Thursday, June 28, 2007
Where's the Air Supply?
Don't all of us need a little more Air Supply in our lives?
I'm keeping a tally of the songs streaming in for our "360" political coverage theme contest.

While I'm happy to report you are sending us tons of great suggestions, frankly, I'm a little disappointed at the low turnout for Air Supply. "Lost in Love"; "All Out of Love"; "The One That You Love"; "More Love for Love" (I made up the last one) -- it's obvious that Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell (he's the tall one) made some edgy music worthy of tough political issues.

And what about Biz Markie? Take a listen to the "Best of Cold Chillin" and you'll be surprised at the number of beat box tracks that are relevant to the race for '08.

Bottom line: we need more songs. So if you're a Van Morrison fan or a Spice Girls fanatic (they are getting back together ... sweet!) give us your best shot.

Hurry. We're keeping the contest open until the week after July 4th. Then we'll narrow the field down to the final three. That's when we'll ask you to vote on a winner.

Thanks, and don't forget Huey Lewis and the News.

-- By Anderson Cooper
Posted By CNN: 5:41 PM ET
  214 Comments
This isn't related to the song contest (which "rocks" - how about some Jonathan Coulton or Ze Frank?), but about Ms. Hilton. I think you may be a little hard on her; although you and she have alot in common, you have chosen/been fortunate enough to chose a different path. You can't apply your yardstick to her, everyone's path is different. As to why is she media-worthy, that's a valid question for quite a few people besides Ms. Hilton. Anyhoo, great show and hope you get back to some meatier topics soon.
Pam
Plainsboro, NJ
Posted By Pam : 6:22 PM ET
OMG Anderson!!!! No you didn't!

Huey Lewis and the News?! No way! Okay, I already thought that you were the coolest but that cemented it for real. Over and out - done.

Okay, well in that case....since I know that I will not be shunned for sending this.....

I give you...(drum roll please)....

"Perfect World" it is far from it, but we can still hope, right?

See you tonight Anderson :)

(Oh, and my Huey song just for you "Couple Days Off" - rest is good for the soul. We'll miss you though).

Spice Girls reunion tour? Oh yeah!
Posted By Pati McMillan, Camp Hill, PA : 6:25 PM ET
Anderson......I think you should play "Stop" by the Spice Girls on the show tonight......it is the closest your get a political song from the Girls and you can totally do the dance along during the chorus......do you remember how the dance goes or has it been too long?!?!?!? :P

SWEET SPICE GIRLS ARE BACK.......GIRL BABY BABY!!!!!!


Air Supply, Biz Markie, Hewy Lewis and the News.....thanks for the laughs Anderson.....needed them today :)
Posted By Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada : 6:45 PM ET
Anderson. Andy if you will.
I already handed you the perfect song. "Paid to Get Excited" by Butch Walker. But if you feel you need more songs, I guess I can suggest a few:


"I'm A Loser" by The Beatles (lets face it....)

"You're Nobody til Somebody Loves You" by Dean Martin (isn't that what politics are all about???)


"Its Raining Men" by the Weather Girls (Hilary coverage only)

"Push The Button" by Teapacks (an Israeli band) ....To be honest this would make a terrible campaign song. This song is just awesome and I think you should know about it if only to boost your cool points. It could come in handy next time you're covering the Middle East.

"Supermassive Black Hole" by Muse (because I think we all have a feeling that's what this whole election is going to be)

Good luck with the search.
Posted By Alaina, Pittsburgh PA : 6:45 PM ET
some song titles could be - "We won't get fooled again" by the Who !!!! Steppenwolfs the " Pusher " referring to all the lies they push on us as politicians .Perhaps " Walking on sunshine " as most politicians must be walking on something other then the earth done by Katrina and the waves .
Posted By Marshall- ohio usa : 6:50 PM ET
It's Only Rock and Roll.

And Keith Richards is my neighbor. But you wouldn't want him to get the guys together to sing it for us. Never mind.

Missy, Fairfield, CT
Posted By Missy, Fairfield, CT : 6:52 PM ET
Okay so now you are relating "love" to politics?

Well, I suppose love can get political sometimes.

Here it goes then...how about: "You're The First, The Last, My Everything" by Barry White

I'm starting to feel the love now..thanks.
Posted By Jolene, St. Joseph, MI : 6:52 PM ET
You appear to be obssessed with the '80s, so I'll suggest


Fight for Your Right (To Party) by Beastie Boys

Who's Crying Now by Anderson's Favorite Band a.k.a. Journey

Who Can it Be Now? by Men @ Work

Play the Game Tonight by Kansas

Don't U Want Me by Human League

and the underrated Mystery Achievement by Pretenders


p.s. leave Paris alone now, kay? Can we focus on Nicole Richie..
Posted By xtina - chicago, IL : 6:55 PM ET
Air Supply?! Please! That's parking, in the back seat, make out music. But your Van Morrison mention gave me an idea so I dusted off the ole CD and found a good uplifting song, "Brand New Day". It's about starting over, having a fresh start, and that's what we're doing with the election. What do ya think?
Posted By Marilyn,GA : 6:57 PM ET
"We're All In This Together" HS Musical

"No Strings Attatched" or "Bye, Bye, Beye"-NSYNC -ouch!

"Fix You" Coldplay

"Dirty" Christina Aguilera

OK Anderson, now that's I've bared all my dirty little secrets off my iPod, you'd better read this on the air!!
Posted By Kelly, San Francisco, CA : 6:59 PM ET
Aw Anderson, you are such a tease!
If I'd known you wanted Air Supply I'd have given them to you straight up. How about "Making Love out of Nothing at All" And guess what, it's got 'LOVE' in the title. Unique huh?
Oh, by the way, who is Huey Lewis?
Bwaaaah
Posted By Bev Ontario Canada : 6:59 PM ET
Hey Anderson,

More songs, wow! You got a ton of songs!

Here are some:

Say It Right - Nelly Furtado
Like It Or Not - Madonna
Let It Will Be - Madonna
Get Together - Madonna
Lost Memories - Dream Techno
Shine - Cyndi Lauper
Alive Again - Cher
Song For The Lonely - Cher

Your piece on Hollenbeck reminds me of the song What It's Like by Everlast. Great job! I wonder what 85 year olds who have lived in that world think about it, and what they would tell the kids who live it now? Amazing. Great job.

