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February 29th, 2008
05:47 PM ET

Pick a campaign theme song?

 Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

Click the play button to see what Jack and our viewers had to say.

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Music plays an important role on the campaign trail. The right song can rally the crowd and get them pumped up before the candidate gets onstage.

But, several of the presidential candidates have had problems when it comes to picking their music. Hillary Clinton held an online contest to choose her song and came up with the "You and I" by Celine Dion. Fine, except Dion is Canadian. That song had to be scrapped.

John McCain at one point was using John Mellencamp's hits like "Our Country" and "Pink Houses". But the liberal rocker apparently wasn't comfortable with the conservative McCain using his tunes and told him to stop. McCain also ran into problems using the theme song from "Rocky," and also opted against using "Take a Chance on Me" by the Swedish group Abba because of licensing and other concerns.

Mike Huckabee tried playing "More than a Feeling" by the group Boston. They balked, saying Huckabee didn't have permission and was, "the polar opposite of most everything Boston stands for."

As for Barack Obama, he reportedly flicks through his i-Pod at campaign events and picks his favorite Stevie Wonder or Aretha Franklin tune. But on the night of the New Hampshire primary, they played Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." Whoops. He lost that night to Clinton.

Here’s my question to you: What theme song would you suggest for any of the remaining presidential candidates?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?


Robert from Cranston, Rhode Island writes:
Clinton: “I guess that's why they call it the blues”, “She's a Maniac”
McCain: “War Pigs”, “Help!”
Huckabee: “Spirit in the Sky”
Nader: “Here I go again”
Obama: “Imagine”, “We're not gonna take it anymore”
And finally, Obama to McCain and Hillary: “Stuck in the Middle with you”
Obama to McCain: “You ain't seen nothing yet”

M. writes:
McCain: “Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, they're the modern Stone age family!”

Sher from Hagerstown, Maryland writes:
McCain: “I’ll Be Watching You”
Obama: “Born in the USA”
Clinton: “I Will Survive”
Paul: “Is there anybody there?”

Brian from Columbia, Maryland writes:
There are too many possibilities, so I’ll restrict myself to Tom Petty:
Obama: “Runnin’ Down a Dream”
Clinton: “Free Fallin’”
McCain: “The Waiting”
Huckabee: “I Won’t Back Down”
Nader: “Don’t Come Around Here No More”

Leticia writes:
Mike Huckabee: “Livin’ on a Prayer”
John McCain: “Born in the USA”
Hillary Clinton: “Can’t Get No Satisfaction”
Barack Obama: “A Change is Gonna’ Come”
Ralph Nader: “Never Gonna Get It”

RC writes:
Obama: “Runaway Train”
Clinton: “What Do I Have to Do To Make You Want Me”
Mccain: “If You Could Only See”
Huckabee: “Dreams”
Ron Paul: “No Chance in Hell”

Ruthie from Stone Mountain, Georgia writes:
Nader: “Oops, I did it again”
Clinton: “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”
Obama: “Solid, Solid as a Rock”
McCain: “Only a Fool Believes”
Huckabee: “High Hopes”

Christiane writes:
Obama: “Yes we can”
Hillary: “Cry me a River”
McCain: “Toy Soldiers”

Robin from New York writes:
Obama: “We are the champions”
Hillary: “These boots were made for walkin'”
McCain: “Old Man River”

Seth writes:
A fitting theme song for the whole election would be "Welcome to the Jungle”.


Filed under: 2008 Election
soundoff (534 Responses)
  1. Brian, Tampa, Fl

    For the Clinton camp
    ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST....by Queen.
    But give her credit, Sen Hillary has been ready on DAY ONE to return
    to the Senate and answer her phone at 3 am.
    This is it Jack.
    Brian

    February 29, 2008 at 2:48 pm |
  2. kevin boggs

    Here are my picks for the candidates theme songs:

    McCain:
    "The best is yet to come" – Sinatra.
    McCain would fail if he tried to tie himself to any mnodern song.
    It would be a good message for him from, a perosn closer to his generation.

    Hillary:
    "There's whiskey in the jar" – Classic Irish Folk Song.
    She is not going to beat Obama....So it is time for a drink!

    Obama:
    "Man in the mirror" – Michael Jackson
    The message of change, and actually some excellent lyrics.
    This would fit Obama very well.

    Great Show as Always,
    Kevin
    Naples, FL

    February 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  3. Jorge from Monterey, California

    Jack,
    For McCain = Highway to Hell AC/DC
    For Clinton = Holiday Green Day
    For Obama = Better Together Jack Johnson

    February 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  4. Brian From Fort Mill, S.C.

    For Barack Obama, "U Can't Touch This" by M.C. Hammer.

    For Hillary Clinton, "Go Home" by Stevie Wonder.

    For Mike Huckabee, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Hudson.

    For John McCain, nothing, because when he was born, music wasn't invented yet.

    February 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  5. Larry from Georgetown, Tx

    The Texas A&M University War Hymn for Barack Obama.

    February 29, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  6. Paulette Dallas,PA

    Theme song from the Rocky movies is appropriate for Hillary.

    February 29, 2008 at 2:53 pm |
  7. Ron

    Its so hard to say goodbye to yesterday by Boyz to Men for Hillary and McCain.

    February 29, 2008 at 2:54 pm |
  8. Wendy Theriault

    How about "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy' for McCain ?

    February 29, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  9. Bob from Traverse city Michigan

    For Obama. Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas. For Senator Clinton "Yet your afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme" thats from cold cold heart by Hank Williams. For John McCain a little song from the sixties that I don't remember who sung but it went like this "I love him, I love him, I love him. I will follow him. Whereever he may go......"

    February 29, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  10. marcus mt.olive

    SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW FOR BARACK;

    February 29, 2008 at 2:57 pm |
  11. Evan, Orlando, FL

    Eye of the Tiger for Barack. He came from the bottom to the top and it does not seem that he will stop until he reaches the White House.

    February 29, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  12. Elise

    McCain...The Party's Over

    Clinton...Last Dance

    Obama...Don't Worry..Be Happy

    Elise
    Sister Bay,Wi

    February 29, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  13. Evan, Orlando, FL

    Eye of the Tiger for Barack. He came from the bottom to the top and it does not seem that he will stop until he reaches the White House.

    February 29, 2008 at 2:59 pm |
  14. Mike Smith, New Orleans

    Barack Obama: "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

    Hillary Clinton: "Is That All There Is?"

    John McCain: "Yesterday"

    February 29, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  15. R S in ohio

    For Hillary

    Its been a hard days night.

    February 29, 2008 at 3:02 pm |
  16. Ron Richmond VA

    Obama, VooDoo Chil by Stevie Ray Vaughn

    McCain, Bad Moon Rising by CCR

    Hillary Clinton, Theme from Back to the Future by the Boston Pops

    February 29, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  17. Linda, Tehachapi, Calif.

    Huckabee: "The party's over ...and it's time to go home..."

    McCain: "Sunrise, Sunset...Sunrise, Sunset....quickly flow the years..."

    Clinton: "I am woman! Hear me whine...about getting the first question, how the media picks on me....."

    Obama: "OH LORD it's hard to be humble, when your perfect in every way!"

    February 29, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  18. Ginger, Rocky Mountains

    McCain- "Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran" to Beach Boys song Barbara Ann or Frank Sinatra "It Was A Very Good Year" (I do love that song!"

    Hilllary ' "Queen of Denial"

    Obama- "TURN THE PAGE!!!"

    February 29, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  19. Michael

    Obama- Obama girl
    Hillary- Obama girl

    February 29, 2008 at 3:07 pm |
  20. Karen Las Vegas

    Hillary Clinton: Maniac (from Flashdance) or Hard Headed Woman (Cat Stevens)

    Barack Obama: I Hope (Dixie Chicks) or Imagine (John Lennon)

    John McCain: Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

    Mike Huckabee: Arkansas (from the musical Big River)

    Ron Paul: You Never Give Me Your Money (Beatles)

    February 29, 2008 at 3:08 pm |
  21. AndyZ

    Fairfax, VA

    McCain: Peaceful, Easy Feeling; The Eagles

    Obama: Can't Touch This; M.C. Hammer

    Hillary: Don't Stop; Fleetwood Mac (I can hope, can't I?)

    February 29, 2008 at 3:11 pm |
  22. Deanna Grissom, Katy Texas

    We Are The Champions My Friends – for Obama

    Cry Me a River – for Clinton

    February 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  23. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Hillary: Oh where, Oh where did I go wrong
    Obama: I did it my way and now the end is near
    McCain: Hit the road Huck and don't come back no more, no more
    Huckabee: I believe in Miracles

    February 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm |
  24. Jed from Chico, CA

    For Hillary Clinton, "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) by Motley Crue

    For Mike Huckabee, "Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) by Steam

    For John McCain, 'Old Man River', by Jim Croce

    For Barack Obama, 'More Than Words', by Extreme

    February 29, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  25. Sam Foster, Katy Texas

    The Best is Yet To Come – Obama

    Stink – Clinton

    February 29, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  26. Eugene Womack Northern California

    Jack a fitting theme song, for the remaining candidates and our nation, as well would be, "Are the good times really over for good", by country legend Merle Haggard. Listen to this 1981 song and you'll see how much it applies, to our nation's problems and concerns. It's definitely a beer drinking song Jack.

    February 29, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  27. Alex in Madison Wisconsin

    Hilary with the obvious: Can't Stand Losing You by The Police

    McCain with PTSD-Alzheimer's : Memories Can't Wait by the Talking Heads

    Huckabee just does not give up: Life During Wartime by the Talking Heads

    Obama didn't think even he would get this far: A Moment Like This by Kelly Clarkson

    February 29, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  28. Rex in Portland, Ore.

    From the Stevenson – Eisenhower campaign in 1952:

    I GO POGO !

    In our high school in Casa Grande, Arizona, 396 students voted. Eisenhower got 3 votes. Stevenson got 385. Pogo got 8.

    February 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm |
  29. tco

    For Obama: "One Moment in Time"

    For Hillary: "Cry Me a River"

    (For Bill: "I Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog.")

    For McCain: "I'm a Loser"

    For Huckabee: "There Is a Balm in Gilead"

    For Paul: "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"

    For Nader: "One Bad Apple"

    And, if I had my way, Bush W.'s new theme song would be "Jailhouse Rock."

    February 29, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  30. Judi from Dallas, TX

    Jack, Alphabetically so as to show no partiality:

    Clinton: Ding, Dong, The Witch Is Dead (The Wizard of Oz)

    Huckabee: While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles)

    McCain: Born in the U.S.A. (Bruce Springsteen)

    Nader: Bye, Bye American Pie (Don McLean)

    Obama: Imagine (John Lennon)

    Paul: Who are you? Who-oo-oo? (The Who)

    February 29, 2008 at 3:18 pm |
  31. Roger

    Jack For the Democrats it could be any number of songs from Springsteen such as Its Going To Be a Long Walk Home or his version of Seegers, How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live. For McCain, To Hell With The Poor and the Middle Class for they can kiss my Lying a–. This song was written by a group called the Right-Wingers also known as the GOP. Roger

    February 29, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  32. Alane from Hudson Florida

    Hillary Clinton- Aretha Franklin RESPECT
    Obama-Drop Dead Fred's "I'm Too Sexy"
    John McCain or the Republicans in general Stevie Wonders' You Haven't Done Nothing

    February 29, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  33. Burt

    "You are my Hero" for the SMART, WITTY, AND HARDWORKING WOMAN .. HILLARY OF COURSE ...

    February 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm |
  34. Obamagirl in Texas

    Sen McCain: Forever Young
    Sen Clinton: Witchy Woman
    Sen. Obama: Don't Stop Believing

    February 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  35. Judie, St Augustine Fl

    Hi Jack

    Obama High Hopes

    Clinton The Impossible Dream

    McCain Old Soldiers Never Die

    Hukabee The Hucklebuck

    Thanks for a wonderful show!

    February 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm |
  36. Jeff, West Palm Beach

    The band's been playing Taps for Huckabee and Clinton, but someone doesn't have the guts to ask them remove their earplugs.

    February 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  37. Jim

    McCain – Adios Amigo – Jim Reeves
    Obama – The Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels
    Clinton – Baby I'm A Want You – Bread

    Jim
    Prosperity SC

    February 29, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  38. MICHAEL BURNETT L.I.N.Y.

    Obama, song is (You are the man) by En Vogue.

    Clinton, song is (I jus wont it to be over) by Keyshia Cole.

    McCain, song is (Didn't we almost have it all) by Whitney Houston.

    February 29, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  39. Shannon McNally in Galesburg, IL

    Obama's is easy. "Yes We Can" by will.i.am

    February 29, 2008 at 3:29 pm |
  40. Daniel From Tempe AZ

    Jack,

    If we only had a viable independent candidate (Lou Dobbs, you reading this), the fitting song for all three candidates would be a great Willie Nelson song, The Party's Over!

    February 29, 2008 at 3:30 pm |
  41. Al

    For Hillary...any song where the fat lady sings.

    Al, Lawrence KS

    February 29, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  42. Allen L Wenger

    Mike Huckabee – Mamma told me not to come by 3 dog night –Hillary Clinton – Party's over by Telsa –Barack Obama – Born to run by Bruce Springsteen –John McCain – Old man by Neil Young

    February 29, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  43. Kevin- Webster, MA

    Hillary ............Money by Pink Floyd
    Barack.............Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    McCain.......... Wish You Were Here by pink Floyd
    Huckerbee..... Lunatics by Pink Floyd

    Jack, notice a theme here. There all physcadelic, not just the songs but the canidates too!

    February 29, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  44. Joe in DE

    Mc Cain – The Impossible Dream, preferrably with a windmilll in the background.

    February 29, 2008 at 3:33 pm |
  45. John - Spokane, WA

    For Obama – "You Can't hide your lie'n Eyes" The Eagles

    For Clinton – "I get knocked down but I get up again"
    By Chumbawumba

    February 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  46. Paul Axel, Madison WI

    For McCain: "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)", by R.E.M. If there's any song that can sum up John McCain's campaign and his potential effect on the country, I haven't heard it.

    For Huckabee: "Don't You (Forget About Me)", by Simple Minds. The title, the lyrics, and even the band name somehow seems fitting. Plus, Mike Huckabee seems like a Breakfast Club sort of person.

    For Clinton: "Big Girls Don't Cry", by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. It's a classic song that everyone knows, and a lesson that she should keep in mind from now on.

    For Obama: "Living in America", by James Brown. I've always wanted a presidental campaign to use the song. It's got a great beat, you can dance to it (I'd give it a 9), and it really speaks to America as a whole.

