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A campaign theme song for Labor?

The Punch ran an article a few months ago where they posed the question as to the most appropriate theme song for each party's electoral campaign.

The Black Eyed Peas gets a big mention for their song "Yes We Can." Remember that one? It's received over 21 million views on YouTube and Peter Lewis, the author of the article, says that it "shows what an inspiring campaign can deliver."

Well, if it can work for Barack Obama I think it can work here too.

No, I don't think either party should use that song...

But I do think Labor and Julia Gillard can capitalize on the popularity of The Black Eyed Peas as well by using their oh-so catchy 2005 tune "My Humps."

After all, how could they possibly pass up such memorable and apt lyrics as these?:

(sing along now!)

She's got me spending.
(Oh) Spendin' all your money on me and spending time on me.
She's got me spendin'.
(Oh) Spendin' all your money on me, up on me, on me

What you gon' do with all that junk?
All that junk inside that trunk?

We'll leave it up to the electorate to assign meaning to the phrase "junk in the trunk"...

Nice suggestions. Here are two more.

These need not replace Luke's suggestion, but can be sung simultaneously in musical counterpoint.

My personal favourite pop song is "East is Red," which goes:

The east is red, the sun is rising.
China has brought forth a Mao Zedong.
He works for the people's welfare.
Hurrah, He is the people's great savior!
(Repeat last two lines)
Chairman Mao loves the people.
He is our guide
To build a new China.
Hurrah, he leads us forward!
(Repeat last two lines)
The Communist Party is like the sun.
Wherever it shines, it is bright.
Wherever there is a Communist Party,
Hurrah, there the people are liberated!
(Repeat last two lines)

I also like "Without the Communist Party, There Would be No New China," which goes:

Without the Communist Party, there would be no new China.
Without the Communist Party, there would be no new China.
The Communist Party works hard for the people.
The Communist Party - it strives to save China.
It pointed the people the road to liberation.
It leads China toward brightness.
It adhered to the War of Resistance for over eight years.
It improved the people's living.
It established guerilla bases.
It practiced democracy, bringing many advantages.
Without the Communist Party, there would be no new China.
Without the Communist Party, there would be no new China.

There's nothing like the classics.

O lol.I actually bought

O lol.

I actually bought "There is no new China Without the communist party" on itunes.

It's kick ass stuff. Catchy as hell