Thanx for everything, take care.
Posted By Karen, Boston, MA : 7:05 PM ET
Air Supply! Oh man, I saw them in concert at the Garden State Arts Center, that should tell you how old I am and how old this post makes me feel!

Well, I think my first suggestion, "Waiting on the World to Change" was a winner but if I had to offer up another one, it would definitely have to be Jimi Hendrix's rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" from Woodstock. Now that's a great political song!
Posted By Annette LaCanna, Alpha NJ : 7:17 PM ET
I resubmit "Don't Look Back" by Boston. It's got guitar riffs second only to Eddie Van Halen. (Yes, I'm THAT OLD-I had an Eddie Van Halen poster in my dorm room at LSU)

I have to say something about "that hotel heiress." One evening I had dozed off but awoke briefly to see Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie administering enemas to these poor fools at some demented colonics camp run by what looked like Susan Powter from "Stop the insanity" fame (why don't we start with her on that???). I thought to myself "Holy crap, I'm in Hell." But no...I simply had my televsion channel set to Fox.

And to Pam: I think Ms. Hilton is getting enough "yardstick"...if you know what I mean. She's completely and dreadfully pathetic.
Posted By Debbie, Denham Springs, LA : 7:19 PM ET
Hi Anderson,

You need more songs? Are you serious? I thought you already have plenty. But if you want more ideas, here are some. I apologize in advance if they are already mentioned in the other blog.

1) Staying Alive - by the Bee Gees. Since the candidates are all trying to stay alive in the race, this song is appropriate.

2) Man in the Mirror - by Michael Jackson. This is a good song because it talks about making a change, starting with ourselves.

3) So Glad You Made It - by Kane. Not sure if it applies to the election, but it has a nice beat.

Hope this helps.

By the way, if my song gets picked, do I win anything? A chance to observe a taping of 360, perhaps? Lunch with you and 360 staff? Hmmmm.....in that case, I'm sure I could come up with more songs! :)

Thanks and take care,

Lilibeth
Edmonds, Washington
Posted By Lilibeth, Edmonds, WA : 7:20 PM ET
Marvin Gaye "lets get it on"

Eddie Murphy doing Buckwheat for SNL singing "Wookin Pa NUB" aka "looking for love in all the wrong places"
Posted By Dana Jacksonville, FL : 7:26 PM ET
Anderson,
Did you realize that one of the most influential rock albums to be recorded was released in the US on the day you were born? Yes, it's true Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band with all those great songs is 40 years old, boy time flies but the songs are still popular today.

And the summer of 1967 came to be known as the summer of love. A lot of great music came out of that era
and here is a suggestion from that era:
Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T -
something that the US needs to get back now.
But if you want a good beat try anything Motown.

And 360 was great last evening, so are we done with SWMNBN?
Posted By Marcia, Warren Mi : 7:29 PM ET
Here Come's Your Man -Pixies

-Kyle, Mt. Prospect, IL
Posted By Kyle Mt. Prospect, IL : 7:31 PM ET
How about, Only The Good Die Young? - Billy Joel

or "Oops I Did It Again" - some Britney??

(and yes, I'm over 30!!!)

To be more adult - Start Me Up - Rolling Stones

Born in the USA - The Boss
Truckin' - Grateful DeadWanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi (or Who Says You Can't Go Home - Bn Jovi as well)
Posted By Ashley, San Diego, CA : 7:33 PM ET
Anderson,

You made me get all dusty. I had to go search my old John Lennon albums for the perfect song. That meant I had to hook up my "AM/FM Stero System" speakers and press the "Phono" button to listen to "Give Me Some Truth".

Some truth would be a major change from the last eight years!
Posted By Kay - Temple, TX : 10:23 PM ET
Hi Anderson,
More Songs? Surely you jest!
I still go with an instrumental..Jazz or the Blues. I think an artist from the Gulf Coast would be great! If it's 80's you guys want? How about The Forest by the Cure. Save a Prayer or Hungry like a Wolf, Duran Duran?
Who Can it Be Now, Men at Work? What you need, by INXS...Of Course there's always Broadway. Annie has, We'd like to Thank you Herbert Hoover, or lastly, how about a Hollywood classic...Wizard of Oz, If I were King of the Forest??? Happy song picking!!!
Posted By Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif. : 10:27 PM ET
Hey Anderson, how about Dimension by Wolfmother. It's cool...
Posted By Jess, Paris, KY : 10:37 PM ET
Anderson,

Oh my , Are you soooo stuck on the eighties , ha! Although I think there's more to you than meets the eye, I grew up with music from that era , too bad "Don't Stop" from Fleetwood Mac " has alraedy been used by the Clinton's it's lyrics are uplifting" " open your eyes, you'll see things in a different way" I think with all of songs being t, one quite fits , Hmmm..... speaking of Celine Dion, her version of "America the Beautiful" is actually breathtaking.


Maritza
Posted By Maritza, San Jose, Ca, : 10:48 PM ET
Dear Anderson,
I think it is totally awesome that you like Huey Lewis and the News. I love them!!! When I was younger, I could not wait to hear their songs on the radio, then I would jump around like someone gone wild!! Since you like Huey Lewis and the News I recommend my favorite song from that group
"Heart of Rock and Roll"

Now Anderson, I do not know about Air Supply though.

I like Ashley's suggestion of Born In The USA by Springstein. That is an totally great song!
Posted By Madeliene Bolden; Atlanta, Georgia : 10:49 PM ET
"It's good to be king" - Tom Petty
Posted By Sandy, Calgary, Alberta : 10:52 PM ET
Hi Anderson,

I thought of a few by Simon & Garfunkel:

"Keep the Customer Satisfied"
"Sound of Silence"
"I am a Rock"
"59th street bridge song (feelin' groovy)"

Have fun choosing!
Posted By Mary, 24, New Berlin, WI : 10:58 PM ET
Hehe, AC, you're sooo 80's. How about John Parr's
ST. ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) then? Nice beat, appropriate lyrics.

Thanks for reading my blog on the air yesterday. Wow, it made my day! (and week, and month, and year). Woo-hoo!

Keep on, AC.

nicole chua
cebu city, phils
Posted By nicole chua, cebu city, phils : 11:11 PM ET
Hey AC, got the perfect song for the political campaigns.

How about A Little Less Talk, and a lot More Action by Toby Keith! LOL

Or maybe something by the Dixie Chicks could be appropriate!