    February 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  47. James in Cape Coral, FL

    Changes by David Bowie: for Obama, it suits his campaign. Also Hail to the Chief: for Hillary, fit's her attitude. And best of all, Fortunate Son by CCR, which amplifies my position on his war hungry attitude.

    February 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm |
  48. Liz in California

    OBAMA=MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR BY THE BEATLES

    CLINTON=FEELIN' STRONGER EVERY DAY BY CHICAGO

    MCCAIN=THE LONG RUN BY THE EAGLES

    HUCKABEE=RUNNING ON EMPTY BY JACKSON BROWNE

    February 29, 2008 at 3:37 pm |
  49. Carey from Richmond, KY

    For Obama: One moment in time by Whitney Houston
    For Clinton: Back stabbers by the OJays
    For McCain: Good night, Sweet Heart, its time to go...........

    February 29, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  50. Karen Las Vegas

    OOPS! I forgot a second one for Huckabee: Simple Man (Lynrd Skynrd)

    February 29, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  51. Rufus in 29 Palms, California

    Dea r Jack:

    As theme songs for the remaining presidential candidates, I decided to choose titles written by the Beatles because...well, who doesn't know the Beatles.

    Barack Obama: Magical Mystery Tour
    Hillary Clinton: I'm a Loser
    John McCain: You Never Give Me Your Money
    Mike Huckabee: I'm Happy Just to Dance with You
    Ron Paul: Money (That's All I Want)
    Ralph Nader: The Fool on the Hill

    February 29, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  52. Michael Coogen in Lorton, Virginia

    There's no bad day that can't be overcome by listening to a song by any barbershop quartet. SInce the are all intellectuals, you could play the William Tell Overture, but then again hey want associate that with the Longe Ranger. You could choose an Opera; it s when individuals start stabbing each other in the back and, instead of bleeding, they sings.

    February 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  53. W B in Las Vegas

    Obama....exit music from "The Right Stuff" although those that say "High Hopes" have a good point
    Hillary...... "No Feelings" by the Sex Pistols
    McCain (or any OTHER Republican) .... "Liar" by the Sex Pistols

    February 29, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  54. Tammie

    Clinton – Another one bites the dust
    McCain – Bourn in the USA
    Obama – You can't touch this

    Nobody else is really in the race so no music needed.

    Tammie
    Midland, MI

    February 29, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  55. Jenny from Nanuet, New York

    For McCain-"Barbara Ann" (Bomb Iran)

    For Huckabee-"On a Wing and a Prayer"

    For Clinton-"Hard to Say I'm Sorry"

    And for Obama-"We are the Champions"

    February 29, 2008 at 3:46 pm |
  56. Greg

    McCain should pick a composition by Mozart. That way he could relive his childhood, which were around the years Mozart lived his.

    Bucks County, PA

    February 29, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  57. Terry North Carolina

    Jack
    You and all these people who responded to this question need to get a hobby !

    February 29, 2008 at 3:47 pm |
  58. Mike, Toronto

    I have some Star Wars themes:

    Clinton: Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)

    Obama: Leia's News – Light Of The Force

    McCain: Parade Of The Ewoks

    Too bad I cannot actually send you a montage – it would look really funny!

    February 29, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  59. Tanya

    For McCain: The Fool on the Hill, by the Beatles

    Joshua Tree, CA

    February 29, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  60. Bill from NC

    Obama's (to Hillary Clinton): "Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, goo-ood-bye...."

    February 29, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  61. Julie VanDusky

    For Hillary: "Fighter" by Christina Aguilera!

    "Makes me that much stonger, Makes me work a little bit harder, It makes me that much wiser, So thanks for making me a fighter, Made me learn a little bit faster, Made my skin a little bit thicker, Makes me that much smarter, So thanks for making me a fighter... You won't stop me. I am a fighter and I ain't gonna stop, There is not turning back, I've had enough"

    Or "Survivor" by Destiny's Child

    I'm a survivor (what),
    I'm not gonna give up (what),
    I'm not gon' stop (what),
    I'm gonna work harder (what),
    I'm a survivor (what),
    I'm gonna make it (what),
    I will survive (what),
    Keep on survivin' (what),
    I'm a survivor (what),
    I'm not gonna give up (what),
    I'm not gon' stop (what),
    I'm gonna work harder (what),
    I'm a survivor (what),
    I'm gonna make it (what),
    I will survive (what),
    Keep on survivin' (what).

    February 29, 2008 at 3:50 pm |
  62. Liz in California

    Gee....Forgot all about Nader

    DREAM ON BY AEROSMITH

    February 29, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  63. Mike Nunn

    It is sad but for Hillary I guess about the only song that seems appropriate for her and the nation is " Where have all the Flowers Gone "

    February 29, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  64. Diane Barneveld, NY

    Too many to sort through for the dems, but for the whole republican party:
    They're coming to take me away...HA! HA!!

    February 29, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  65. Mary

    Barack- Didn't We (Almost Make it This Time)

    Clinton- Happy Days Are Here Again

    McCain- Na-Na-Na-Na, Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye

    Mary from Florida

    February 29, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  66. Mike Nunn

    A good one for Huckabee is an old Hank Williams Song " When God Comes and Gathers his Jewels ".

    February 29, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  67. Nora. South Texas

    Obama- We are the World- old ,young,black,white,hispanic, men,women all are coming together because they believe in him!!

    Hillary "Mean Woman Blues- We know why, I think we can figure it out

    McCain- Forever Young- cause he thinks he is.

    Huckabee- "All I really want to do" Is beat John McCain and be the nominee oh yea and president too

    Paul-"Leave me Alone" Nader- All or Nothing

    February 29, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  68. pam hussien greenwood s.c.

    for hillary it would be bb king's the thrill is gone

    February 29, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  69. Lonell Gunn from Jackson, TN

    McCain: Ain't no sunshine when she's gone

    Obama: "Ain't no stopping us now" and "I take you there"

    Clinton: Oops I did it again

    February 29, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  70. Sue, Orlando FL

    The theme song for the Republican campaign should be "Send in the Clowns".

    February 29, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  71. Barry, Oregon

    For Hillary, Tchaikovsky's Pathétique Symphony, fourth movement.

    Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien for Obama or Lincoln's campaign song, a portion of which is plagarized below (though it is in public domain):

    O clear the track for Honest Ob,

    McClinton is behind him,
    She can never win the race,
    She can't keep up with Obama.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  72. Chris

    Obama - Queen: A Kind of Magic
    Hillary - Journey: Don't Stop Believing - the most uncool song I can think of, which she already used in an official video
    McCain - I'll ask my grandma

    February 29, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  73. EFabian

    For Barrack Obama there is no other song more fitting than "Heaven on their Minds" from Jesus Christ Superstar.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:08 pm |
  74. earl illingsworth

    Obama to Hillary,-Please release me ,let me go- Artist:Englebert Humperdink Hillary to Obama- Dream on , Dream on, Dreaming til your dreams come true -Artist: Aerosmith McCain to Hilary – El Paso- (Artist: Marty Robbins McCain to Obama-September Song-Artist: Roy Clarke

    February 29, 2008 at 4:09 pm |
  75. Chris

    Alternate for Clinton
    Sex Pistols: God Save the Queen

    February 29, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  76. Roy Munroe

    McCain: I May Be Used, But Baby I Ain't Used Up; Jesus Loves Me But He Can't Stand You by the Austin Lounge Lizards.

    Clinton: How Can I Miss You if You Won't Go Away?
    Written by Leonard Linnehan & Louis Philip Perry;
    Betcha I Getcha Johnny Faire 1958/Feb.

    Obama: You Were Only A Splinter As I Slid Down The Banister Of Life:
    Behave, Be Quiet Or Begone [!!] Roy Duke 1956/July 7

    February 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  77. Ruthie, Stone Mountain GA

    Clinton – It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.
    Obama – Solid – Solid as a Rock
    McCain – Only a Fool Believes

    February 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  78. Jane in Victoria, BC

    For Obama: Frank Sinatra singing that line "Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you, if you're young at heart..."....

    For McCain: Crosby Stills Nash & Young "Ohio"

    and For Clinton: Helen Reddy "I am woman"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  79. onenibble

    For Hillary : Shake, Rattle and Roll
    For Obama : What's Your Name ?
    For McCain : Kung Fu Fighting
    For Huckabee : Onward Christian Soldier
    For Nader : Hound Dog

    February 29, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  80. Danielson

    Use the most recent Oscar-winning song for the ever-more-theatrical Clinton campaign.

    From "Falling Slowly" by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova: (refrain)

    "...Take this sinking boat and point it home we've still got TIIIIIIME...."

    February 29, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  81. Mike

    Obama – Hypnotize
    Clinton – Tough Enough
    McCain – Hells Bells

    Cafferty – Loser

    February 29, 2008 at 4:14 pm |
  82. Ruthie, Stone Mountain GA

    Nader – Oops I did it again
    Clinton – It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.
    Obama – Solid – Solid as a Rock
    McCain – Only a Fool Believes
    Huckabee – Hight Hopes

    February 29, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  83. Christiane

    for Obama " Yes we can " by Will,i.am
    for Hillary "Cry me a River" by Justin Timberlake
    for Mc Cain " Toy Soldiers" by Eminem

    February 29, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  84. Deborah Johnson-Iowa

    Clinton: R E S P E C T or I am woman hear me roar

    Obama: “You Can’t hide your lie’n Eyes” The Eagles

    McCain: oh woe is me

    February 29, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  85. Clark, Milford, Indiana

    McCain My Way
    Clinton Roll me over in the clover
    Obama New York New York

    February 29, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  86. Sandra from Chicago, IL

    Clinton- Boyz to Men- "We've Come to the End of the Road"

    McCain- "Pick Up the Pieces"- Average White Band

    Obama- "We Are the World"-

    February 29, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  87. Zach Fulciniti from West Chester, OH

    End Of The Road – boys to men; for hillary clinton's campaign

    February 29, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  88. James Powell

    "The Long and Winding Road" would be appropriate for all candidates still in the presidential race.

    Mobile, Alabama

    February 29, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  89. Eli of Stockbridge

    It should, and only because the Constitution says so. Will we skew that for Gove of California as well. Oh heck, its just the constitution....

    February 29, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  90. Dylan in CA

    OBAMA: "Changes" by David Bowie.

    HILLARY: "The End" by The Doors.

    MCCAIN: "What Is And What Should Never Be" by Led Zeppelin.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:18 pm |
  91. RPF

    For Dr. Ron Paul, "Revolution" by The Pretenders.

    RPF
    New Jersey

    February 29, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  92. Joshua P.

    Jack,
    After looking through my Itunes i picked:

    For Hiliary Clinton- I would pickI "I Want you back" cause all of her supporters are slowly leaving her.

    For John McCain- "It's all over" form Dreamgirls cause unless he get money It's all over.

    Barrack Obama- I would pick "There's hope" by India Arie before come on stage and then "Good Life" By Kanye West

    last but not least for Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley

    February 29, 2008 at 4:19 pm |
  93. Carolyn Louisiana

    Hillary: How do I say GOODBYE
    Barrack: We are the CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD
    McCain: War, what are you good for absolutely nothing!!!!!!!

    February 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  94. clarity

    Clinton (to Obama) – You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you! – Carly Simon. LOL!

    February 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  95. Monte Brown

    "Open the door and come on in
    I'm so glad to see you, my friend
    You're like a rainbow coming around the bend.
    And when I see you happy
    Well It sets my heart free.
    I'd like to be as good a friend to you
    As you are to me."

    Words by Judy Collins

    This song reminds me of Hillary Clintons message to struggling Americans.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  96. Tom in Desoto Texas

    Song for Obama – M.C.Hammer's "Can't Touch This"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  97. Joe Collins

    Barack Obama's HAS to be "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke. Period.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  98. sandy

    Theme song for Obama: This is my now! The song that Jorden Sparks sang when she won American Idol. This is perfect for no one even dreamt that he would have gotten this far. Yes he can and he will.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  99. Nina, Charlotte, NC

    Obama: Accentuate the Positive

    You've got to accentuate the positive
    Eliminate the negative
    Latch on to the affirmative
    Don't mess with Mister In-Between

    February 29, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  100. Gabby

    Clinton .. Queen Of The Silver Dollar by: Dr. Hook
    Obama .. Here Comes My Hero by: The Foo Fighters
    McCain .. One Tin Soldier by: Helen Reddy

    February 29, 2008 at 4:21 pm |
  101. Bill from Tennessee

    Clinton – "I Still Believe in Fairy Tales" by Tammy Wynette

    Obama – "Promises, Promises" Burt Bacharach

    McCain – "Grandpa (Tell me 'Bout The Good Old Days) The Judds

    Huckabee – "The Impossible Dream" Elvis

    February 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  102. Praetorian, Ft. Myers, FL

    Obama: Smoke on the Water...

    Clinton: We can make it...

    McCain: Margueritaville....

    February 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  103. DWC

    How about a new version of "Rock Steady" by Aretha... "Ba-Rack Steady." Could be a YouTube hit.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  104. Emily Coletta from Elmira, New York

    Obama: Sweet Home Chicago by the Blues Brothers

    February 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm |
  105. Tom in Desoto Texas

    For Obama – M.C. Hammer's – "Can't Touch This"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  106. Cindy

    Hit me with your best shot.
    Maine

    February 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  107. Phil in Wenatchee, WA

    "Workin' on the Chain Gang" by The Pretenders

    February 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  108. Claire from Texas

    I think Another One Bites the Dust for Clinton is perfect...

    February 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm |
  109. Corey from Jersey

    Hillary's theme song should be "I'm Sorry 2004"–by Ruben Studdard...because she must be sorry she didn't run in 2004!

    Obama's theme song should be "I'm Gonna Knock You Out...Mamma Said Knock You Out!"–by L.L. Cool J. That is definitely the song of a champion. Addionally, Obama rhymes with Mamma!

    February 29, 2008 at 4:25 pm |
  110. Martin (Bolivia)

    All Rolling Stones songs:

    For Obama: Get Off Of My Cloud & No Use in Crying

    For Clinton: You Can’t Always Get What You Want & No More Tears

    For McCain: It Won’t Take Long & (to Huckabee) Oh, No, Not You Again!

    For Huckabee: How Can I Stop? & One More Try

    For all of them: Time Is On My Side

    And one for “candidate” Bill: If You Want Me To Stay

    February 29, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  111. Anonymous

    Obama: "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" – Will Smith

    Hillary: "Never Gonna Give You Up" – Rick Astley

    McCain: "My Conservative Girlfriend" – The Foremen

    February 29, 2008 at 4:26 pm |
  112. snoopy

    obamas song: The Great Pretender

    February 29, 2008 at 4:27 pm |
  113. Bob from Madison, WI

    ...WTF, somebody said Kung Fu Fighting for McCain?! Come ON!

