Listeners’ song picks for Trump’s inauguration
Politics and music seem to be permanently linked now. From the dustup over Ronald Reagan wanting to use John Mellencamp's "Little Pink Houses" in 1984 and being denied to the B-Street Band's controversy over whether to play one of the inaugural balls, modern politics seems all about the music. At Bill Clinton's inaugural Fleetwood Mac even reunited to perform "Don't Stop," a song he used throughout his campaign.
Now Donald Trump has picked "My Way" for his first dance at his inauguration. Written by Paul Anka and performed by many including Elvis Presley as well as the Sex Pistols, it was made most famous by Jersey's own Frank Sinatra. Trump surprised the world by becoming first the Republican nominee then the president, so "My Way" is pretty fitting.
But Frank Sinatra's daughter Nancy seems to have a problem with it. Her initial tweet was "Just remember the first line of the song." The first line of the song is, of course...and now, the end is near. She later deleted the tweet.
Okay, so if not "My Way," then what would be a perfect song for Trump on his inauguration? We tasked our listeners to come up with other suggestions. Some were clearly anti-Trump and offered a sarcastic take. Some were Trump supporters who offered more serious ideas. Here's some of what Jersey came up with.
Both John and George in separate calls suggested "Eve Of Destruction" by Barry McGuire
Katie had "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" by R.E.M.
But a more hopeful Cindy called in "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
Walt - "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Metallica
Gina - "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus
Sherry - "Stuck In The Middle With You" by Steeler's Wheel
Mario - "Don't Rain On My Parade" by Barbra Streisand
John - "Send In The Clowns" by Judy Collins
Winston - "Run Like Hell" by Pink Floyd
John - "Crumblin' Down" by John Mellencamp
Beth - "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns N' Roses
Papsy - "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister
Cliff - "Devil Inside" by INXS
Have any song suggestions you'd like to add? Let us know @NJ1015 on Twitter or in the comment section below.