Songs That Mention Politicians In Their Titles

Few of us want to hear politicians, and not many want to even hear about one. Occasionally, however, hearing the name of a governing official is actually joyful, because the reference comes in a song. Here are fourteen of those, all mentioning a politician or government leader. Harry Truman by Chicago President number 33 succeeded Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but his biggest honor may be having one of America’s most successful bands pay musical homage to him. Here’s To the State of Richard Nixon by Phil Ochs John Lennon was not the only popular songwriter on the alleged enemies list of the only President to resign while in office, for the anti-war singer Ochs made Nixon unhappy with ditties like this one. Abraham, Martin and John by Dion Many years had passed since his “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer” dominated rock radio, so this track about a trio of civic leaders served as somewhat of a comeback for Dion. Eisenhower Blues by Elvis Costello T-Bone Burnett worked with Costello on King of America, the folksy acoustic record from which this retro track spawned. Lyndon Johnson Told The Nation by Tom Paxton What the President actually said to the nation was less…

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