    February 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  114. Ann, Manhattan Beach,CA

    Obama – "There's hope" India.Arie
    Clinton – "If I could turn back time" Cher
    McCain – "If your young at heart" Sinatra

    February 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  115. bsmart

    "HUMMINGBIRD" by Seals and Crofts. It matches the beauty of the
    Obama campaign and the united spirit of the American people.

    Obama 08.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  116. Mark, AZ

    For Hillary-

    "Nah nah nah nah, Nah nah nah nah, Hey Hey Hey, goodbye!"

    For Obama-

    "Can't touch this!" – MC Hammer

    For McCain-

    "The good, the bad, and the Ugly" theme song.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  117. Tarvi Jones, Los Angeles

    Obama: "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J (He's kickin' her butt)

    Clinton: "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye to Yesterday" by Boys 2 Men(The '90s are over but she and Bill can't seem to let go)

    McCain: "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" Otis Redding (He needs to retire and do just that...sit on the dock of the bay)

    February 29, 2008 at 4:29 pm |
  118. Buddy Holly , Baton Rouge , LA

    For Hillary Clinton Campaign " Million Dollar Baby " or " Sam you made the Pantsuit too long " for Barack Obama " It's not that easy being Green by Kermit the Frog " or " City of New Orleans" by Arlo Guthrie. for John McCain " Oldman River " or " Does your chewing gum lose it's flavor on the bedpost overnight ? " for Mike Huckabee " Jesus Take The Wheel " by Carrie Underwood or " Amazing Grace "

    Buddy Holly , Baton Rouge , LA

    February 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  119. Darius, Dallas TX

    Obama: Definitely "Eye of the Tiger"
    Clinton: "The Song is Over"
    McCain: ...probably doesn't know what music is
    Huckabee: "Livin' on a Prayer"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  120. Chuck B Coastal NC

    Clinton--wicthy woman
    McCain-- the man who sold the world
    Huckibee- the long run
    Nader- dreamer

    February 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  121. Deborah, OH

    Hillary.....Devil In A Blue Dress
    Obama.....Bring The Boys Home
    McCain.....Soldier Boy

    February 29, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  122. Ann, Manhattan Beach,CA

    Obama "There's Hope" India.Arie
    Clinton "If I could turn back time" Cher
    McCain "If your young at heart" Sinatra

    February 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  123. Debbie

    Hillary, ""Ain't Seen Nothin Yet"" She gets up everyday fighting for average Americans. Her words and actions have prepared her for the Presidency. She will win Texas, Ohio, and R.I. and all you card carrying Obamarama idol worshipers are going to have to sing along. What has happened to you Jack? You use to be able to tell the difference between real and memorex.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  124. Lynn Gaulin

    For Michele Obama America The Beautiful

    February 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  125. Rob in CA

    Clinton "Goodnight, Irene"
    Obama "You Can't Touch This"
    McCain "We Won't Be Fooled Again"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  126. Cindy

    For Obama Sweet Victory by David Glen Eisley
    from MAINE

    February 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  127. Javier from Rochester, NY

    Ron Paul: "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" (The Temptations)

    Hillary Clinton: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" (The
    Temptations)

    Ralph Nader: "Cloud Nine" (The Temptations)

    Mike Huckabee: "Please Return Your Love to Me" (The Temptations)

    John McCain: "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" (The Temptations)

    Barack Obama: "You're My Everything" (The Temptations)

    February 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm |
  128. jerzee gal

    Obama-"Change Gon' Come"-Sam Cooke
    Clinton-(Can't get no)"Satisfaction"-The Rolling Stones

    February 29, 2008 at 4:33 pm |
  129. Aussie Greg

    For Hillary a little bit of Dylan (Bob that is not Thomas)

    Goodbye is too god a word babe, so I'll just say fare de well

    February 29, 2008 at 4:34 pm |
  130. ian

    Obama: You Can Get It If You Really Want (or The Harder they Come, The Harder They Fall for that matter) – Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come Soundtrack

    Hillary: [Insert Fleetwood Mac song here]

    McCain: "My War" by Black Flag and/or "Let's Have a War" by FEAR

    You heard it here first, my friends . . .

    February 29, 2008 at 4:35 pm |
  131. Barbara - Warner Robins, GA

    Clinton: "Makin' Believe" by Kitty Wells
    Obama: "Let the Good Times Roll" by Ray Charles
    McCain: "Too Old to Cut the Mustard" by Ernest Tubb

    February 29, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  132. Brian, Columbia, Md.

    There are too many possibilities, so I'll restrict myself to Tom Petty:

    Barack Obama – Runnin' Down a Dream
    Hillary Clinton – Free Fallin'
    John McCain – The Waiting
    Mike Huckabee – I Won't Back Down
    Ralph Nader – Don't Come Around Here No More

    February 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  133. Coirnthia Smith from Fayetteville, GA

    Barack Obama: "Brush Your Shoulders Off" Jay-Z or
    "They Know" Shawty Lo
    Hillary Clinton: "Hard to Say Goodbye" Boyz II Men
    Mike Huckabee: "My Perogative" Bobby Brown
    John McCain: "For the Good Times" Otis Redding

    February 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  134. PhilDouglas

    "Rock-a-bye-baby."

    As a Clinton sleeps her phone rings forever?

    I thought it amusing that the current "phone" ad is intended to engender fear - rather it gave me additional pause for concern about Senator Clinton's lack of executive skills.

    Do we want a CEO who lets the phone ring, while a world crisis could be ongoing? I think not.

    The phone ad just reinforces the lack of long and short range planning, fiscal reasonableness, and lack of execution in her campaign; all of which reinforces good reasons why she lacks skill and experience as a CEO.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  135. Paulet

    To Brian in Fla - Perfect, could not have said it better.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm |
  136. Corey from Jersey

    McCain's theme song should be "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number"–by the late great Aaliyah...because he is so damn old.

    Huckabee's theme song should be "Never Gonna Get It"–by En Vouge...because he is never gonna get the Republican nomination.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  137. Les from Yorktown New York

    Jack,

    For Hillary and Mike Huckabee I would suggest "Turn out the lights the parties over"

    For John McCain I would suggest a John Denver song "Some Days are Diamonds, Some Days are stones"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  138. Joe Collins

    Can't believe I didn't think of this earlier, Hillary Clinton's should be "It's My Party" by Leslie Gore.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  139. William Davis

    For this Tuesdays Theme song for Hilliary, if she wins: Eye of the Tiger

    For this Tuesdays Theme son for Obama, if he wins. Yes we can (Pointer Sisters)

    For John McCain, to conservatives: If you leave me now ( by Chicago)

    For Huckabee: King of the Road

    February 29, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  140. FloridaRN

    McCain: The Beatles, "Come Together", or Crosby, Stills, and Nash, "Ohio".
    Clinton: "Who Do You Think You Are, Mr. Bigstuff"
    Obama: "Can't Touch This"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  141. Sher

    Funny you should ask–I've had my selection for weeks:

    McCain: "I'll Be Watching You" by the Police
    Obama: "Born in the USA" by The Boss
    Clinton: "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor
    Paul: "Is There Anybody There"

    Sher from Hagerstown, Maryland

    February 29, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  142. Barbara in Ohio

    For John McCain–This old man
    for Hillary Clinton-The old gray mare ain't what she used to be
    For Barack Obama– You light up my life !! Which is true & he gives me hope to carry on !

    February 29, 2008 at 4:39 pm |
  143. Brian, Pembroke VA

    Hillary–"It's MY Party and I'll Cry if I Want To"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  144. Kevin from IN

    Funny, I always thought that "City of Blinding Lights" by U2 was Obama's theme song.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:40 pm |
  145. Stan McCauley

    What a superfluous topic to focus on. I expect better of Jack Cafferty, one of the few real journalists left on television (Wolf Blitzer not included in that dwindling group). Where's John Chancellor when we need him?

    February 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  146. jan

    Clinton– You can"t always grt what you want-Rolling Stones
    Obama–We are the Champions-Queen
    McCain–old time rock & roll-silver bullet band

    February 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  147. Joe Collins

    One last one, John McCain's should be "We'll Follow The Old Man" from White Christmas.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:41 pm |
  148. James in Kamiah

    For Barak Obama...
    Eminem's lose yourself. It tells Barak's story of him coming from the people.

    For Hillary and John McCain? I would have to say Europes the Final countdown, or if I were to seperate the two, which is becoming harder and harder these days...
    For Hillary... Gloria Gaynor's I will survive, and for John MCain... The Beach Boys.. Boperan [His words Bomb Iran]. this way the people will know EXACTLY what they're gettin. One's a self centered victim, and the other thinks it's funny to decimate other regions to show how tough we are.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:42 pm |
  149. Dennis G form FL

    "You can't always get what you want but, if you try some times you might just find, you get what you need" – The Rolling Stones

    February 29, 2008 at 4:42 pm |
  150. Karen, Springfield,llinois

    Hillary – 'The best is yet to come'.- Sinatra

    February 29, 2008 at 4:42 pm |
  151. john marlton, nj

    Jack, the horn on my car is more inspirational than ANY of the remaining candidates.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  152. Tyrone Malone

    For Barack Obama,

    Lenny Kravitz' – It ain't over, 'til it's over

    (though hopefully it will be over soon...)

    February 29, 2008 at 4:43 pm |
  153. Swestfall

    for Ron Paul

    Aimee Allen's Unofficial "Ron Paul Revolution"
    (it's great by the way Youtube it and hear it yourself.

    Written just for the purpose...how many others can say that?

    February 29, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  154. Sharon

    John McCain – "Johnny B Good"
    Hillary Clinton – "Who's bed have your boots been under"
    B. Obama – "Brainwasher"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  155. jerzee gal

    Mike Huckabee-Livin' on a Prayer
    John McCain-Born in the USA

    Hillary Clinton-(Can't Get No)"Satisfaction"
    Barack Obama-"Change Gon' Come"

    Ralph Nader-"Never Gonna Get It"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  156. Arnold,WV

    Hillary; Garth Brooks ,Friends in low places

    February 29, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  157. Peter in CA

    Obama: You Raise Me Up
    Hillary and McCain: You Raise HIM Up!

    February 29, 2008 at 4:45 pm |
  158. Brandy

    For Obama there is a Chicago song called Glory of Love that has perfect lyrics for him. It says "I am the man who will fight for your honor. I'll be the hero you've been dreaming of. We'll live forever, knowing together that we did it all for the glory of love". Since his message is one of hope, and love, and coming together for the greater good. I think that one is perfect.

    For Hillary I think that old Paula Abdul song Cold Hearted Snake is perfect for her..but just change he to she..."She's a cold hearted snake, look into her eyes...uh oh...she's been telling lies".....Yep, sums her up just perfect!!

    February 29, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  159. Joe Q

    Obama – "Yes We Can" by Will.I.am

    Clinton – "Sha na na na. Hey hey hey. Goodbye" by The Dave Clark Five

    McCain – "Stupid Girl" by Garbage

    February 29, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  160. Candido Brentwood, NY

    If Hillary wins
    Ain't No Stopping Us Now.

    McCain: Here we Go Again.

    Obama: 911 is a joke.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  161. FloridaRN

    McCain: How 'bout "A Thousand Lies", by Hypocracy?

    February 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  162. Dan, Washington DC

    Like all things in life, this question can be answered with Metallica

    Obama: Holier Than Thou
    Clinton: Master of Puppets
    McCain: Seek and Destroy
    Huckabee: For Whom the Bell Tolls
    Paul: The Shortest Straw
    Nader: The Thing that Should Not Be

    February 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  163. cnnperson

    Huckabee – Dream a little dream with me.

    Hillary – Wishin on a star

    McCain – Ever;ything bad is good

    Obama – We're a winner

    February 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  164. Deborah Johnson-Iowa

    please remove my last post, i didn't realize what that song "white punks on hope " was about.......i guess i should of read the lyrics instead of just the title.

    again so sorry!!!

    February 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  165. David Crosby , Austin , Tx

    " STAND BY YOUR MAN by Tammy Wynette for HILLARY CLINTON

    " Dirty Lowdown " by Bozz Skaggs for Barack Obama

    " GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER " By Elmo n Patsy for
    John McCain

    David Crosby , Austin , Tx

    February 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm |
  166. Jamal

    Hillary: Taking care of business
    Obama: Island girl

    February 29, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  167. diane

    pe.rfect song for Obama, Pointer Sisters "yes we can can. this describes his new focus for America."

    February 29, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  168. L.Stepelevich

    For Ron Paul - here's a Depression ditty:

    "We ain't got a barrel of money, we may be ragged and funny, but we'll get along, singing our song, side by side ...".

    Of course, when McCain runs out of cash, his people can also use this as a campaign song.

    Lawrence Stepelevich
    Villanova, PA

    February 29, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  169. Rachel from CA

    Cafferty – once again. Bias. I noticed you did not mention that Barack Obama used the offensive Jay Z rap song "99 Problems" after his Iowa win.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  170. NvMe

    Obama – "The Age of Aquarius" by the Fifth Dimension

    Clinton – "Lying Eyes" by the Eagles

    McCain – "Over There" by George M. Cohan

    February 29, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  171. Bruce St Paul MN

    Obama:Born to Run by Springsteen, I Put A Spell On You by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Waitin on the World to Change,by John Mayer.
    Clinton:New York's Not My Home by Jim Croce, Let Your Loss be Your Lesson, by Robt Plant and Allison Krauss, I Wanna Talk About Me by Toby Keith
    McCain: Gimme Your Money Please by BTO, Let's War by Plastic Constellations, I Won't Back Down by Tom Petty
    Huckabee: Running on Faith by Eric Clapton, Countin on a Miracle by Bruce Springsteen.
    Al Gore: Waiting in the Weeds by the Eagles

    February 29, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  172. dddienst

    Ron Paul's Theme song (He is still in the race) should be

    "Ron Paul Revolution Theme Song" by Aimee Allen

    Watch it on YouTube – search for video SBCKMTo210k

    February 29, 2008 at 4:49 pm |
  173. Shenehneh from Chappaqua

    Obama – "This is Why I'm Hot" by Mims
    Hillary – "I'm Dreamin" by Christopher Williams
    McCain – "This Old Man" by Author Unknown (Nursery Rhyme)
    Huckabee – "Never Can Say Goodbye" by the Jackson 5

    February 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm |
  174. Norm

    Great theme for Obama's campaign: the theme from "The Sting"

    February 29, 2008 at 4:50 pm |
  175. Nick in Kansas

    Clinton – "End of the Road" by Boys to Men or "Ain't To Proud To Beg" by The Temptations

    Obama – "Faith" by George Michael or "A Change Would Do You Good" by Sheryl Crow

    McCain – "The Song Remains the Same" by Led Zepplin

    Huckabee – "Never Gonna Get It" by En Vogue

    February 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm |
  176. Kevin, Elk Grove CA

    Great Question Jack,

    I suggest each campaign go with a song by Ray Charles...