Or,... for the folks who enjoy the heavier side of music, Walk by Pantera would be cool!

Okay, I think a good "All American" song would be something along the lines of...

Little Pink Houses by John Cougar Mellencamp,

or,

Keep on Rockin in the Free World by Neil Young.

Of course, Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen would be appropriate.

Good luck narrowing the field down to 3!
Posted By Marilyn, small town KS : 11:25 PM ET
Okay AC, I think I have the perfect song for the political campaigns, how about " A Little Less Talk and a lot More Action" by Toby Keith!! LOL!

Or something by the Dixie Chicks?!!

For the people who enjoy the heavier side of music, "Walk" by Pantera would be cool!

Okay, more appropriate songs could be...

Keep on Rockin in the Free World by Neil Young
Little Pink Houses by John Cougar
Born in the USA by The Boss

Keep up the good ideas everyone, and to the 360 staff, good luck narrowing the field to 3!
Posted By mariilyn wellsville ks : 11:47 PM ET
Hey Anderson, I've got a good one:

Bubba O'Riley (Teenage Wasteland) by The Who.

Great show tonight.
Posted By mj, appleton, WI : 11:50 PM ET
Song for Raw Politics:

"Under Pressure" by David Bowie & Freddie Mercury

"Pressure, pressing down on me, pressing down on you, no man asked for.."

"It's the terror of knowing what this world is about, watching some good friends scream, 'Let me out! Tomor-row gets me high, high, hiiiiigh.."

Rob in Dana Point, CA
Posted By Robert, Dana Point, CA : 11:52 PM ET
Group: The Roots
Album: The Tipping Point
Song: Guns are drawn-Edited Version
Song: Star

Artist: Marvin Gaye
Album: What’s going on
Song: Inner City Blues

Artist: Bob Marley
Album: Songs of Freedom
Song: Crazy Baldheads

Artist: Incubus
Album: Make Yourself
Song: Pardon Me
Posted By Ebony New York, NY : 11:55 PM ET
How about:

Ridin' the Storm Out ~ REO
or
Roll with the Changes ~ REO
or
Changes ~ Bowie

Of course it is hard to argue with Won't get fooled again!
Posted By Kathy, Arlington Heights, IL : 12:08 AM ET
How about a little country music?
Meet in the Middle - Diamond Rio
Standing Outside the Fire - Garth Brooks
I Take my Chances - Mary Chapin Carpenter
The Human Race - Randy Travis
Rock this Country - Shania Twain
A Little Less Talk and A Lot More Action - Toby Keith
I Wanna Talk About Me - Toby Keith

If you like Huey you'll like Jeopardy - Greg Kihn

My Huey Lewis & the News choices would be:
Walking on a Thin Line
Finally Found a Home
You Crack Me UP
If This Is It
Workin' For a Livin'
Posted By Debbie, Tustin, CA : 12:17 AM ET
hello Mr. Anderson Cooper well I thought you're done with this stuff anyway this is my suggestion. hope we'll like it.this is so exciting it's like a major contest or it's like spelling bee contest.
good luck!

Hello Goodbye
by Beatles

You say yes, I say no
You say stop, and I say go, go, go, oh no
You say goodbye, and I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello
You say high, you say low
You say why and I say I don't know, oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello
Hello, hello
I don't know why you say goodbye
I say hello.
Posted By Jemillex Bacerdo Chicago, IL. : 1:47 AM ET
Hello, Anderson

My suggestion is 'AFFIRMATION' by SAVAGE GARDEN which has a good beat and great lyrics.

See you on CNN International!
Posted By Gui-Hyun Nahm / South Korea : 2:13 AM ET
Andy:

This applies to the fundraiser in each of the prospective candidates, the perception that they're "alley-creepers, light on their feet" AND that they gotta get them a game plan, shake the voters to the ground, and get what they know is theirs.

You were talking about tunnels from Mexico to the US tonight -- Come on up to Whatcom County, Washington, and see how undermanned OUR border with Canada is! It's scary, man.

Keep on rockin'!


"I Want It All"
-- Queen

Adventure seeker on an empty street,
Just an alley creeper, light on his feet
A young fighter screaming, with no time for doubt
With the pain and anger can't see a way out,
It ain't much I'm asking, I heard him say,
Gotta find me a future move out of my way,
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now,
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now,

Listen all you people, come gather round
I gotta get me a game plan, gotta shake you to the ground
Just give me what I know is mine,
People do you hear me, just give me the sign,
It ain't much I'm asking, if you want the truth
Here's to the future for the dreams of youth,
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now,
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now,

I'm a man with a one track mind,
So much to do in one life time (people do you hear me)
Not a man for compromise and where's and why's and living lies
So I'm living it all, yes I'm living it all,
And I'm giving it all, and I'm giving it all,
It ain't much I'm asking, if you want the truth,
Here's to the future, hear the cry of youth,
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now,
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now,
etc.
Posted By Warren Levine, Bellingham WA : 2:14 AM ET
Hey, someone needs to throw some lyrics together for Anderson's faux-Air Supply song "More Love for Love". Why not enlist Biz Markie--he could probably use the work right now....
Posted By Fay, Vacaville, CA : 2:32 AM ET
Well Anderson, we are talking politics here no matter how you look at it. I don't remember who sings it, but the song is "Lies, Lies, Lies"... BTW, I love Huey Lewis too... so I guess I will keep you around a bit longer.
Posted By Susan, El Cajon, CA : 2:53 AM ET
Here's quite a long list of quite cheesy, but nevertheless beloved songs:

Survivor-Destiny's Child
Faith-George Michael
MMMBop-Hanson
Public Affair-Jessica Simpson
Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Take a Chance on Me-ABBA
The Name of the Game-ABBA
Winner Takes All-ABBA
I'm in the Mood for Dancing-The Nolans
Under Pressure-Queen and David Bowie
Another One Bites The Dust-Queen
Stone Cold Crazy-Queen
The Safety Dance-Men Without Hats
Back In Black-AC/DC

If you want Spice Girls songs I suggest:

Wannabe (of course)
Say You'll Be There
Denying
Who Do You Think You Are
Posted By De Andra Kenoly, Spokane, WA : 3:06 AM ET
Dancin' in the Streets - Mamas and Papas

