Wednesday, January 21, 2009

50 Most Conservative Songs

  Yesterday was Inauguration. I made my kids watch the ceremony and celebrated with tears in my eyes as I watched such a historic moment. I felt so great, not even the crap sandwich recited by "poet" Elizabeth Alexander could get me down. What a great morning for our country. 
  But later, last night. While it was fun watching the neighborhood celebrity love fest and listening to all the starlets pat themselves on the back for being "people" people-- let me tell you what I was listening to.
   I was listening to the top 50 most conservative songs of all time and trying to figure out how the Republican Party is going to rebuild itself. The playlist is courtesy of John J. Miller from NR and his article is worth reading. 

Here is the link

50. "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette.

49. "Abortion," by Kid Rock.

48. "Why Don't You Get a job," By The Offspring.

47. "One," by Creed.

46. "Wind of Change." by the Scorpions.

45. "Taxman, Mr. Thief" by Cheap Trick.

44. "Two Sisters," by the Kinks.

43. "Wonderful," by Everclear.

42. "Everybody's a Victim," by the Proclaimers.

41. "The Icicle Melts," by The Cranberries.

40. "Wake Up Little Susie," by The Everly Brothers.

39. "Property Line," by The Marshall Tucker Band.

38. "I can't Drive 55," by Sammy Hagar

37. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," by The Band

36. "Government Cheese," by The Rainmakers

35. "Who'll Stop the Rain," By Creedence Clearwater Revival.

34. "Godzilla," by Blue Oyster Cult.

33. "You Can't Always Get What You Want," by The Rolling Stones.

32. "Keep Your Hands to Yourself," by The Georgia Satellites.

31. "Small Town," by John Mellencamp.

30. "You Can't Be Too Strong," by Graham Parker.

29. "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," by Iron Maiden.

28. "Janie's Got a Gun," by Aerosmith.

27. "Obvious Song, " by Joe Jackson.

26. "Capitalism," by Oingo Boingo

25. "The Battle of Evermore," by Led Zeppelin.

24."Der Kommissar," by After the Fire.

23. "Brick," by Ben Folds Five.

22. "Red Barchetta," by Rush

21. "Heroes," by David Bowie.

20. "Rock the Casbah," by The Clash.

19. "Kicks," by Paul Revere and the Raiders.

18. "Cult of Personality," by Living Colour.

17. "Stay Together for the Kids," by Blink 182.

16. "Get Over It," by The Eagles.

15. "I Fought the Law," by The Crickets.

14. "Right Here, Right Now," by Jesus Jones.

13. "My City Was Gone," by The Pretenders.

12. "Neighborhood Bully," by Bob Dylan.

11. "The Trees," by Rush.

10. "20th Century Man," by The Kinks.

9. "Don't Tread on Me," by Metallica.

8. "Bodies," by The Sex Pistols

7. "Revolution," by The Beatles.

6. "Gloria," by U2

5. "Wouldn't It be Nice," by The Beach Boys.

4. "Sweet Home Alabama," by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

3. "Sympathy for the Devil," by The Rolling Stones.

2. "Taxman," by The Beatles.

1. "Won't Get Fooled Again," by The Who.


Shlepn7 said...

That "poem" was definitely the low point of the ceremony, but this was by far the high point:
The talent was off the charts. Could you believe Roberts botched it? Too bad for Obama.

Pete said...

That was payback. From the Chief, with love.

Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation John G. Roberts, Jr., of Maryland, to be Chief Justice of the United States):

NAYs ---22
Akaka (D-HI)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Corzine (D-NJ)
Dayton (D-MN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)

Anonymous said...

Say it plain, that many have died for this day. Sing the names of the dead who brought us here, who laid the train tracks, raised the bridges, picked the cotton and the lettuce, built brick by brick the glittering edifices they would then keep clean and work inside of.

Anonymous said...

was that a haiku?

i suppose shel silverstein was busy?