    Ralph Nader: Born To Lose
    John McCain: Here We Go Again
    Mike Huckabee: Hit The Road Jack
    Ron Paul: You Don't Know Me
    Barack Obama: What'd I Say
    Hillary Clinton: Crying Time

    and Bill Clinton: I Got a Woman

    February 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm |
  177. Bert, Iowa City

    Except that Bob Seger's song suggests hardship and struggleing for survival in oppressive economic conditions that John McCain's presidency would likely deliver, the song "Against the Wind" certainly brings up an image of old man McCain leaning into the winds of change and making very little progress.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm |
  178. stacy

    for Hillary, any Bruce Springsteen will do, he is a good Democrat.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:52 pm |
  179. Theresa, Mississippi

    Hillary – Sisters are Doing It For Themselves
    Obama – You're So Vain
    McCain – Theme Song from No Country For Old Men

    February 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  180. Dennis Wilson

    Hilary should be using Simon and Garfunkels song as her theme now......" Slip Sliding Away "

    February 29, 2008 at 4:53 pm |
  181. Brian, Pembroke VA

    For Hillary, "Dude Looks Like a Lady" by Aerosmith

    February 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  182. Ryann, Cincinnati

    John McCain: "Don't Fear the Reaper" Blue Oyster Cult

    Huckabee: "The Pusher" by Blind Melon

    Hillary: "We Are Not Going to Make It." The Presidents of the United
    States of America. (haha)

    Obama: "We're Not Gonna Take It! (Anymore)" Twisted Sisters

    February 29, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  183. Michael

    Jack,

    Here are my picks for campaign songs:

    Huckabee: The Impossible Dream
    McCain: Young At Heart
    Clinton: HELP!
    Obama: Camelot

    Michael
    Montreal, QC

    February 29, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  184. Cathy

    McCain – Crazy by Patsy Cline
    Clinton – Another One Bites the Dust – by Queen
    Obama – We Are the Champions – by Queen

    February 29, 2008 at 4:55 pm |
  185. Jeremy

    Appropriate campaign songs for the remaining contenders should be:

    Huckabee... "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones
    McCain... "Same Old Song and Dance" by Aerosmith
    Clinton... "Black Magic Woman" by Santana
    Obama... "Sitting on Top of the World" by Cream

    February 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  186. lita

    For Obama I would chose YES WE CAN, CAN , great song
    from The Pointer Sisters. Very empowering theme.

    February 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  187. Joe Grieco

    Hillary Clinton – When Will I be Loved – the Everly Brothers
    John McCain – Luck be a Lady Tonight – Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra
    Mike Huckabee – Help – the Beatles
    Barak Obama – Oh, Lord it's Hard to be Humble – Mac Davis
    Ron Paul (remember him?) – Hello, is Anybody Out There – Pink Floyd
    Ralph Nader – He's a Real Nowhere Man – the Beatles

    February 29, 2008 at 4:56 pm |
  188. Annie, Atlanta

    Little River Band's "Take it Easy on Me," for Hillary Clinton, Bon Jovi's "It's My Life," for John McCain, and Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do," for Barack Obama. Did I just date myself here?

    February 29, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  189. Carol, New Zealand

    For the superdelegates: Switch (Will Smith):

    "Oh, you just gonna stand there, huh
    What you too cute to dance, or you scared

    It ain't really that hard to do and
    I aint trying to be in love with you and
    All I wanted was a moment or two to
    See if you could do that switch-a-roo and
    "

    February 29, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  190. Shon from Columbus Oh

    Music certainly does play an important role on the campaign trail, and society in general. In Sen. Obama's case, given his politics of change and fierce urgency of now i would suggest NOT using well known dated songs. Why not try something new, something different, a change if you will. Sen. Obama needs a song capable of inspiring his movement. 'The Time is Now' by Ohio artist Illogic is perfect. Senator, have your people get my email address from CNN and i'll forward an mp3 for your i-pod.

    Micshon, Columbus Ohio

    February 29, 2008 at 4:57 pm |
  191. Corey

    Love the 1st post:

    Brian, Tampa, Fl February 29th, 2008 2:48 pm ET

    For the Clinton camp
    ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST….by Queen.
    But give her credit, Sen Hillary has been ready on DAY ONE to return
    to the Senate and answer her phone at 3 am.
    This is it Jack.
    Brian

    February 29, 2008 at 4:58 pm |
  192. Mathew Gonzales

    John McCain:the Beatles- I am the Walrus
    Hillary Clinton: the Beatles- John Williams- Jaws theme
    Barrack Obama: the Beatles-TaxMan

    Ron Paul: the Beatles- All you need is Love

    Hope this helps you Cafferty, im a disgruntled American

    February 29, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  193. Xavier, Washington, DC

    Obama – Get Up, Stand Up (Bob Marley)
    Clinton – Could Have Been (Tiffany)
    Huckabee – And I Am Telling You [I'm not Going] (Jennifer Holiday)
    McCain – My Way (Frank Sinatra)

    February 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  194. Tina

    I am a Hillary supporter. I think Senator Obama should use "Better as a Memory"..(than as your man) by Kenny Chesney

    February 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm |
  195. John Smith

    Clinton: "Don't Stop Believing" – Journey
    Obama: "War" -Edwin Starr or "Dream On" – Aerosmith
    McCain: "Iron Man" – Black Sabbath

    February 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm |
  196. Joe Collins

    This is too hard to resist.

    Ralph Nader – "I Don't Give A ****" by Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz

    February 29, 2008 at 5:02 pm |
  197. Valentina, Hartford, CT

    Hillary Clinton: "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi

    Barack Obama: "Change the World" by Eric Clapton, or "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy

    February 29, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  198. Ricky Nelson , Heavens Gate, Calif

    " GARDEN PARTY " by Ricky Nelson for John McCain

    " WHEN YOU'RE GOOD TO MOMMA" from CHICAGO for Hillary Clinton

    " MISTER CELLOPHANE " from CHICAGO for Mike Huckabee

    " WAR WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR ? " by Edwin Starr for Barack Obama

    Ricky Nelson , Heavens Gate , Calif

    February 29, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  199. Vctoria Huntington,wv

    When Senator Obama won in Iowa I heard a theme song that didn't resonate with him or with his campaign...I immediately sent an email to them and expressed they neede to use... SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED by Stevie Wonder as atheme song...Although he didn't win in New Hampshire...The song has continued because of the fact it gives credence to his platform. (1)...He SIGNED that he would run for President... (2)He has DELIVERED powerful messages of hope change and empowerment to motivate the people to become invoved in the political process...(3)He's willing to say I'M YOURS if you join me in an effort to make change for a better future for our country in voting me as the next President of the United States of America.
    Other than Signed Sealed Delivered .....Any song with YES WE CAN....Donnie McClurkin, or The Pointer Sisters.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  200. Chris

    Dream On (from Aerosmith)- Obama

    Respect (From Aretha Franklin) – Clinton

    February 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  201. James in Kamiah

    For Barak Obama... Eminems Lose Yourself

    ... Because brother...
    "You only get one shot
    Do not
    miss your chance to flow
    This opportunitty comes
    once ina lifetime so

    You better Lose yourself [in the movement]..."

    February 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  202. David in Raleigh, NC

    Obama, It's all Smoke and Mirrors. or Beauty is only skin deep.

    Hillary, It's my party and I'll cry if I want to.

    McCain, The Rocky Theme

    February 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  203. josh j. Athens, GA

    Obama: either Genesis' "Land of confusion" or En Vogue's "Free your mind."

    February 29, 2008 at 5:04 pm |
  204. RD

    We're a winner by The Impressions for Obama.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:05 pm |
  205. Trent

    For Obama I would have to say "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield

    February 29, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  206. Bettie Givens

    We the people of our United States have been through so much, we have to be careful that there are now still some that would taunt, and ridicule those that would dare to try change, and better our existence. We have now heard the bearing of falsehoods. We have heard the old relic cry's, and echo's of the deep whispered southern tone of lynching, the attempts of lies, and not hidden prejudices against attempts to bring back America's honor, and it's dignity. The stolen good moments turned into vivious, trashy politics. How can we as a whole stand up to thepower of money, and the political party that is not willing to give it all up? We had better find a way. If we the American people want to survive we must do it now, or we will be lost. Our future will be deeply buried in the past, all because we did not take a stand against power, and money. Change is indeed what our country needs. Change will be our survival.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  207. Trent, Edwardsville, IL

    For Obama I would have to say “For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield

    February 29, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  208. Joy-Morrisville, NC

    What else? I can do anything better than you do, I can do anything better than you!!!!!! Great for the democrats! McCain should use The Lords Prayer!!!!!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  209. Ed Murkovich

    McCain: Theme from "War of the Worlds"
    Clinton: "Get a Job"
    Obama: "New Kid on The Block"
    Huckabee: "When Will I Be Loved?"
    Nader: "Crazy"

    February 29, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  210. Daniel in Chicago

    Ron Paul- "The Sound of Silence"- apparently not enough people heard this prophet and only heard the silence... good thing the message is written on the subway walls and tenement halls... literally sometimes, with the number of bumper stickers and handwritten "Ron Paul"s I've seen....

    February 29, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  211. Meredith

    Barack Obama: "Gonna be Some Changes Made"–Bruce Hornsby

    Hillary Clinton: "Good Riddance (Time of your Life)–Green Day

    Mike Huckabee: "I'm Still Standing"–Elton John

    John McCain: "Hanging by a Moment"–Lifehouse

    February 29, 2008 at 5:08 pm |
  212. Sarita Spence

    Well:

    – I Believe I can Fly for Obama
    – They Try to make me go to rehab for Hilary
    – And Oh Suzanna for McCain.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:09 pm |
  213. NYC

    Obama – "Imancipate yourselves from mental slavery non but
    ourselves can free our minds" *BOB MARLEY*

    Hillary – "How did I ever let you slip away(The White House)
    never knowing i'll be singing this song someday" *R KELLY*

    February 29, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  214. Mike, from Columbus, OH

    Well since there seems to be a problem with using artists from other countries for these theme songs, I'll suggest songs from a single group – The Beatles. (Shhh – Most of the candidates won't know they were from England)

    John McCain – "Across the Universe" – Refrain-(Nothings gonna change my world)

    Mike Huckabee – "Get Back"

    Ron Paul – "Nowhere Man"

    Hillary Clinton – A medley of"Help" AND "Day Tripper"

    Barack Obama – "Here Comes the Son"

    Rock on, Jack!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  215. A.bramley

    For Hillary.
    SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  216. Byron V. Minneapolis, MN

    Obama – Wrapped Around Your Finger by The Police
    Hillary Clinton – Don't Look Back in Anger by Oasis
    McCain – Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums by A Perfect Circle

    February 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  217. Mar-n-Nar

    You guys are hilarious! Here are my picks.

    Clinton – two N*SYNC songs – "Gone" or "Bye Bye Bye"; alternative – "Neither One of Us (Wants to be the first to say Goodbye) – Gladys Knight
    Barack Obama – The Impressesions – "We're a Winner" or "Keep on Pushin;" alternate – Theme to "The Jeffersons"
    Mike Huckabee – "Pray" – MC Hammer
    McCain –
    Nader – "One of these kids is doing his own thing" from Sesame Street

    February 29, 2008 at 5:11 pm |
  218. Nick

    Clinton: Last Resort – Papa roach
    Obama : Dream Weaver

    Mcain: Here come the hawks ( Chicago black hawks theme song)
    Huckabee Against all odds

    February 29, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  219. sammy megnin, pittstown, nj

    For Obama campaign:

    "Bye, Bye, Miss American Pie"

    I think all his dreams are just that, fantasies; and nevermind the "truck in the ditch" routine, we'll have a president who" drove the chevy to the levee but the levee was dry"!!!

    Indicative of his ideas and how he plans to implement them – empty!!!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:12 pm |
  220. clarity

    Obama – Kissing a fool – George Michael
    Obama – Smile like you mean it – Killers
    Obama – Like a drug – Kylie Minogue

    Clinton – Never can say goodbye – Jackson Five
    Clinton – Knock Em' Out – Lilly Allen
    Clinton – My Destiny – Lionel Richie

    February 29, 2008 at 5:14 pm |
  221. Adam

    For Clinton – "Sisters are doing it by themselves" by Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin.

    Other than that – "Don't Rain on My Parade" by Barbra Streisand. Babs has endorsed her and I bet that's exactly what Hillary thinks that Obama is doing to her.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  222. glenda

    Jack. since Hillary has a problem with beinf first i"ll start with Obama.
    WIn by Brian Mc Knioht
    Mc Cain..... Amazing Grace
    Huckabee....It ain't over "til it's over
    Hillary....She thinks still care or The Door by George Jones

    February 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  223. chris

    For Senator Obama: Don't Stop Believing, Journey.

    From FT Lewis, WA

    February 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm |
  224. Robert, Cranston RI

    Hillary – I guess that's why they call it the blues – Elton John (I'd be depressed too after 11 straight losses)

    Or "She's a Maniac" – Flashdance (If it's one thing a growing number of Democrats and Republicans can agree on is that the title of this song is true for Hillary)

    McCain – War Pigs by Black Sabbath (Only 95 more years in Iraq John?)

    Help! – The Beatles (He's gonna need alot of it against Obama come November)

    Huckabee – Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum (This is what Huckabee needs at the moment to pull off a victory against McCain)

    Nader – Here I go again – Whitesnake (Yet sadly 99% of us wish he wasn't)

    Obama – Imagine – John Lennon (This song and Obama's message say it all)

    We're not gonna take it anymore – Twisted Sister (Fighting for change in America daily, a perfect song for Obama)

    And finally

    Obama (to McCain and Hillary) – Stuck in the Middle with you (Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right..That sentence alone describes his competiton for president)

    Obama (to McCain) – You ain't seen nothing yet (A reminder that it's only march and McCain hasn't even seen nothing yet from Obama in terms of the election, running one, and of course debating)

    February 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  225. Mar-n-Nar

    Opps, forgot McCain . . .

    Flintstones, meet the Flinstones, they're the modern Stone age family!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  226. Chris

    Seems to me that Obama's perfect song would be "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer. I seem to remember him using this in the past and it fits perfectly with his theme, and is representative of him being in tune with younger voters.