Count on Me - Statler Brothers

The Hard Way Everytime - Jim Croce

This Land's Your Land - Arlo Guthrie or Woody Guthrie

When you say Nothing at all - Alison Krause
Posted By Merrill P., Vestavia Hills, AL : 3:12 AM ET
Are you 'dissing' Air Supply? I like some of their songs.
You seem to be on the role ever since the heiress fiasco.
And I'm surprised you made us sit for more than an hour for her and not tackled the two points that she mentioned - her lawyer's mistake and the judge who apparently dismissed a witness of hers on something about her attending an alcohol 'thing'.
Aren't these serious accusations?
Okay enough said.
I still stand by my first choice by Lenny Kravitz, 'Are You Gonna Go My Way.'
The lyrics are somewhat political and it promotes LOVE and UNITY.
Good message!
Since you're into the 80's, I think this one is from that era.
'Hit Me With Your Best Shot', by Pat Benatar. Appropriate as to how they try to undermine each other.
I can't believe you still don't have enough songs.
Admit it; you doing this because you're bored. :)
Posted By lpfoong, Penang, Malaysia : 3:29 AM ET
How about the song by Dire Straits
"Walk of Life"
Posted By Mary Mack, Halifax, Nova Scotia : 3:35 AM ET
Hi,
Since you mentioned the 80s, I thought of Erasure:
#1 Take a chance on me
#2 A little Respect.

Though I must admit, I think the first song was done in the early 90s...

Good luck with the song choices.
Posted By Kat, Vancouver, BC, Canada : 3:56 AM ET
Anderson's SO serious on the show, as well he should be, but yet he still manages to write all these crazy blog posts, I love that.

Speaking of crazy, because it doesn't stand a chance of winning, I'm going to go with One Nation Under a Groove by Parliament because it makes me laugh whenever I hear it.
Posted By Patricia M., Portland, OR : 4:19 AM ET
My suggestions are my fave songs-
- Don't You Forget About Me
by Simple Minds (it's the movie
theme of The Breakfast Club)
- Daybreak
by Barry Manilow
Hope you like them too.
Posted By Cristina, Manila, Philippnes : 4:59 AM ET
Now that I realize how desperate you are, for more songs, I'll try to mix it up a little. I'm not much for X-FRAMES or SCISSOR SISTERS for one reason. Music is great, but they need a bucket to help them carry a tune, Nothing personal, just my opinion.

Bo Diddly/Bo Diddly
At The Hop/Danny And The Juniors

Wooly Bully/Sam the Sham?
Hand Jive/Johnny Otis
Yakity Yak/Coasters
Puttin' On The Ritz/Young Frankenstein

Born In The USA/The Boss
Theme From Peter Gunn/Percy Faith?

Tomorrow/L.O. Annie (Please, God, No!!)

You've Lost That Loving Feeling/Righteous Bros (Even the Artists name suggest somethings missing!)

Ain't Settling/Sugarland

Friends in Low Places/Garth Brooks

Leaving On A Jet Plane/John Denver

Ride Like Wind/Christopher Cross

Every tune has a significant meaning, although it may be slightly hidden! Truth in each and every one!

Have fun!

Maggie
Posted By Maggie, GVMO : 9:45 AM ET
"BOY ON A STRING" - Jars of Clay

"FLOOD" - Jars of Clay

"YOU TURN THE SCREWS" - Cake

"THE DISTANCE" - Cake

"MAN ON THE RUN" - Cowboy Mouth

"GOOD" - Better than Ezra

"DANCE ON A VOLCANO" - Genesis

"WHEN I'M PRESIDENT" - Extreme

"DON'T TREAD ON ME" - Metallica
Posted By C.C. - Chicago, Ill. : 10:00 AM ET
"We're Not Gonna Take It!" (. . . anymore)

By Twisted Sister

This song needs no explanation.
Posted By Matt C., San Francisco, California : 10:32 AM ET
A 360 submission:

Mike and the Mechanics' song
"Get Up"
Posted By Harriette Harra Muncie, Indiana : 10:57 AM ET
Anderson,

You are enjoying this aren't you? Well instead of coming up with titles off the top of my head like I did before, I dug into my CDs. And besides finding out that I need to thin out some losers, I came up with more titles (altho I still think the theme from Rocky is a keeper). Here you go:

American Pie
Danger Zone and Footloose--Kenny Loggins
Take a Chance on Me and Waterloo--ABBA
Jumping Jack Flash--Stones
Fix You--Cold Play
Read My Mind--Killers
Night Fever--Bee Gees
But the WINNER is the Bee Gees classic--Jive Talkin
I can see the candidates now strutting their stuff and handing us their jive. And boy can you dance to it.

I hope you are talking to Jeff Toobin re the legalities of using a song as your theme. My daughter has had some experience in the field of intellectual property and from what she tells me, Beatles titles could be too expensive for even CNN. You would have to cut your trips to places in peril to cover the royalty payments unless you could call Sir Paul and cut a deal.

Now I have to clean up the CDs from the family room floor and e-mail Boxer and Feinstein re ear marks. And be sure that you have moved Jerry McNerney from the Fighting CA 11th from the no to the yes column. Oops, I also have to do something for work. Forgot that. Ciao and have a great weekend.
Posted By Charlotte D, Stockton CA : 10:58 AM ET
Anderson:

Huey Lewis....are you serious? Okay, how about "Hip To Be Square". It's got a good beat and easy to dance to (or not).

I still want you to pick Barry Manilow's "Let Freedom Ring" because it's PERFECT!!!!

If I'm going to have to keep coming up with ideas for you, I'm going to need some INCENTIVE...what prize will I get if/when I win????
Posted By Kim, Bolingbrook, IL : 11:05 AM ET
Air Supply?
How about- Would I lie to you?

I tried really I did, I listened to all the songs on my ipod, with 360's request in mind, and some were amusing, but none really worked.
Apparently there is nothing serious, or deep, or meaningful on my ipod. But you know, I like it that way.
Posted By Tiffany, Schnecksville, PA : 11:07 AM ET
ANDERSON,

THIS IS THE MOTHER OF ALL POLITICAL SONGS! YOU ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY HAVE TO USE IT.

"YOU HAVEN'T DONE NOTHIN'" BY STEVIE WONDER

CHECK OUT THE LYRICS...

