9/27/2009

Party Theme Songs For Conference

Details of a survey conducted by PRS for Music have been sent to me by email revealing the UK’s vote for party conference songs.

Last year the Gordon Brown walked on stage with Jackie Wilson’s Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher. However, in the survey of over 1,000 people, Elton John’s Sorry seems to be the hardest word was voted as most popular suggestion for the entrance of the Prime Minister this year.

Labour Party – most voted songs:
Sorry seems to be the hardest word – Elton John
Tragedy – Steps
So Sad – George Harrison
Die Another Day – Madonna

Conservative Party – most voted songs:
Money, Money, Money – ABBA
I could be so good for you – Dennis Waterman
We are the champions – Queen
The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades – Timbuk3

Liberal Democrat Party – most voted songs:
When will I be famous – Bros
Moving on up – M People
For once in my life – Stevie Wonder
Working 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton

Ellis Rich, chairman of PRS for Music comments: “Politics and music have a long-standing reputation of going hand in hand. Many famous artists have expressed their political voice through the medium of music, whilst many politicians have used music as a platform to address their audience. The song which each party leader ultimately decides to use could have a significant impact on the outcome of the upcoming elections”.

Any views on which songs might be better ?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thinking of football songs, how about for Labour "You're Shit and You're Going Down !"

Man in a Shed said...

I think I'd put Frank Sinatra down for I did it My Way for Gordon Brown as the end to his leaders speech.

He has the voice for it. ( There I've finally said something nice about the man. )

Norfolk Blogger said...

I was thinking that Gordon Brown's would be There's no other way by Blur.

I remember the lyric 'You've taken the fun out of everything'. It seems so apt.

jailhouselawyer said...

Theme song from the film Titanic.

Marr he's making lies about me (slightly adapted song title)

Mother's Little Helper/Brown Sugar

Theme from The Magnificent Seven (ComRes poll shows ditch Brown and any one of 7 could give the Tories a run for their money).

The Secret Person said...

If we're doing football songs - how about "Who are ya? Who are ya?" for Nick Clegg?

Sorry, cheap shot I know. A cover of the Sex Pistols excellent and inspiring punk classic - "Electoral Reform in the UK"?

For Labour - Jilted John's "Gordon is a Moron". Or would the real leader be best represented by Barry Manilow's classic "Mandy"?

Perhaps the Jam's "Eton Rifles" for the Tories, Cameron is apparently a fan (no, really!) But certainly not Madonna's "True Blue" for the Cameroons.

For UKIP - perhaps Europe's "The Final Countdown"?

Richard T said...

I thought the Mothers of Invention's 'We're only in it for the Money' might do for the Tories but there's a few Labour MPs who could sing along pretty well too. I know it dates me but....

Letters From A Tory said...

"When will I be famous" for the Lib Dems? Perfect. Just about sums up their entire existence.

James Higham said...

LPUK's song?

Norfolk Blogger said...

19 By Paul Hardcastle (half the number of votes they got in the Norwich North by-election.)

Quietzapple said...

"What do you do all day?" - Peggy Seeger sums up a woman's lot, and most MPs are similarly over employed, some of them with an extra paid job too.

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