    Springsteen's "Lonesome Day" would be a great song for Hillary right now. The opening lines "Baby once I thought I knew, Everything I needed to know about you... I didnt really know that much" seem to reflect every mistake her campaign has made in the last few months.

    Perhap's Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" is an appropriate song for McCain's candidacy, or do we think that would make him look like what he is? Old.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  227. Duncan Ross - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

    For Clinton, it is so obvious: "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to"
    (the "party" being the Democratic Party, which she seems to think she owns and/or owes her the nomination)

    February 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  228. Russ in CA

    For Hillary: The song from the Sound of Music: "So long, farewell........goodbye"

    February 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  229. Dennis from Phoenix

    First of all, that ad: If the phone rings at 3am in a Clinton White House, it's probably for Bill.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  230. Ron Kepics

    Hi Jack:

    For Barak – "Little Grass Shack" – "The Hawaiian Beach Boys" Go Punahou!!

    For Hilary – "It's A Wonderful World" Louis Armstrong

    For McCain – It's A Small World – Disney On Parade!!

    Ron K. San Diego

    February 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm |
  231. Brian

    Clinton: "It Takes A Woman" (from the musical "Hello, Dolly!")
    - The song explains how men need women to clean things up around the house, just like Washington needs a woman to clean up the mess that is now known as Washington, DC.

    Obama: "I'm The Greatest Star" (from the musical "Funny Girl")
    - This defiant and bombastic song displays the true talents of the musical's star, which is preforming in front of an audience. Hmm, sounds like Obama, at least when he uses his own words...

    McCain: "Where or When"
    - This classic song laments "I can't remember where or when..." something that the elderly McCain would probably say, along with I can't remember who or what or why or how...

    Huckabee: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" (from the musical "Dreamgirls")
    - Even Effie White took the hint to get off the stage and stand aside.

    Nader: "Stoned Love" (by the Supremes)
    - Hate to break it to ya, hon, but legalized marijuana is not going to happen in the US.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm |
  232. Paul from Atlanta

    HRC – American Woman Lenny Kravitz
    BO – Yes We Can Will I Am
    McCain – Born in the USa The Boss

    The only problem is that all the artists has endorsed or spoked publically for OBAMA!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  233. Michael Jackson , Peek-a-Boo Ridge , Saudi Arabia

    " HIGH HOPES " by Sammy Cann for BARACK OBAMA

    " GOLDFINGER " by Shirley Bassie for HILLARY CLINTON

    " HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS " by M. Jackson for MIKE HUCKABEE

    " SHE LOVE ME LIKE A ROCK " by SIMON & GARFUNKEL for JOHN McCAIN

    Michael Jackson , Peek-a-boo Ridge , Saudi Arabia

    February 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  234. Kevin, Paris

    Clinton and Obama: Happy Together !

    February 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  235. Wes from Birmingham Alabama

    Obama- "move get out tha way" – Ludacris

    Huckabee- "Southern Man"- Neil Young

    Hillary- "Foolin'" – Def Leppard

    Mccain- "Nobody Knows the trouble I've seen"

    February 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  236. LeRoy

    This one is ot the theme of the classic musical, The Wiz, with Diana Ross & Michael Jackson:

    Hillary – "Don't nobody bring me no bad news"
    Obama – "Brand New Day" or "Ease on Down the Road"
    McCain – Mean Ole Lion
    Huckabee – Home ('cause that's where he should go)
    Nader – "You can't win"

    February 29, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  237. Me in Florida

    Obama = Frank Sinatra's "High Hopes"
    John Mc Cain= Hit the road Jack ( Mack ) by Ray Charles
    Clinton = No Satisfaction! by Rolling Stones
    Huckabee and Ron Paul = hmmm...I'm still thinking.......

    February 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  238. Mischelle from Illinois

    OBAMA – "Dreamer, your nothin' but a dreamer"

    CLINTON – "This One's for the Girls!" (Country)

    MCCAIN- "Highway to Hell"

    HUCKABEE- The theme from Deliverence – (Sorry about that!)

    February 29, 2008 at 5:23 pm |
  239. Carlos - LA

    McCain – Sgt Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band (Beatles)
    Hillary – Lady Madonna (Beatles)
    Obama – Blackbird (Beatles)

    February 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm |
  240. Debbie from Burbank, CA

    Hillary Rodham Clinton = "I am Woman" Helen Reddy
    Obama – Brainwasher
    McCain – Let's have a War

    February 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  241. Roy Orbison , Rock n Roll Heaven , USA

    " CRYIN " by ROY ORBISON for JOHN McCAIN

    " GREEN BERETS by Barry Saddler for BARACK OBAMA

    " SUGARBOWL BLUES " by Bessie Smith for HILLARY CLINTON

    " BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES " for MIKE HUCKABEE

    Roy Orbison , Rock n Roll Heaven , USA

    February 29, 2008 at 5:25 pm |
  242. eye of eagle

    Let's see now, how about

    osama obama; "you're so vain....
    hillary c.; slip sliding in the rain...
    Sen McCain; ANCHOR'S AWEIGH...
    huckleberry huckabee....the tune from the cartoon show by hanna-
    barbera for huckleberry hound
    Ron Paul; part of Air Force song->changed to Up I go into the wild
    blue yonder, whooops
    I'm outta gas, so now
    I crash!!!!!.......
    And for the District Atty...the bang of the gavel and ddddddat's all folks!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  243. Melanie in Iowa

    Hillary– the Rolling Stones, You can't always get what you want.
    Obama– You ain't seen nothing yet.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  244. LaDonna in St. Louis

    Jack,

    This is your best question yet...fun, fun, fun. I don't know about the others, but Obama, once again, got it right the first time. He selected a song that would take him from the beginning to the end of his campaign. Stevie Wonder..."here I am Baby...Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm yours". That's what I'm talking about!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  245. Jeff F

    Obama – Puff the Magic Dragon

    February 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  246. Will Rogers , Indianapolis Ind

    " BIG JOHN by Jimmy Dean for JOHN McCAIN

    " LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING" for MIKE HUCKABEE

    " HEY GOOD LOOKIN " for HILLARY CLINTON

    " EBONY N IVORY " by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder for BARACK OBAMA

    Will Rogers , Indianapolis , Ind

    February 29, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  247. Mike McKibben, Lady Lake, Fl

    "The Long and Winding Road", Beatles, I believes it covers it all.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:32 pm |
  248. henry glenn howlett

    Tom Petty's 'Congratulations"

    February 29, 2008 at 5:33 pm |
  249. steveodziemek, barstow,ca

    Hillary; "Crazy "by Patsy Cline
    John;" Spring time for Germany",by Mel Brooks(?)
    Obama;"Faithfully", by Journey
    Ron," Satisfaction", By The Rolling Stones
    Mike, " My GOD Is A Awesome GOD", By Mullins

    February 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  250. Robert

    HILLARY- Gold Dust Woman (fleetwood Mac)
    Bill used a Fleetwood Mac song ,too. "Better put your kingdom up for sale ." and "it's over now will you know how to pick up the peices and go home?" are the lines that stand out.
    OBAMA- I'll Take You There (Staple Singers)
    "Ain't nobody crying, ain't nobody worried." It's also a great song.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm |
  251. Mike McKibben, Lady Lake, Fl

    Judi from Dallas, TX

    Good post, I believe you got it right

    Mike

    February 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  252. matthew

    hillary- the lizards – phish

    obama- uncle johns band – grateful dead

    huckabee- jurrasic park soundtrack

    mccain- scarborough fair- uk folk tune

    February 29, 2008 at 5:35 pm |
  253. thagoodsport, Sun City Arizona

    Fleetwood Mac......Don't stop thinking about tommorro...for Hillary Clinton.

    Ray Charles.......Hit the Road Jack....for Oboma

    February 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  254. Patricia

    Obama – I believe

    Clinton – bat out of hell

    mccain – nobody knows the trouble I've seen

    Huckabee – Invisible

    February 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  255. Amaka

    Obama- "Hero" by Mariah Carey

    McCain- "War" by Edwin Star- War, what is it good for, absolutely nothing

    Hillary Clinton- "Don't cry for me Argentina"- Evita soundtracj

    February 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  256. D.H.

    for Obama;
    "Tomorrow tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, Your'e only a day away..."

    for Hillary:
    "It`s my party, and I cry if I want to...

    February 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  257. Bryan Jupiter florida

    Dear Jack

    For the Clinton and MCcain Campaigns, for some reson only one song comes to mind for both.

    Lynard Skynard - Ooh That Smell.

    For the Obama Campaign. U2-It's a Beautiful Day.............

    It not only is getting nasty out here, it's been gettin pretty smelly.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:37 pm |
  258. Mike Bailey

    Hillary Clinton- Yesterday

    Barack Obama- Only in America

    John McCain- You ain't nothing but a hounddog

    Mike Huckabee- Will you still love me tomorrow

    Ralph Nader- Alice's Restaurant

    February 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  259. Sheb Wooley , Purple Peeple Eater , Ohio

    " BORN TO RUN " by Bruce Springsteen for HILLARY CLINTON

    " TRUE COLORS by Cindy Lauper for BARACK OBAMA

    " BABY ELEPHANT WALK " for JOHN McCAIN

    " IF I HAD MY WAY I WOULD TEAR THIS BUILDING DOWN " by PETER , PAUL & MARY for MIKE HUCKABEE

    Sheb Wooley , Purple Peeple Eater , Ohio

    February 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  260. Tim

    OBAMA – Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) / from Annie Get Your Gun.

    CLINTON – I Am Woman / Helen Reddy

    McCAIN (to Obama) – Pressure / Billy Joel

    HUCKABEE – I'm Still Here / from Follies

    February 29, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  261. Julie, PA

    Hi Jack,

    For Hillary- Believe!

    For Obama- Is just the bigining!

    For Mccain- For good times and bed times.....

    February 29, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  262. Gary in CT

    The Eagles Greatest HIts provides songs for all of the candidiates:

    McCain – Take it to the Limit
    Obama – New Kid in Town
    Hillary – The Last Resort
    Huckabee – Already Gone

    February 29, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  263. Chelsea from Omaha, NE

    For Obama: "Power to the People"

    For Clinton: "It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want to"

    For Huckabee: "Livin' on a Prayer"

    For McCain: "North American Scum" by LCD Soundsystem–"I know you wouldn’t touch us with a ten-foot pole, ‘cause we’re north americans." I think that about sums up the Republican party...

    February 29, 2008 at 5:41 pm |
  264. Chuck

    Jack, I don't know about the candidates, but whatever the outcome
    I'll be singing that old Gerry Rafferty tune:
    "Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the
    middle with you".

    February 29, 2008 at 5:42 pm |
  265. John, Boise, ID

    Obama – “Yes we can” by Bob the Builder

    Hillary – Ordinary Miracle

    McCain – The Old Cugged Cross

    Huckabbe – Amazing Grace

    February 29, 2008 at 5:44 pm |
  266. Tom in PA

    Clinton – Achy Breaky Heart ( Her heart just keeps getting broken)

    Obama- runnin down a dream ( He is getting close to his dream)

    McCain- I will survive ( At 71 this race could kill him

    The American People- God Bless Texas ( If they deliver the win for Obama they will need his blessing for the law suit to follow)

    February 29, 2008 at 5:44 pm |
  267. Derek, Chicago

    Jack,

    Theme songs? Here are my picks!
    Obama-How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" by Marvin Gaye
    Clinton- Cry me a River- Justin Timberlake
    McCain- Frank Sintara-It was a very good year
    Huckabee- Sam Cooke- Sad Moods
    Paul-My Imagintion-TheTemptations
    Nader-Spinners-Game People Play

    Obama vs. McCain theme song Get Ready by The Temptations

    Derek

    February 29, 2008 at 5:51 pm |
  268. Frannie

    McCain – Glory Days

    Clinton – How Can I Miss You if You Won't Go Away

    Obama – Can't Touch This

    Huckabee – Losing My Religion

    Nader – Fool on the Hill

    Paul – Who Are You/?

    February 29, 2008 at 5:52 pm |
  269. Debra

    FOR HILLARY – MR. GRINCH
    theme from the Christmas cartoon.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  270. Queenie Linderman

    Cafferty: This was fun to read...don't pay any attention to the people whining about it (they sound just like Hillary). Posts don't always have to be serious and I enjoyed this one!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  271. Susan, Seattle

    Hillary's should be "Slip Sliding Away" by Paul Simon

    February 29, 2008 at 5:53 pm |
  272. Linzy, Atlanta, GA

    For Obama: We are the champions!

    For Clinton: Baby Got Back, and she should use it to usher herself on home. Oh wait she doesn't have one!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:54 pm |
  273. Jim Prior

    I think Obama should go for "We are all in this Together" from the High School Musical soundtrack. It's a nice song and sends the message that he is there for you.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:54 pm |
  274. Ted, Jacksonville, FL

    Obama – "Climb every mountain"

    Clinton – "Born to run"

    McCain – "Tower of song" (Leonard Cohen)

    Huckabee – any song featuring Zeideko (Cajun) accordion music

    Nader – "The Cure" (Tim Noah) ("Welcome to my labratory please be at home / you're here to take the cure!")

    The next contest should be a movie that each candidate will use as a source for themed advertisements...ha-ha

    February 29, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  275. Neal McCarney

    Barrack Obamas theme song should be Simply the Best. he inspires the best in all of us of what is possible and can be if we only work together.

    Regardless of the outcome of the election he will have inspired millions of Americans with his message of hope and possibility. If he is elected president his leadership will influence world affairs so we will once again
    to concentrate one the things we are all share in common love of children and our common humanity and build a consensus to build on globably.

    He is unique this election season. his is simply the best because he inspires us to aspire to be our best once again, together

    Neal McCarney

    New Glasgow NS

    February 29, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  276. Melanie, Lake Wales, FL

    One song for all (including Americans) :

    God Bless the USA (I'm Proud To Be An American) – Lee Greenwood.

    Maybe this will remember us all who we are!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  277. Melanie, Lake Wales, FL

    One song for all (including Americans) :

    God Bless the USA (I’m Proud To Be An American) – Lee Greenwood.

    Maybe this will remind us all who we are!