WE ARE AMAZED BUT NOT AMUSED BY ALL THE THINGS YOU SAY THAT YOU'LL DO
THOUGH MUCH CONCERNED BUT NOT INVOLVED WITH DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE BY YOU

BUT WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING YOU SONG
TELLING HOW YOU ARE GONNA CHANGE RIGHT FROM WRONG
CAUSE IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HEAR OUR VIEWS
YOU HAVEN'T DONE NOTHIN'

ITS NOT TO COOL TO BE RIDICULED BUT YOU BROUGHT THIS UPON YOURSELF
THE WORLD IS TIRED OF PACIFIERS WE WANT THE TRUTH AND NOTHING ELSE

AND WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING YOUR SONG
TELLING HOW YOU ARE GONNA CHANGE RIGHT FROM WRONG
CAUSE IF YOU REALLY WANNA HEAR OUR VIEWS
YOU HAVEN'T DONE NOTHING!

WE WOULD NOT CARE TO WAKE UP TO THE NIGHTMARE THATS BECOME REAL LIFE
BUT WHEN MISLEAD WHO KNOWS A PERSONS MIND CAN TURN AS COLD AS ICE

WHY DO YOU KEEP ON MAKING US HEAR YOU SONG
TELLING US HOW YOU ARE CHANGING RIGHT FROM WRONG
CAUSE IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HEAR OUR VIEWS
YOU HAVEN'T DONE NOTHING!!

ANDERSON, MY DEAR, THIS IS THE SONG YOUR LOOKING FOR! THE HANDS DOWN WINNER!!

LOVE U
Posted By GINA AMADOR, PHILLIPS RANCH, CALIFORNIA : 11:08 AM ET
I think one of the best soundtracks to this race in '08 is a song called "This Much Fun" by the fantastic, high energy New Orleans band called Cowboy Mouth.

The sly lyrics are so typical of what I expect/fear of the upcoming events!!

Check out the song at www.cowboymouth.com. It's on the 2006 release, Voodoo Shoppe.

Love it!

Stephani
Posted By Stephani Kuperschmid, Marietta, GA : 11:35 AM ET
Here's the lyrics to "This Much Fun" by Cowboy Mouth ....

When you first said you didn't think
that you could love me any more
I closed my eyes and held my breath
and turned my face towards the floor
You touched my hand and said that maybe
we should separate a while
I hoped that through my sorry look
you didn't see my great big smile

I haven't had this much fun in such a long, long time
This much fun could make me lose my mind
I haven't had this much fun at all
Since you put my back to the wall
This much fun in such a long, long time

I kicked around this sleepy town
Just to find there's nothing here
Avoiding traps of being wrapped
Inside of someone else's fear
Gonna rip my shirt and dye my hair
And if they catch me, I don't care

I haven't had this much fun in such a long, long time
This much fun could make me lose my mind
I haven't had this much fun at all
Since you tried to get me to crawl
This much fun in such a long, long time

You said you wanted me
But started bringing me
Down, down, down
Gotta get away, gonna waste away
Hanging round, around the downtown

I haven't had this much fun in such a long, long time
This much fun could make a man go blind
I haven't had this much fun at all
And I swear I'm having a ball
This much fun in such a long, long time
So much fun, it ought to be a crime
Posted By Stephani Kuperschmid, Marietta, Ga : 11:48 AM ET
I can't believe what I'm seeing! What a bunch of weinie choices! You want something with bite!
Think - Aretha Franklin
Dark Horse - George Harrison
Power to the People - John Lennon
Houses of the Holy - Led Zep
and for fun,
Freedom - George Michael
Posted By Kasmith - Asheville, NC : 11:52 AM ET
Huey Lewis & The News, huh?
Ok, how about "If This Is It", or "Walking On A Thin Line"?
You might also consider "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (sorry Hillary), and "Tic-Toc" by the Vaughn Brothers. All four of these have titles and lyrics that fit your theme. Enjoy
Posted By Charlie - Inwood, WV : 12:18 PM ET
How about:

All My Exes Live in Texas George Strait

I Believe in You Don Williams

Somewhere Between Right and Wrong Earl Thos. Conley

If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got it Fats Waller

Here's a Quarter, Call Someone who Cares Travis Tritt

Fightin' Side of Me Merle Haggard

That 'It's All Over' Feelin' All Over Again the Clarks

My Give-a-Damn is Broken Asleep at the Wheel

Why Don't we Get Drunk and Screw Jimmy Buffett

The Closer you Get (the Further I Fall) Alabama

I Don't Know Whether to Kill Myself, or Go Bowling Thom. Sharpe

I'm in Love with a Capital U Country Joe Diffie

Temporarily Yours Jeanne Pruett
Posted By xtina - chicago, IL : 12:48 PM ET
"Taxman"...
Posted By Scott Frock, Sandston, VA : 12:56 PM ET
Anderson--

Air Supply? Wow! Those elegant suits really do hide the real you, don't they?

Well, if you're looking for a good AS song, try "Sweet Dreams".

As for other possible choices, real ones and ones just for the fun of seeing them on the blog (you be the judge of which is which), I'd add:

"All Over The World" (ELO) and "Xanadu" (Olivia Newton-John) from the "Xanadu" soundtrack

"Smooth Criminal" - Michael Jackson

"Fool on the Hill" - The Beatles

By the way, what's an iPod??? Just teasing! These ideas came from an ancient form of musical technology called a Walkman, lest we forget how portable music used to be.

And remember...it's not final 'til it's vinyl!

Cheers! Carolyn
Posted By Carolyn, Washington, DC : 12:58 PM ET
Anderson--

Just saw your blog's tag about HL & TN, so I thought I'd add my two cents:

With the way that our country seems to be swinging back to a little decade we like to call the 1950s, then a perfect preamble to a possible four more years of governmental 'retro'-fitting might be HL & TN's "Hip to Be Square."

Gotta run! Off to watch CNN to see what the separation of powers has done to save us from ourselves today!

Ciao! Carolyn
Posted By Carolyn, Washington, DC : 1:10 PM ET
Sadly to say,,some of our best music artist are know longer with us...Rock and Roll,,,and Country..!

One of song that brings lots of thoughts in the public minds,,that is dear to all Americans...Is..

Waylon Jennings - "America".
Another on to consider..
Roy Orbison - " I Drove All Night".
Posted By Tammy Minot North Dakota : 1:33 PM ET
My dear Anderson, since the last thing I would ever want is for you to be disappointed, I searched far and wide and actually found an Air Supply song... believe me it wasn't easy.

