Presidential campaign song quiz

Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.

1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,” Tom Petty
3. “Even Better Than the Real Thing,” U2
4. “Mr. Blue Sky,” Electric Light Orchestra
5. “Read My Mind,” The Killers
6. “We Used To Wait,” Arcade Fire
7. “I Got You (I Feel Good),” James Brown
8. “I Got You,” Wilco
9. “Crying,” Roy Orbison
10. “Ring of Fire,” Johnny Cash
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11. Match the presidential candidate with his campaign theme song.
a. John F. Kennedy
b. George McGovern
c. Gerald Ford
d. Ronald Reagan
e. Walter Mondale
f. George H. W. Bush
g. Michael Dukakis
h. Al Gore
i. John Kerry
j. George W. Bush
.
I. “America”
II. “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
III. “California Here We Come”
IV. “Gonna Fly Now”
V. “High Hopes”
VI. “I’m Feeling Good about America”
VII. “Let the Day Begin”
VIII. “No Surrender”
IX. “This Land Is Your Land”
X. “We the People”
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12. Which presidential candidate inspired these lyrics: “Tell us any lie you want to/In any kind of mixture/But we  pray you/God we pray you/Don’t show us his picture”?
a. Millard Fillmore
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Grover Cleveland
d. William Howard Taft
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13. Which one of the following candidates did not use a Bachman-Turner Overdrive song on the stump?
a. Al Gore
b. Hillary Clinton
c. Michelle Bachman
d. Mitt Romney
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14. Which song was played during George W. Bush’s 2000 campaign to emphasize his moderateness?
a. “Centerfield,” John Fogerty
b. “Everyday People,” Sly and the Family Stone
c. “Middle of the Road,” The Pretenders
d. “Stuck in the Middle with You,” Stealers Wheel
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15. Which one of the following was not a campaign song set to the tune of “Hello, Dolly”?
a. “Hello, Lyndon”
b. “Hello, Hubert”
c. “Hello, Nixon”
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16. Match the candidate with the artist who protested the use of his/her music:
a. Michelle Bachman
b. George W. Bush
c. Newt Gingrich
d. Mike Huckabee
e. John McCain
f. Sarah Palin
g. Mitt Romney
.
I. Jackson Browne (“Runnin’ on Empty”)
II. Heart (“Barracuda”)
III. K’naan (“Wavin’ Flag”)
IV. Tom Petty (“American Girl”)
V. Tom Petty (“I Won’t Back Down”)
VI. Tom Scholz of Boston (“More Than a Feeling”)
VII. Survivor (“Eye of the Tiger”)
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17. Which 2008 presidential candidate adopted a campaign song by the Clash?
a. Hillary Clinton
b. John Edwards
c. Newt Gingrich
d. Rudy Giuliani
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18. Which one of the following is not a song on Oscar Brand’s album “Presidential Campaign Songs: 1789-1996”?
a. “Huzzah for Madison, Huzzah” (James Madison)
b. “Jimmy Polk of Tennessee” (James K. Polk)
c. “Rumadum Dum” (Zachary Taylor)
d. “Buchanan Our Man in D.C.” (James Buchanan)
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19. Which candidate used Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” as his campaign theme song?
a. Jimmy Carter
b. Howard Dean
c. Joe Lieberman
d. Mike Huckabee
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20. Which did both George W. Bush and Barack Obama use as a campaign song?
a. “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
b. “Only in America,” Brooks & Dunn
c. “Right Now,” Van Halen
d. “Let’s Go,” The Cars

ANSWERS
1. b
2. c
3. a
4. a
5. b
6. a
7. c
8. a
9. b
10. b
11. a. V; b. II; c. VI; d. III; e. IV; f. IX; g. I; h. VII; i. VIII; j. X
12. b
13. c. Gore and Romney both used “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet,” Clinton used “Takin’ Care of Business,” but Bachman apparently never synced up with her namesake band of the ‘70s.
14. a
15. b
16. a. IV; b. V; c. VII; d. VI; e. I; f. II; g. III
17. d. Giuliani used “Rudie Can’t Fail.”
18. d.
19. c
20. b

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