    February 29, 2008 at 5:57 pm |
  278. Joanne B (Canada)

    Jack this song would a be appropriate for Senator Hillary Clinton and all women!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Shania Twain

    "Not just a Pretty Face". How true..... how true.......................We women will prevail and do stick together

    One Million women for Hillary

    February 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm |
  279. Belle Stilwill

    Obama–I Hope (Dixie Chicks) or The Boy Feels Strange (Melissa Etheridge) Perfect Lie (Sheryl Crow)

    Clinton–Forgiveness (Collective Soul) Turn this World Around (Amy Grant)

    Huckabee–Letter to God (Sheryl Crow) Last Hard Bible (Kasey Chambers)

    McCain–We're all gonna die someday (Casey Chambers)

    Nader–Listen (Collective Soul)

    February 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm |
  280. Sarah

    Ron Paul..."Peace Sells" by Megadeth! Particularly the line...."Whaddaya mean I couldn't be the president of the United States of America...Let me tell you something...It's still WE THE PEOPLE...Right??"

    February 29, 2008 at 5:58 pm |
  281. Chet Fairmont, MN

    Hillary Clinton should use the song "The Sign", or at least listen to it. "I saw the sign, and it opened up my eyes" Hillary should have seen the sign by now: Obama and his movement have become a force that she simply won't be able to deal with much longer.

    February 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm |
  282. Sean (Dallas)

    McCain = Mac the Knife by Sinatra

    Obama = Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull(Old Charlie's stole the handle; and the train, it won't stop going)

    Hillary = (running) Against the Wind by Bob Segar

    February 29, 2008 at 5:59 pm |
  283. John

    Hey Jack,
    They should ALL have the same theme song. "Stuck in the Middle with You" fits all of them. One of the lines of this song goes – Clowns to the left of me! Jokers to the right! Here I am stuck in the middle with you. No matter how this election turns out we're ALL stuck in the middle!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  284. mary

    You know ' Iam tried of people tryin to make Sen. Obama something that he's not. And I agree with Mrs. Obama when she said that people
    are using Sen. Obama's name as a fear tatic. Why can't he be just a man like any other man running for the top job? Are people afaid that
    he might just do better than the bigot, that is already in power. Just a question

    February 29, 2008 at 6:00 pm |
  285. CandyinFL

    Dr Paul – Revolution
    Obama, Huckabee, McCain, Clinton, and Nadar – Land of Confusion by Phil Collins

    February 29, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  286. Nancy, Cunningham, TN

    McCain should use "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' by U2,
    Barack Obama, "All I Have to Do is Dream", Everly Brothers, and Hillary Clinton, "I Am Woman", Helen Reddy. They all would like "Hail to the Chief", but only one will earn that theme song.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  287. john in Columbus

    Jack:

    Senator Obama-I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty)

    Senator Clinton-The B!%#& Is Back (Elton John)

    Senator McCain-Yesterday (The Beattles)

    Senator Huckabee-Already Gone (The Eagles)

    John in Columbus Ohio

    February 29, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  288. Bruce, Washington State

    Obama's song "War" by Edwin Star

    February 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  289. Tom

    Obama – I love you – you love me – we're a happy family / Barnie the dinosaur
    Clinton – My time has come / The Hopefuls
    McCain – My bark is worse than my bite / The Dentures

    February 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  290. Joanne B (Canada)

    Jack I just read that a song by Celine Dion had to be scraped because she is Canadian Ironic : Can't use middle names, nor Canadian Songs Only in America......such insults among friends

    February 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  291. Kim in Houston, TX

    Clinton – Lost One by Jay Z

    McCain – It's a Hardknock Life by Jay Z

    Huckabee – Jigga Who? Jigga What? by Jay Z

    Obama – Encore or 99 Problems (I got 99 problems but a ____ aint one) by Jay Z

    Michelle Obama to Barack – Umbrella by Rihanna ft. Jay Z

    Houston for Obama!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  292. Mia Eau Claire, WI

    Obama: "Ain't Nothing Going to Break My Stride"

    Hillary: "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)" Motley Crue

    McCain: "On the Road Again" Willie Nelson

    Huckabee: "Dream" Everly Brothers

    Nader: "My Lovin (You're Never) Never Gonna Get It" En Vogue

    February 29, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  293. Brian

    John McCain "Diary of a madman". Hillary, how about "Genie in a bottle".Barack ,how about "can't touch this"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:07 pm |
  294. Jon from Tempe, Az

    For Barack Obama I think the song Changes by David Bowie would be a good song. I have a vision right now of Barack Obama taking the podium at the Democratic National Convention with the part of the song that goes "ch-ch-changes" playing in the background. It is almost a perfect fit for him I think.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  295. Susan Hyde

    Clinton Campaign- (It's Now or Never by Elvis Presley)
    McCain Campaign- (Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles)
    Obama Campaign- (Come Together by the Beatles)

    February 29, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  296. Don from Allen Tx.

    Theme song for Obama should be Living in America by James Brown because all Americans young old all races can identify with that song. Plus it is up beat like Obama's campaign.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  297. bonnie snyder Or

    Hillery One girl revoulation

    She thinks she's going to change the world. She is not even being heard.

    Obama- We Are The Champions He won't back down and he will be our next presidant

    February 29, 2008 at 6:08 pm |
  298. Dwight

    Mccain/Clinton/Obama- Imagine by John Lennon

    Dr. Ron Paul- God Bless America

    February 29, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  299. Vishwanand Shetti from Austin, TX

    My roommate and I were in the car when "Suddenly I see" by KT Tunstall came on the radio. We both agreed it would serve Hillary well, not enough to get us to vote for her, but help us bare listening to her desperate voice...a voice not accurately representing the desperation of Americans at the moment...so the song would be moving, although misleading.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  300. Mike

    For John McCain – "Hardcore Troubadour" by Steve Earle

    February 29, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  301. charles

    For the Republicans this year it should have been "TAPS"; however, now I am not so sure.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  302. Ryan, Champaign IL

    Hillary Clinton:

    Knive's Out – Radiohead

    February 29, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  303. Steven Tallon

    Hillary Clinton – Wanted Dead or Alive

    February 29, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  304. Seth

    A fitting theme song for the whole election would be "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  305. Derek DeGroot

    Mike Huckabee should be using:

    "All I need Is A Miracle" by Mike & The Mechanics

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  306. Russ in illinois

    Jack,

    I have the perfect song for Hillary Clinton. Heart of Glass by Blondie
    Her Heart will be glass by Wednesday March 5th

    Russ in IL

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  307. Ray Kinserlow

    "Ameican Pie"

    Ray Kinserlow
    Lubbock, Texas

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  308. Ben

    For Hillary Clinton:

    Help!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  309. INGRID ENGEL

    "SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY" – DONNA SUMMER – WOMEN UNIT, VOTE HILLARY!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  310. JohnS

    For Hillary Clinton – "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to".

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  311. Lisa Grose

    Hillary Clinton's song should be "I Can't Get no Satisfaction". It is an apt metaphor for her campaign.

    Lisa Grose
    Greenwood, SC

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  312. Erik in Maine

    Hillary might have something here...

    Celine Dion's "Titanic theme song" is pretty much perfect for her campaign.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  313. T Starke, Tallahassee, FL

    All of them: "Must be the Money" by Deion Sanders

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  314. Chris Walton

    The Clinton campaign should think about using The Thrill is Gone by B.B. King

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  315. Elle in NYC

    Hillary's New Song should be "I Will Survive!"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  316. CT Voter

    For the whining, negative campaigning, threat of lawsuits, etc. leading up to Crucial Tuesday: "Kind of a Drag" by the Buckinghams

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  317. Chris Hawking

    For Obama:
    Simple. Springsteen's Born to Run!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  318. Rod

    Hillary – Slip sliding away

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  319. Ted in Portland OR

    Far ALL the candidates:
    Thne last verse of the Kingston Trkios's Merry Minuet comes to mind.

    "They're rioting in Africa,
    There's strife in Iran,
    What Nature doesn't do to us,
    Will be done by our fellow man".

    The song is never over, and the melody lingers on.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:13 pm |
  320. nate

    the final countdown should be used, that song is awesome and representes evertyone from the youth to all of the rebellious seniors. barrack could win with just this.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  321. Rob

    For McCain: "Another Brick In the Wall" by Pink Floyd

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  322. THI

    Obama: Rhymes and Reasons, John Denver – "come and stand beside us, we can find a better way."

    Clinton: She's Always a Woman to Me, Billy Joel – "she only reveals what she wants you to see"

    McCain: Eve of Destruction, Barry McGuire – "can't you feel the fears I'm feelin' today"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  323. SANDY MURPHY

    CAMPAIGN THEME SONG FOR BARACK OBAMA:

    "IMAGINE" BY JOHN LENNON

    PERFECT FOR BARACK'S MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  324. Tom

    For Hillary: "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  325. Chris

    Big Girls Don't Cry by The Four Seasons

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  326. Independent Voter

    Obama: We Are The Champions

    Clinton: Stand By Your Man

    McCain: Another One Bites The Dust

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  327. Jimmy, Massachusetts

    For Huckabee, a good theme song at this point in time is "Living on a prayer" by Bon Jovi. hahah

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  328. Tom Miller

    For Hillary,
    "Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me" by Warren Zevon

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  329. Lena

    Hillary Clinton – Ice, Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice

    Lena
    Ontario Canada

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  330. Nick, Charlotte, NC

    Obama – YoungBloodz – Presidental (also known as Geroge Bush)

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  331. Jim

    For Barack: "Ding Dong, the Wicked Witch is Dead."

    For Clinton: "Turn Out The Lights, the Party's Over."

    For McCain: "American Hero," by Toby Keith.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  332. Ryan

    Huckabee – Never Gonna Give You Up

    Obama – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Clinton – 1812 Overture

    McCain – It's raining men

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  333. Thomas Kelton

    I think on March 4th Hillary Clinton should play ANOTHER ONE BITE'S THE DUST

    After that she should get her handbag, pack up and leave!!!

    The Clinton's desperation tactics are the reason she won't win the White House

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  334. kelia

    I think obama should stick to the song "I GOT CRUSH ON OBAMA" sung by obama girl.Or the song "YES WE CAN" made by Will.i.am. There both popular on "YOUTUBE", he should just run off on that. It's not like people don't know the songs.I'm just 14 years old and even i'm keeping with the race. I really don't think picking a good song, is really going to help them in the long run.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  335. Steve Kichen

    Hi Jack, Not for this campaign, but a perfect song for the twice unelected retarded son of former president bush: "White Punks on Dope," by The Tubes.

    Keep up the great work!

    sk

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  336. Brian

    McCain's theme song should be "Same as it Ever Was" by the Talking Heads.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  337. Vishwanand Shetti from Austin, TX

    My roommate and I also liked "99 problems" for Obama. Supposedly, it was used in IOWA, but I'm not sure.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  338. Dan Putnam

    Please issue a correction. Obama did not lose in NH. He and Clinton each took 12 delegates.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  339. Brandon

    Hillary- "I will survive" by Gloria Gaynor

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  340. Ken M.

    For Hillary the song is simple. "Got to Give it Up" by Marvin Gaye. It's time for her to concede for the good of the democratic party. Let's get focused on McCain and what's left of the Republican party instead.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  341. Trevor, IA

    Takin Care of Bussiness

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  342. Anthony T

    Let all the candidates play the US National Anthem. On an instrumental of the sort. I am sure it would sound more relevant to the cause.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  343. Kristen Ingram

    Maybe McCain should settle for "Nearer, My God, To Thee."

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  344. Heather

    This is the easiest question you have ever asked Jack.

    The theme from Jaws...any or all the candidates can use it.

    I was going to explain, but really I think the music speaks for itself.

    Heather
    Nevada

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  345. Phil

    For Obama:

    Feelling Stronger Everyday by Chicago

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  346. eRiC Durham

    Jack,

    Barack Obama's theme song should be Tupac Shakur's "Letter to the President." Anyone who knows the song immediately understands the depth of this song in relation to Obama's presidential bid.

    Best,

    eRiC

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  347. Rob

    Anything from U2 would be great for Obama. I'm not sure about Hilliary but "You can't touch this" for McCain would be a riot! Maybe literally.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  348. Alan Sammet St. Louis, MO

    How about "Hard Act to Follow" by Brother Cane?

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  349. Lenore Z.

    "The Times They Are A'Changin' ' by Bob Dylan– for Barack Obama.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  350. Danny

    Clinton's Theme song should be Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On". It may certainly be the last campaign theme song she plays.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  351. Robert Las Vegas

    How about The Star Spangled Banner???

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  352. Gentry

    John, I think 'Its The End of The World As We Know It' by the group REM would be appropriate for John McCain because one hundred more years in Iraq would be a royal hell for America.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  353. Jared

    John McCain should play "Happiness is a Warm Gun" by the Beatles. How befitting.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  354. Linda Crawford

    "We got to get out of this place....if its the last thing.." don't exactly remember the total and correct title, but getting out of the GW Bush mess makes it seem appropriate.

    LindaC

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  355. Kit Taylor

    Jack,

    Perhaps Paul Simon would allow Senator Clinton to use "Slip Slidin' Away."

    From Kingston, WA, where I got to vote for Obama twice -

    Kit Taylor

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  356. Anthony T

    Let all the candidates play the US National Anthem. Or an instrumental of the sort. I am sure it would sound more relevant to the cause.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  357. Frank Franklin

    Little Wonders- by Rob Thomas for Barack Obama because he came into this campaign as an extreme underdog and has done so good. gObama!!!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  358. David

    Barack Obama:

    A Change is Gonna Come, by Sam Cooke.
    'nuff said.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  359. Bill

    For Hillary: "We shall overcome, TUESday..."

    Bill
    North Bay, Ontario

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  360. Dic Dumas,San Diego,CA

    Barack Obama could unit any late comers with "WE ARE THE WORLD" as done by Michael Jackson or Luciano Pavarati

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  361. Erika

    Hillary's song: THE PARTY'S OVER

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  362. Chrisi, Alexandria, VA

    Obama doesn't need to "pick" a song- people are writing original songs FOR him! Look at the YouTube hit video for "Yes We Can"- millions of views!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  363. Jim Jessup

    For Obama John Mayer Waiting on world to change

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  364. Terry

    Obama: All Star by Smashmouth

    McCain: Too Old to Rock n Roll, too young to Die

    Huckabee: Dueling Banjos

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  365. Bill - Black Mountain, NC

    Hey how about for Hillary Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow". That did wonders for me as a 16 year old high school student in 1992 watching Bill, Hillary & Chelsea parading around on stage with confetti pouring from the ceiling. Too bad there isn't a comarable song called "Don't Stop Thinking About Yesterday".

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  366. Rick Peterson

    McCain should use either Paul McCarthys "Live and Let Die" or Jethro Tull's "too old to rock and roll". Meanwhile Obama should use Queens 'We are the champions"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  367. Nikki in RI

    I think that since Barak Obama tells of change that will happen to this country if he's elected, his song should be "The Wind of Change" by the Scorpions.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  368. Roberta Hammonds

    I would suggest "Send in the Clowns". I think it was recorded by Joan Baez in the 60's. Do the candidates think we're all idiots and believe everything they say?