Off the Book of Love CD:
We the People

Here's a snippet of the lyrics:
Face to face with the moment of truth,
All those little white lies
We the people, we the people decide

Enjoy the Air my friend
Posted By Jennifer, Washington DC : 1:38 PM ET
Hey Anderson,

How about something by the Spin Doctors? A political statement in the name itself! And they have some good songs - like 'Nice Talking to Me' with the line, "The longer we talk, the less we say."
Yep - fits the politics.

Or some of their older songs would be good too! The one about a Pocket Full of Kryptonite, What Time Is It?, etc.
Posted By Gina, San Diego, CA : 2:03 PM ET
Send in the Clowns?
:)
Posted By Valerie, Merritt Island, FL : 2:05 PM ET
"You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones, certainly true when it comes to politics.

Someone needs to put some lyrics to Anderson's faux-Air Supply song "More Love for Love". Maybe enlist Biz Markie, since he could probably use the work...
Posted By Fay, Vacaville, CA : 2:08 PM ET
Anderson, you so crazy.

Van Morrison, huh? Well, I really like "Caravan". You could just play the "La, la" part at the end over and over.
Posted By Keisha R. Kansas City, MO : 2:17 PM ET
I thought it was interesting how many people both this and last time voted for several different Beatles songs. Buncha good choices there, epsecially for those of us who want peace (which, of course, I hope everyone wants).

What is up with the plethora of non-politically related songs this posting, though? Where's the fun in that?

Two more:
"War Makes War" by John Gorka, which uses the words of MLK, Jr. And, yes, it is suprisingly hummable.

"Patria Bandera" by Miguel Bose, which about a letter a soldier--who was killed-- sends home to his family about how he hates all the killing. Added bonus: Since it is Spanish, it'll tick off Lou Dobbs.

BTW, I hope everyone will take voting in the primaries and general election as seriously as they are taking this and American Idol voting.
Posted By Norah, West Chester, PA : 2:20 PM ET
I thought a song along the lines like Justin Timberlake bringing "sexy back"...or "love machine" by the arctic monkeys because that song makes me happy, or a song from the greatest band ever the cure "boys don't cry", or fall out boy "this ain't a scene but an arms race, or some air supply sounds good 2.
Posted By Allex [Garfield, NJ] : 2:27 PM ET
Darn, I missed the original post but this sounds like fun so I will offer some suggestions...

"Fire It Up" or "March Into The Sea" by Modest Mouse

OR

If we are going strictly on facetious options I would like to offer "Would I Lie To You" by the Eurythmics, "Lost Together" by Blue Rodeo, or "One More Minute" which is an original work from Weird Al which would sum up my feelings on spending time in the company of campaigning politicians. :)

Oh - and I second the Wookin Puh NUB suggestion.

And no - I will NOT suggest any Air Supply.
Posted By Angela, St. Paul, MN : 2:41 PM ET
Ok, two blogs by AC on this subject... The pressure is really on to come up with some great songs for the 360 political coverage theme song... Will be dusting off the cds and records this weekend to come up with some really good stuff. Watch out. You asked for it.
Posted By Mary H. St. Louis, MO : 2:46 PM ET
Anderson:

Please play "Power" by Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. It is on their "Straight Between the Eyes" album. It will be a reminder that "WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES" are the ones in "Power", not the politicians. It has a great fist pounding beat.

Please play "Power" for me (a homage to Clint Eastwood's "Play Misty for Me).

Thank you,
Donna
Posted By Donna A. Reuter, Bremerton, WA : 2:48 PM ET
Naw, you're all wrong......it's got to be Bob Dylan's, "It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding"...read the words
Posted By Gianna from Orange County,NY : 2:49 PM ET
AC,
My now vote is John Mayer's "Waiting for the World to Change" and I'll be thinking of more contenders.
Enough of Ms. Hilton already. I don't know that the woman can change. Her sister has more sensibility so a profile on her would be more interesting. C'mon, please cover some "do-gooders" in this world and let's find out if Nicky is one of them.
Posted By ChristaB, Chgo, IL : 2:59 PM ET
Hi AC360,
More Songs? Surely, you jest! You ask "Where's the Air Supply? I don't know, but I think we'll all need a shot of oxygen before the campaign season is over!
I'm still sticking with my first suggestion...An instrumental, or Jazz or Blues. Maybe an artist from New Orleans or the Gulf Coast?? Keep it classy and neutral in taking political sides!
Of course you could reach back and take a few classics fitting politics...Peggy Lee's, Is That All There Is? Or Guys and Dolls, Sit Down You're Rockin The Boat? Gypsy had, You Gotta Have A Gimmick! Oh, Well, I'm losing my brain power, must be a lack of AIR SUPPLY, so I'll sign off..Good luck, Happy Songs to you...Until we meet again..Take Care
Posted By Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif. : 3:04 PM ET
Add my vote for Biz Markie! Also, I think for a Marvin Gaye song, "What's Going On" is quite appropos, no?
Posted By Sarah, Washington, DC : 3:08 PM ET
How about Promises, Promises by Naked Eye?
Posted By Nancy Wilson, Indianapolis, IN : 3:34 PM ET
I've come up with a llist of songs for the political coverage on 360. I can not include any Air Supply because, well, a girl's got to have her standards!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my list of 80's favorites:

"Would I Lie to You?"-Eurythmics

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"-Tears for Fears

"The Search is Over"-Survivor (This is my super cheesy pick!)

"Who Can It Be Now?"-Men at Work

"Workin' for a Livin'"-Huey Lewis & The News (You asked for it!)
Posted By Ariann, Cleveland, Oh : 3:35 PM ET
Metallica - Ecstasy of Gold
S&M
Posted By Jarrett Minot, ND : 3:47 PM ET
YO!
Here are a few more:

Young American - Bowie
In a Big Country - Big Country
Walk of Life - Dire Straits
No Reply at all - Genesis
We built this City - Starship
Back in the High Life Again - Steve Winwood
Let the good times roll - The Cars
One thing leads to another - The Fixx

Have fun choosing!
Posted By Lynne , Philadelphia, PA : 3:55 PM ET
For the campaign theme song, how about "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie?
Posted By danalisa in Arlington, VA : 4:02 PM ET
Politically relevant in 08 you say try "We Can't Make it Here" by James McMurty.
Posted By Jerry, Chesapeake, VA : 4:14 PM ET
"Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves" by Cher

You could use "Knock Three Times (On the Ceiling If You Want Me)" by Tony Orlando and Dawn, but it might confuse Florida... :)
Posted By Fred, Canyon, TX : 4:16 PM ET
Hmmm... political coverage...
I know! "Overkill" by Men @ Work (though I prefer the Colin Hay acoustic version).

