It’s already weird enough on its own.
The part that really screams “we’re trying so hard to be cool!” is the original rap about Clinton that goes, “It takes a village to raise a child, prepare ‘em to run the nation/ We got some hard choices, but together we gonna make it/ We livin’ in history/ America take a bow/ We about to show the world, yeah, women are equal now.” We get it — Clinton’s super hip and cool.
The video ends with Sia saying, “Go Hillary,” complete with jazz hands and a giant bow in her hair only Sia could pull off.
Clinton’s used “Fight Song” at her campaign rallies for months, so it’s a fitting song to recreate. If you ignore the cheesiness of it all, it’s kind of fun. I mean, it’s definitely a lot better than the Trump campaign’s attempt at entertainment, with little girls dancing to a song reminiscent of performances for dictators. So, sure, I’ll take it.