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  369. Linda McClain

    For Hillary i would choose
    I did it my way by Frank Sinatra
    thanks,
    Linda from California

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  370. Louise

    Campaign song for all of them:

    "Who Let the Dogs Out?"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  371. Quadir

    How about just the National Anthem.
    Patriotic........... !
    Hey.... I always felt proud of our National Anthem.....

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  372. martha d hadaway

    I AM Woman bu Ann Murray For Hillary

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  373. Steve Martinez

    Clinton – "The tide is High" by Blondie the lyrics say it all.

    "The tide is high, but I'm holding on,
    I'm gonna be your number one –
    I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that,
    oh, nooo!"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  374. paul Singh

    They dont need a song. What they need is the endorsement of Dora The Explorer for the support of hispanics.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  375. DDT

    from Charlotte, NC. For Hillary - It's too late by the Carpenters.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  376. Obama all the way

    How bout...

    Obama...We are the champions

    Hillary...These boots were made for walkin'

    McCain...Old Man River

    Robin
    New York

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  377. denise

    obama should use the campaign song by will i am yes we can it has a diverse group of people and tell what he is trying to say yes we can see the video

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  378. lauren mann

    hillary and mccain might try the song "high hopes"....high in the sky, apple pie hopes....

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  379. Chris

    Ever since Hillery's " shame on you speech" All I kept thinking was that Elton John's song...can you guess which? She's Back.

    Chris

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  380. Michele Mateo Rusin

    There is only one song for Barack Obama – now and in January, and that is: "Hail to the Chief"!
    Michele in Hollywood

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  381. David F

    The Disco Mega Hit for Mike Huckabee...

    "NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  382. John

    For Hillary, I think an appropriate theme song would be "The Downward Spiral" by Nine Inch Nails – for very obvious reasons.

    John from Burlington, Ontario

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  383. Sky

    For John McCain... it's definitely gotta be "I'm a Loser" by The Beatles. It's a song only septagenarians will remember, and certainly indicative of his chances of ever becoming President!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  384. Joe from Iowa

    for Mike Huckabee:

    2 Legit 2 Quit

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  385. Julianne

    McCain – "It's Hard Out There for a Pimp"

    Clinton – "I Will Survive"

    Obama – "Hail to the Chief"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  386. Kaywood Hopkins

    How bout "Hillary Clinton (Hillary's the Sh*t)" by David Montalvo for Hillary.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  387. Rochelle Evans

    Hillary: Roll With The Changes (REO Speedwagon)

    Obama: New Kid In Town (The Eagles)

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  388. Kathy Riordan

    "Born in the USA" by Bruce Springsteen seems a natural at this point for John McCain.

    Aretha Franklin's "Think" would be perfect for Hillary Clinton.

    The perfect song for Barack Obama? "Magic Man," by Heart.

    -Kathy in Florida

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  389. Sebastian

    I think the perfect song would be Working together- from Frankie Beverly and Maze. And my father recommends Young at heart-Frank Sinatra since the lyric is fairy tales can come true!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  390. R. Samo

    My suggestion for Mccain's song: "The Fool On The Hill", by the Beatles

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  391. From the Heart

    For Obama – I would choose a song from Enigma – "Rivers of Belief

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  392. Priya A from NJ

    Obama should definately use "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  393. Duane

    Clinton: Billy Swan's "I Can Help"
    Obama: Boston's "More Than a Feeling"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  394. Jake in Indianapolis

    Hillary should use "Goodbye Stranger" by SuperTramp

    "Goodbye stranger. It's been nice...hope you find your paradise...
    tried to see your point of view...hope your dreams will all come true."

    February 29, 2008 at 6:15 pm |
  395. Gene

    The ultimate song for Barack Obama is 'Ain't no Stopping Us Now' , version by The Rippingtons..... pass that along to Barack, I'm sure his campaign will love it.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  396. Anye Biame Meh in Lexington, ky

    I think it is time for Clinton to say goodbye but she seems to live in denial.
    I will suggest the song "Say Goodbye" by Chris Brown to her

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  397. Mike

    MCcain is the Stones, Paint it Black.

    Hillery needs "Brass in pocket"

    Any Barry White song well work for Barrack.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  398. Danielle Gutierrez

    Clinton - "Suddenly I See"
    Obama– "We Didn't Start the Fire"
    McCain– "I Would Walk 500 Miles"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  399. Craig

    Shady Side, MD ... for Obama – "A Change Will Do You Good" by Sheryl Crow

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  400. Mathew

    For Hillary; "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2

    I think Senator McCain should take the next technological leap though and pic a campaign movie, "No Country for Old Men".

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  401. Adam in MD

    Hillary – "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue", Bob Dylan

    McCain – "Old Man", Neil Young

    Obama – "Hail to the Chief"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  402. Noam

    Clinton : "I'm coming home" – Daughtry – young, hip from American Idol (which gets more voters then any candidate does) and reminds us all of a better home/time that we had during the Clinton years.

    Another alternative is the original "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow" from Bill Clinton's campagin

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  403. Debra

    Clinton: Jump, Jive and Wail

    Obama: We Are The World

    McCain: Don't You Forget About Me

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  404. valerie

    song for John McCain, I did it my way, Frank Sinatra
    song for Hillary, You needed me
    song for Obama, in dreams,
    Roy Orbison

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  405. Raimundo Thomas

    "A New World Order" by Curits Mayfield
    for Barack Obama's theme song

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  406. INGRID ENGEL

    SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY – I BELIEVE BY DONNA SOMMER FOR HILLARY. MCCAIN – SHOULD BE, MAMA DON'T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS, BY WILLIE NELSON AND FOR OBAMA THE SONG SHOULD BE – DON'T FALL IN LOVE WITH A DREAMER – I THINK THAT WAS BY THE EAGLES.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  407. Anne

    For Obama.....Simon and Garfunkle's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  408. Ellie WIlmington, DE

    Senator McCain:

    War. Uh. Good God Y'all. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.

    Say it again...

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  409. Shane

    Jack, have you heard of this song.. "you are so spinning.....you are so spinning"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  410. Kenneth Yamini

    Obama should just use his own theme song. "Yes we can" also the song "Come with me" by Mary J.B would be good for him. He is always talking about peace, and its a very inspirational song.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  411. Dick Trouth

    All the candidates need to use the old fiftys tune, "Get a Job." And then do it.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  412. Federico in Mexico City, Mexico

    For Hillary, "I Will Survive".
    Clearly, after going through all she' s gone, both personally and politically, the girl's a survivor.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  413. David

    For all of them – "LOSER" by Beck

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  414. Ren Mackinnon

    Obama – Come together by the beatles
    Im a canadian but have been watching much of whats going on and am worried about the next world leader i feel that america needs change and Obama will give the biggest change why not use a beatles song bring america toegther and lets create peace throuhout the world. please

    February 29, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  415. Jeanine Nolen

    Hillary- Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  416. Nick Rogers

    Jack,

    Signed, Sealed, Delivered is the song Barack has been using for his entire campaign. It is a theme song perhaps suggesting he will represent America. It has nothing to do with winning or losing a particular primary. You're suggestion that he would be unsuccessful in the white house because he played this song after a loss is reaching.

    Thanks and I still love you,

    Nick

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  417. Bronwen

    I think Hillary should use "I Am Woman" I believe it was by Helen Readdy. It's good and powerful and to the point!!!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  418. Ruby

    Obama: The theme from St. Elmo's Fire

    Clinton: "Little Miss can't be Wrong" by the Spin Doctors

    McCain: "Cult of Personality" by that black metal group from the late '80's (Living Colour?).

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  419. Virgil from Lima, Ohio

    The perfect theme song for Ralph Nadar's campaign: "What kind of Fool am I?"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  420. t. washington

    For Obama: Curtis Mayfield- People Get Ready A Change is Coming

    For Clinton: Billy Ocean- When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Gets Going

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  421. Raimundo Thomas

    "Take Your Time Do It Right" by the SOS band

    theme song for Barack Obama

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  422. Richard Earnheart

    This is too easy, Jack. The first to come to mind was the best:
    The WHO, 'We Won't Get Fooled Again'.
    Let's hope we don't get fooled by either party.

    Richard
    Silver City, New Mexico

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  423. Karen M. McCoy

    I think that a great song for Obama to use in his campaign is One Vision by Queen. Listen to it; it's perfect!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  424. Paul Herzlich

    The song that most describes Clinton's campaign at the moment is "Help!" by the Beatles. She's feeling down, and she really does need somebody. Not just anybody... Would you please, please help her?

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  425. Andrew from Queens, NY

    For Obama

    Ain't no stopping us now – by Mc Fadden & Whitehead

    Need I say more.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  426. C.Hearn

    The theme song for Hillary's campaign should be Jacques Brel's
    "If you leave me now". Sort of plaintive just like her campaign.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  427. Omar D.

    "Can't Tell Me Nothin'" by Kanye West seems like the ideal song for Hillary's campaign because she always seems to be saying "Wait 'til I get my money right..."

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  428. DAVID M. McCORD

    OBAMA CAMPAIN SONG;
    ALABAMA'S-[HELLO AMERICA]

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  429. James Fletcher

    For Barack Obama

    "The Promised Land" by Bruce Springsteen – let's face it: Obama's political message and Springsteen's lyrics are of the same American soul.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  430. JohnS

    For John McCain: Alley Oop

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  431. TH

    For Obama: "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," by MacFadden and Whitehead

    For Hillary: "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar/Cry/Scream/Beg," by Helen Reddy

    For John McCain: "We Are The Champions," by Queen

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  432. JAY

    John Lennon's IMAGINE for Barak Obama.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  433. Jon from Tempe, Az

    For Hillary Clinton All Hell's Breaking Loose by Kiss
    For John McCain War Machine by Kiss.
    For Barack Obama Changes by David Bowie

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  434. Jim White

    After next Tuesday, my wife and I are hoping we can sing "Thank God and Greyhound She's Gone".

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  435. alicia isaslazo

    For Obama: ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE BY PARLIMENT/FUNKADELIC

    for Clinton: YES WE CAN BY POINTER SISTERS

    for Mc Cain: 96 DEGREES IN THE SHADE BY STEELE PULSE

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  436. Eric Duncan

    Barack Obama should play the song made by Wil.I.Am about one of his speeches YES WE CAN because it inspires and uplift people.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  437. Bob Patterson

    Jack:
    Considering the economy right now, I would suggest that the campaign theme songs for all candidates be: 'Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?'

    Bob Patterson
    Albuquerque, NM

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  438. Nancy, Madison, WI

    Hi, Jack,
    For Barack Obama:
    Neil Diamond's WE'RE COMING TO AMERICA works for me!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  439. Larry from South Carolina

    John Mc Cain's theme should be "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath.

    Hillary Clinton's should be "Same Old Song & Dance" by Aerosmith.

    Barrack Obama's should be "Changes" by David Bowie.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  440. John Tampa, FL

    Jack – The answer is simple, after 8 years of the Bush Administration, the perfect song for any of the candidates would be the Beatles "It's Getting Better All The Time," because like it states in the song, it can't get any worse!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  441. Ariel

    "Fighter" – Christina Aguilera for Hillary Clinton's campaign.

    Ariel
    Milwaukee, WI

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  442. Rich Clawson

    Jack,

    I think it's only appropriate that John Mc Cain uses AC/DC's Highway to Hell. I think that's where his bus was headed before it went in the ditch.

    Rich

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  443. Ben

    For Mike Huckabee,

    Don't Forget about Me, by Cathy Griffith

    February 29, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  444. Rick Parendes

    Sen. McCain's theme song shoukld be "Blowin' in the Wind"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  445. John Lassiter

    Barack Obama – James Brown, "Try Me"

    A truly great song for Barack's run for the office.

    John Lassiter
    New York, NY

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  446. Kathy

    Obama: Imagine (you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one)
    Clinton: Yakety-yak (don't talk back)
    McCain: Love the one you're with (CSNY)

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  447. Richard

    For Hillary Clinton:

    Helen Reddy's song: "I am Woman". Not all of the lyrics apply but many of them work for her..... "hear me roar" is the best one.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  448. steve

    campaign song for Ralph Nader: "Born to Lose"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  449. Mike from Virginia

    Well let's see. Barack Obama should have Walk A Mile In My Shoes, because that would bring him closer to the people he hopes to get. Hillary Clinton should have Hooked on a Feeling, and Mccain should be Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  450. Samantha in State College, PA

    As tight and intense as the Democratic race is currently, with the upcoming Tuesday being a crucial part of winning the Democratic nomination, there is no tune other than "Under Pressure" by David Bowie for Barack and Hilary to sweat their ideals to.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  451. Justyn

    Hey Jack, a good them song for Hilary would be the, "Adams' Family"them song. A good them song for Obama would be, "Moving On Up" and a good them song for ol' John would be from the good old "Looney Tunes" that we all grew up watching.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  452. Sherry

    Jack, I have the perfect song for John McCain. How about "Stuck In The MIddle With You"? You know...."clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you..."

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  453. chris, denver

    I'm not sure what any of the current candidates should choose as their campaign song. For the last seven years, however, I haven't been able to get "Road to Nowhere" by the Talking Heads out of my head.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  454. miriam

    I think you are insulting the voter's intelligence by making us judge the 3 potential presidential nominees based on how good each one of them will be in choosing their campaign song? Don't you have other issues to raise which are more relevant to the call of time?
    Miriam, CA

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  455. thomas feraios

    mccain's song should be the theme to the grinch who stole christmas

    obama .. walking on sunshine

    hillary .. something from stevie nicks in her older days

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  456. Dennis-NC

    Barack Obama theme song "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  457. STEVEN SPICER

    Jack,
    I have no songs for the candidates, but I love the caffertyfile. So your song should be, We Are The Champions, by Queen! I Love You Jack!

    Steve Spicer
    Kingston, NY

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  458. tom thompson

    For all candidates: Your mind is on vacation while your mouth is working overtime by Mose Allison

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  459. Ron (in Springdale, Arkansas)

    McCane; Bonanza (theme song)

    Huckabee; The Party's Over Now

    Obama; You Don't Have To Live Like A Refugee

    Hillary; Mama Tried

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  460. Terry

    Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
    by Daft Punk

    It's Youthful, it's motivating, The Obama camp should consider this around college campuses

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  461. Justin Scott

    i think Obama, Clinton and Mccain should all use the same song, "Loser," by Beck.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  462. Steve

    Hillary: "Help" from the Beetles
    Obama: "Can't touch this from M.C Hammer
    Mccain: "Taps"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  463. bill damon

    theme song for obama should be "yes we can can" a 1973
    pointer sister's hit.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  464. Dave

    Jack,

    I'm still waiting for the day that someone finally gets honest about it and goes with the Tears for Fears classic "Everybody Wants to Rule the World".