So, maybe that was a little sarcastic, but it could actually work on some level.

But seriously: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

Peace and love.
Posted By Aimee, San Diego, Calif. : 4:19 PM ET
Mr. Cooper,

My apologies if this song by Stevie Wonder (1974) has already been offered, but the words have always resonated with me regarding our politicians:

YOU HAVEN'T DONE NOTHIN'

We are amazed but not amused
By all the things you say that you'll do
Though much concerned but not involved
With decisions that are made by you

But we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
"You haven't done nothing"!

It's not too cool to be ridiculed
But you brought this upon yourself
The world is tired of pacifiers
We want the truth and nothing else

And we are sick and tired of hearing your song
Telling how you are gonna change right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
"You haven't done nothing"!

Jackson 5 join along with me say
Doo doo wop - hey hey hey
Doo doo wop - wow wow wow
Doo doo wop - co co co
Doo doo wop - naw naw naw
Doo doo wop - bum bum bum
Doo doo wop

We would not care to wake up to the nightmare
That's becoming real life
But when misled who knows a person's mind
Can turn as cold as ice un hum

Why do you keep on making us hear your song
Telling us how you are changing right from wrong
'Cause if you really want to hear our views
"You haven't done nothing"!
Yeah
Posted By Mark Rush, Arlington, Texas : 4:34 PM ET
Since no one has mentioned Bob Dylan, can I throw out "The Times They Are A'Changin'" and "Blowin' In The Wind"?
Count me in on Jimi Hendrix' version of The Star Spangled Banner from Woodstock.
Maybe a medley of the top three? Alternate mixes? Be fly, stay fresh with it...

Shannon
C-ville VA
Posted By S. Adams RN : 4:35 PM ET
Andy,

Did I hear you asking for some Luv? Well, I got "Nuttin' But Love" for you, honey -- Heavy D and The Boyz because "Somebody Loves You, Baby" and you know who it is -- Patti Labelle, But did you that "Love's In Need Of Love Today". Don't delay. Send Yours in right away -- Stevie Wonder
But what I'd most like to do is 'teach the world to sing in perfect harmony...

I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love,


Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves.


I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,


I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company.


It's the real thing, Coke is what the world wants today.

And if this doesn't cut for you, what about, This LAnd THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
words and music by Woody Guthrie

Chorus:
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway
I saw above me an endless skyway
I saw below me a golden valley
This land was made for you and me

Chorus

I've roamed and rambled and I've followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice was sounding
This land was made for you and me

Chorus

The sun comes shining as I was strolling
The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling
The fog was lifting a voice come chanting
This land was made for you and me

Chorus

As I was walkin' - I saw a sign there
And that sign said - no tress passin'
But on the other side .... it didn't say nothin!
Now that side was made for you and me!

Chorus

In the squares of the city - In the shadow of the steeple
Near the relief office - I see my people
And some are grumblin' and some are wonderin'
If this land's still made for you and me.

Chorus (2x)

Much Luv,
Jackie
Posted By Jacqueline, NY, NY : 4:56 PM ET
Dear Anderson,

I must say I am partial to my original selection of "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who, but maybe you should select "Proud Mary" by Ike and Tina Turner to get things cooking!!

Glad to see you are discussing "Sicko" tonight; I am really looking forward to it!

Later,
Jo Ann
Posted By Jo Ann Matese, North Royalton,Ohio : 5:06 PM ET
Here are a few personal favs!

Alan parsons - Eye in the sky
Ambrosia - You're The Only Woman
America - YouCanDoMagic
Benjamin Orr - Stay The Night
Rick Springfield- Don't Talk To Strangers
Fleetwood Mack - Tell Me Lies
Gerry Rafferty - Right Down The Line
Huey Lewis And The News - The Power Of Love
Human League - Human
Jackson Browne - That Girl Could Sing
James Ingram - Just Once
Stevie Nicks - Stand Back
stevie wonder - part time lover
Supertramp - The logical song
Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart
Jefferson Starship - Jane
Posted By Jeff Marcomb Chicago, IL : 5:11 PM ET
Lenny Kravitz - 'Are you gonna go my way';

Bob Marley - 'Redemption Song';

You could always use the UK's Labour Party '97 election winning song by D:ream - 'Things can only get better'!

Good luck picking a tune.

Lesley
Posted By Lesley Shaw, Cambridge, UK : 5:14 PM ET
Lobo - "Me And You And Dog Named Boo".

Roy Orbison - "I Drove All Night".
Posted By Missy Minot North Dakota : 5:16 PM ET
"Welcome to the Hotel California" ("where you can check out but you can never leave"--seems appropriate for politics...) I second Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner" from Woodstock, too.
Judith
Charlevoix, MI
Posted By Judith Wedemeier, 210 West Garfield, Apt. 305, Charlevoix, MI 49720 : 5:35 PM ET
G'day Anderson,

Give these a shot!

Song: Attack
Artist: 30 seconds to mars
Comment: Energetic

Song: Where's your head at (radio edit)
Artist: Basement Jaxx
Comment: Something we can ask all candidates at some point, no?

Song: Dirty Laundry
Artist: Don Henley
Comment: It's a non-cheesy classic

Song: Connected
Artist: Stereo MC's
Comment: Remember this one? It works.

Song: Never Win
Artist: Fischerspooner
Comment: "I don't need to need you" (unless I need votes.)

Song: Another one bites the dust
Artist: Queen
Comment: Why not?

Song: Can't get enough
Artist: Infadels
Comment: Can't get enough what? votes, money, publicity....you decide.

Song: I want to hear what you have got to say
Artist: The Subways
Comment: Catchy

Song: Love + Pain
Artist: Clor
Comment: I dunno, I could just hear this one in an AC360 intro. Tres hip!

Song: Je ne regrette rien
Artist: Edith Piaf
Comment: ha ha ha (Ok I am not being serious)

Song: New Path
Artist: Gabriel & Dresden
Comment: When all else fails and you can't find a theme song, go home and dance!
Posted By Emile, Vancouver, BC : 5:47 PM ET
I suggest America, Pop Life and The Ladder by PRINCE.