    Dave
    Richmond, Va.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  465. Rick

    Jack – I've got a great song for the Obama campaign. 'Touch a Hand (Make a friend)' by the Staple Singers. Great lyrics and it fits his message of 'change'.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  466. J. Flanagan

    The Clinton campaign needs a theme song not to energize or motivate her supporters, but rather, one that invigorates Hillary herself...perhaps Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots were made for Walking,"?

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  467. Meri Lane

    From Oakland, CA:
    For Barack Obama: "Jesus Christ Superstar"'
    For Hillary Clinton: "She Works Hard for the Money" by Donna Summer
    For John McCain: "Rock the Casbah"' by the Clash
    Mike Huckabee: "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  468. Bill

    "Come by Here Lord" This theme song could be used for any one of them.

    Bill
    South Ozone Park, New York

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  469. Bill Brewer, Vancouver CANADA

    For Hillary: Stayin' Alive, by the Bee Gees.

    For Barack: The Times They are a-Changin', by Bob Dylan

    For Mike Huckabee: Son a of A Preacher Man, Dusty Springfield.

    For John McCain: I Want You, the Beatles

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  470. Judy

    Theme song for Barack Obama..."The long and winding road".

    For Sen. Clinton...."Proud to be an American".

    For Sen. McCain..."So long its's been good to know you".

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  471. Tony from Ohio

    Jack, the candidates should play Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." With the mess George W. Bush started, all the candidates should be trying to distance themselves. Problem is, McCain and Clinton voted for the war. And does Obama really wanted to be affiliated with Chubby Checker, Psycho, or Belgians in the Congo?

    February 29, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  472. kari berele

    Obama should use "Anything You Can Do" from Annie Get Your Gun. In fact, he and Hillary should go on tour together; then they could banter back and forth and it would be more entertaining than a 21st debate.

    Kari Berele
    Lakeland FL

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  473. Wesley

    I think all the candidates should play "It Was Just My Imagination" by the Temptations because anyone who thinks that one these candidates is going to single handedly fix all the foul ups by George W. Bush is just imagining things.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  474. David F Otsego MI

    Hillary Rodham Clinton – "AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH" (Diana Ross)
    Mike Huckabee – "NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE" (Gloria Gaynor)
    John McCain – "IF" (by Whitesnake)

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  475. Louie Lazar

    John McCain:

    "Old Man" – Neil Young

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  476. Jason

    A good campaign song for ALL the politicians is....
    "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" by ACDC

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  477. George Katsiris

    John Lennon – Imagine – Barack Obama
    John Lennon – Instant Karma – Hillary Clinton
    John Lennon- Give Peace a Chance- John McCain

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  478. Peter L.

    I turned to Chuck Berry for inspiration. How about "You Can't Catch Me" for Barack Obama, and for John McCain, "No Particular Place to Go"?

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  479. Margaret Spencer - Los Angeles-Theme Songs

    Think of Elvis and......

    For John McCain: "All Shook Up"

    Hillary Clinton: "Don't Cry Daddy"

    Barack Obama : "If I Can Dream"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  480. Marilyn Townsend

    Dr. Ron Paul – Take Back America, by Willie Nelson

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  481. John, Virginia

    Barack Obama should definitely adopt "The Times They Are A-Changin" by Bob Dylan because he represents the end of the old establishment and the beginning of a new approach to politics.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  482. Joe from Iowa

    for Hillary Clinton

    Europe's "The Final Countdown"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  483. William Cooke

    Send in the clowns is the only song that fits. Especially if hillary or McCain wins. Not much better even if Obama win.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  484. Onari

    Obama should play "One Love" by Bob Marley

    "... one love, one heart, lets get together and feel alright"

    The song reflects Obamamania euphoria in his campaign

    Onari
    Atlanta, Georgia

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  485. Tony

    Jack,
    I suggest Peggy Lee's "Is That All There Is" for both Hillary and McCain. As a native upstate New Yorker, I know that Hillary won't come through on her promise to Ohio and Texas that she will bring in more jobs. That is why I now live in Colorado.
    Tony
    Denver Colorado

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  486. carol donahue

    This is a no brainer.

    Obama, Obama – sung to the music of Oh Donna, Oh Donna.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  487. SUSAN IN OR

    I AM WOMAN HEAR ME ROAR IN NUMBERS TO BIG TO EGNOR....GO HILLARY

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  488. steve richert

    obama theme song should be:
    WAITING FOR THE WORLD TO CHANGE sung by John Mayer

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  489. Jim McNamara

    Jack,
    I think Barak Obama should use Pink Floyd's song "Money" as his campaign theme song. He done a great job garnering donations for his campaign...and he is preaching "change" isn't he?

    Jim M.
    Hopwell Junction NY

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  490. brian from nc

    Barack obama... Aretha franklins respect
    Hillary clinton...rolling stones can't get no satisfaction
    McCain... Taps
    Is huckabee still in it?

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  491. Eric Gassiott

    For Huckabee, "My Way"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:19 pm |
  492. Chris

    You know Jack, a good song for Hillary Clinton is "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mack. Even though her husband used it in 92 and 96

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  493. Kirsten

    I would go with the following in no particular order:

    McCain: Jethro Tull's song with the refrain "You're never too old to rock & roll if you're too young to die"
    Huckabee: Onward Christian Soldiers
    Clinton: It's My Party (And I'll Cry if I Want To}
    Obama: Jimi Hendrix' Are You Experienced?

    But then, that's just me....

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  494. william glover

    i am from seattle ,wa

    obama- song should be "Marvin Gaye- What's Going On "

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  495. Larry Bowser

    Jack, How about "Good Night Irene"?
    This should work for all three candidates.
    Larry

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  496. Jian

    jian from new jersey

    either, yes we can, or i got a crush on obama, all my favorites!!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  497. Billie

    I think a good theme song would be "Beautiful Day" by U2.

    Why?

    1.) It's a positive and very optimistic song
    2.) It's clean
    3.) It's light and catchy
    4.) It is sung by a popular and non-controversial band
    5.) There isn't any room for misinterpretation in the song lyrics

    The song should posses the same attributes as the candidate has (or at least as the candidate would like to make us think they have).

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  498. ryan lewis

    I think the Obama campaign should adopt Curtis Mayfield's classic "Move on Up" as their campaign theme as it is a perfect compliment to the Senator's inspiring movement for a brighter tomorrow.

    Ryan
    Athens, GA

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  499. Christi

    John McCain- Fly me to the moon... he is soooo out of touch with the issues of the day

    Barack Obama- I'm too sexy...........just look at him and listen to the rythm of his voice, seriously though proabably Magic by the cars. I never thought the American voters would swoon over a minority in my lifetime. I love it the country has a chance to be unified

    Hillary Clinton...........It's five o'clock somewhere...look at her, the campaign has taken a toll, she's desperate and she needs a drink or "little willie" she just wants barack to go home because she thinks it's it's her "turn" to be president

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  500. Pat Tribbey

    John Mc Cain's song should be "Barbra Ann", he modified the song when asked what he would like to do about Iran.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  501. John Steiner

    The best possible song for this election is "Let The Day Begin" by a group called The Call. But there's only one candidate for whom this should be the theme for, the one who made us beileve again, and that's without a doubt Barack Obama!

    John
    Taylorsville, UT

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  502. dem08

    Hillary's campaign song should be THE BEST BY TINA TURNER

    HILLARY IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE ARE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  503. Jack from Texas

    Hey Jack,
    What if we all play them a song? I'm thinking "Hit the Road Jack". I am so sick of the adds, the phone calls at all hours, the mailbox being filled with campaign mailers, and the bickering over non issues that I could scream.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  504. Brandon

    Obama- All Star by Smashmouth
    McCain- Gansters Paradise – Coolio
    Hillary- Na Na Hey Hey by the Supremes

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  505. Tracy

    Jack, please sing this don't just read it or it won't work.

    "Obama HayBamaBamaBama Obama Hay Bama Obama"

    Sung to the tune of Hosanna from the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  506. Ron Canady

    McCain: "When I'm 64"

    Clinton: "I Am Woman Hear Me Roar"

    Obama: "A Change Is Gonna Come"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  507. JasonP

    Hillary – I Am Woman – Helen Reddy or Help – The Beatles
    Obama – The Theme From The Jeffersons – Movin' on up
    McCain – Takin' Care Of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  508. Donald W. Bertetto

    Hilary Clinton, "A Time To say Goodbye" by Sara Brightman. Obama, "God Bless America". McCain, "Born In the U.S.A." by Bruce Springteen.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  509. Ron Meyers

    Obama...."IMAGINE" by John Lennon..Its everything
    Barrack Obama stands for...If Lennon were alive today he'd be singing it for Obama and to Obama!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  510. Ren Mackinnon

    Obama – dont think twice its alright – bob dylan
    bob should run for president

    February 29, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  511. Monika Svay

    Hmm ... Maybe ONE MOMENT IN TIME, by whitney Houston. For Barac Obama Campaign Song... I think this song is a fabulous choice because its that moment in time, and in history that Obama, will be The United States next President...

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  512. Paul Stinson, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Dear Jack,

    If after Tuesday, Senator Obama is still ahead by triple digits in the pledged delegates department and if we make the leap of faith that Governor Huckabee is at least 600 delegates behind, here's my playlist:

    Mike Huckabee
    Daydream Believer -The Monkees, for his eternal
    optimism and evolving campaign

    Mike Gravel
    Who Are You? -The Who
    He still hasn't officially suspended his campaign

    John McCain
    In The Navy -Village People

    Barack Obama
    See a Little Light -Bob Mould or
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough -Marvin Gaye

    Hillary Clinton
    Give it Up -KC and the Sunshine Band

    Keep up the good work and many thanks,

    Paul Stinson
    Johannesburg, South Africa

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  513. Margaret VanPatten

    Obama should definitely use the song created for him by will i. am., yes we can. It's a wonderful and influential song, plus I doubt he would get introuble for using that song.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  514. Bharat from New Jersey

    Jack, "Time to say goodbye" by Andrea Bocelli fits the right theme for the Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be-ending campaign.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  515. Joe Briggs

    For Hillary, I would have to pick the Nancy Sinatra hit, "These Boots Are Made For Walking". Maybe if she added in a dance step she could win the youth vote!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  516. tntaylor

    The chorus of the Thompson Twins' "You Take Me Up" works for Obama's supporters ("You take me up to a higher ground ... You take me up so high now I never want to come back down").

    The rest of the song seems geared more toward Clinton ("It just makes me weep when I try how I try" and "I'm moving in circles ... Don't get very far").

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  517. Firewmn

    Barack Obama will do good with: – (I Hear the Earth Move under my Feet- Carol King)

    Hillary is a (Hallaback Girl – by Gwen Steffani- (B-A-N-A-N-A's)

    MacCain – (Michael Jackson- THRILLER) (somthin he ain't)

    Huckelbee is: (Three Dogs night- ONE-– is the lonest number

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  518. Ron Martin (Paintsville, Ky)

    Maybe the candidates should pick songs for each other. Clinton's song for Obama would be "Somewhere over the rainbow", Obama's song
    for Clinton would be "Barracuda", McCain's song for both Clinton and Obama would be "Feelin' single, seein' double (and for Bill Clinton would be Here, there and everywhere), and their song for him would be
    the theme song from M.A.S.H. And for Huckabee? I am a rock, I am an Island !

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  519. Beth from New Jersey

    When I listened to Obama's speech on Feb 12th, the song that came into my mind was "Time Has Come Today" by the Chambers Brothers.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  520. Jorian

    I think Hillary Clinton should play Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer. I believe it would set and example about the soul purpose of here campaign.

    Jorian (D)

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  521. kenhodgson

    how about "sounds of silence" for mcain and clinton????

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  522. Phil - Indiana

    Obama- “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – Nirvana

    Huckabee- “I Can Only Imagine”- MercyMe

    Hillary- “Helter Skelter’” – The Beatles

    Mccain- “The End” – Doors

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  523. Charles, San Ramon CA

    Hillary ........." Obama Girl song" lol

    Obama "Right now!" Van Halen

    Huckabee " express yourself" james Brown

    Mccain " Disco Disco Duck" Disney song

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  524. Joe Carp

    I think Hillary should have "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles because it is a feel-good song and who hates The Beatles?

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  525. Charlie

    Barack Obama's theme song should definitely be Peter, Paul, & Mary's "The Times They Are a Changing," which they sang at the March on Washington in 1963.

    Charlie
    Key West

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  526. Michael Hanny, Chicago, IL

    Jack, although I have several song suggestions for Barack Obama, I was e-mailed a video from a friend, which has a song entitled "Change", which was written and performed by the Gospel singer John P. Kee. You ought to check it out; it is a good song, and has all of the slogans Obama uses such as "Time for Change", and ""Yes We Can". It may be better than trying to fit a song to a candidate (especially with copyright laws playing a part). –If you want me to e-mail the song to you, please give me an address to do so.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  527. Sissy

    For Hillary Clinton her motivating theme song should be "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" by McFadden and Whitehead

    February 29, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  528. gary hyman

    I BELIEVE THAT THE SONG :THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND:
    WOULD BE GREAT FOR BARACK OBAMA. HES THE TICKET FOR ME.
    GARY HYMAN
    HOUSTON TEXAS

    February 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  529. Robert

    For Barack Obama, "Everything's Coming Up Roses."
    For McCain and all other Republican candidates for public office, how about Perry Como's "It's Impossible."

    Robert
    Washington State

    February 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  530. JohnS

    Obama – "We are family"

    February 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  531. Tom - Highland Park, IL

    One song fits all. "Elected" by Alice Cooper!

    February 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  532. Justin Ward

    I think Barack Obama should use The All-American Rejects lyrics – The Future Has Arrived
    I think it's an awesome song that promotes the Obama message!

    Justin
    Orlando, FL

    February 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  533. Chris Malone

    Here's one that Hillery really needs desperately – "Wishing and Hoping" by Dusty Springfield

    February 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm |
  534. Fred

    I Think the theme song for Hillary should be Sweet Child Of mine by Guns'n'Roses! Cause that song and band is AMERICAN!!!! I'm only thriteen and I Believe Hillary will keep me and all americans safe.

    February 29, 2008 at 6:22 pm |