America by PRINCE (lyrics)
Peace
Hey
Yeah
Hey
Aristocrats on mountain climb
Making money, losin'time
Communism is just a word
But if the government turn over, it'll be the only word that's heard
America!
America!
God shed its grace on thee!
America!
America!
Keep her children free!

Little sister making minimum wage
Livin in a one room jungle monkey cage
Can't get over, she's almost dead
She may not be in the black, But she happy she aint in the red
America!
America!
God shed his grace on thee!
America!
America!
Keep her children free!

Freedom!
Love!
Joy!
Peace!

Jimmy nothing never went to school.
They made him pledge alligence
He said it wasn't cool
Nothing made Jimmy proud
Now Jimmy lives on a mushroom cloud!

America
America
God shed his grace on thee
America
America
Keep her children free

Repeat

Freedom!
Love!
Joy!
Peace!

boom boom boom boom
the bomb go
boom, boom, boom, boom
the bomb go boom.
Teacher, why won't Jimmy pledge alligence?

Pop Life is another suggestion
What's the matter with your life?
Is poverty bringing you down?
IS the mailman jerking you 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check in some elses box? Tell me. . .

What's the matter with your world?
Was it a boy when you wanted a girl? (boy when you wanted a girl)
Don't your know straight hair ain't got no curl (no curl)
Life it ain't real funky
Unless it's got that pop
Dig it

Pop life
Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life
We all got a space to fill
Pop life
Everybody can't be on top
But life it aint real funky
Unless it's got that pop
Dig it

Tell me, what that underneath your hair?
Is there anybody living there? (Any body living there)
You can't get over, if you say you just don't care (don't care)
Show me a boy who stays in school and I'll show you a boy aware
Dig it

Pop life
Everybody needs a thrill
Pop life
We all got a space to fill
Pop life
Everybody can't be on top
But life it aint real funky
Unless it's got that pop
Dig it

What you putting in your nose?
Is that where all your money goes (Is that where your money goes?)
The river of addiction flows
You think it's hot, but there won't no water when the fire blows
Dig it

Pop life
Everybody needs a thrill
We all go a space to fill
Pop life
Everybody wants to be on top
But life it ain't real funky
Unless its got that pop
Dig it

Repeat

** This song has a drug reference, but I include it because drugs are a very serious problem in the United States among its citizens so I feel it is relevant
Posted By Sylvie Grace; Atlanta, Georgia : 5:48 PM ET
Hi Anderson:
Okay, this is going to show my age. I remember the song, "Revolution" by the Beatles. It was on the back side of "Hey Jude" when music came on 45s or 33s. It would be perfect for the state of what needs to be done in Washington.

As for Air Supply, their music was too sweet for my taste. The music needs to be a little more radical for your purposes of the 08' election.

Sincerely,

Somewhere between Hippies and Watergate.
Posted By Sharon D., Indianapolis, IN : 5:53 PM ET
Dear Anderson,
I suggest the song The Ladder by Prince

The lyrics are
Once upon a time int he land of Sineaplenty
There lived a king who didn't deserve to be
He knew not where he came from
Nor where he was going
He never once said thank you, never please

Now this king he had a subject named Electra
Who loved him with a passion uncontested
For him each day she had a smile
But it didn't matter
The king was looking for the ladder

Everybody's looking for the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps you take are no easy road
But the reward is great
for those who want to go

A feeling of self-worth (everybody's looking)
will caress you (for the answers)
The size of the whole wide world will decrease (how the story started and how will end)
THe love of God's creation will undress you
And the time spent alone my friend will cease

Everybody's looking for the answers
How the story started and how it will end
What's the use in half a story, half of a dream
You have to climb all of the steps in between (year we ride)

Everybody's looking for the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps you take are no easy road (the steps you take are no easy road) (Its not that easy)\
But the reward is great for those who want to go (i do)

Everybody . . . everybody's looking (everybody's looking for the answers
Everybody wants to know how the story started and how it will end (started and how it will end)
What's the use in half a story, half of a dream)
You, you, gotta climb, you gotta climb (you have to climb all)
All of the steps in between (the steps in between)

Everybody
Everybody's looking four that ladder (everybody's looking for the ladder)
Everybody wants salvation of the soul (everybody wants salvation of the soul) (salvation)
The steps you take are no easy road (the steps you take are no easy road) (thats for sure)
But hte reward is great (the reward is great)
for those who want to go (for those who want to go)
those who want to go

everybody ... every wants (Everybody's looking for the answers)
an answer
anyone who knows how the story (how the story started)
started , how it will end (started and how it will end)
will it be lonely in the world (whats the use in half a story)
What's the use (Half of a dream)
(have to climb all)
(the steps in between)


Thank you for considering my suggestion
Posted By Sylvie Grace; Atlanta, Georgia : 6:05 PM ET
Anderson,

We have had a hard week with the ph interview and all (that I boycotted and sent a snippy e-mail about that I am sure went into the shredder) so would you please play one of xtina's reccos tonight--I Don't Know Whether to Kill Myself or go Bowling by Thom Sharpe? Somehow I don't think that will make the final three but it sure has piqued my curiosity. So tell the intern to put the phone down and find that song.

And one more suggestion--Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing by Chris Isaak. Oh no, that song is taken for the next banquet honoring Cheney. Sorry.
Posted By Charlotte D, Stockton CA : 6:12 PM ET
Hey Anderson,
I have a few suggestions:
"Another One Bites the Dust"- Queen

"I Want a New Drug"- Huey Lewis and the News

"Bad is Bad"- Huey Lewis and the News

"Honesty"- Billy Joel

"Revolution"- The Beatles

Have fun with this!!
Posted By Pamina, Pittsford, New York : 6:13 PM ET
Anderson,

I still like "Land of Confusion", but if you want some ideas from Hip-Hop, (before it died) how about:

Public Enemy's "Fight the Power".

Eric B. and Rakim's "Eric B. for President"

Nas' "I Can" or "Bridging the Gap"

Boogie Down Productions' "My Philosophy"

Run DMC's "King of Rock"

Beastie Boys' "Right Right Now Now"
Posted By Nestor, Austin, TX : 6:33 PM ET
Air Supply, Anderson? How come you didn't mention Hall & Oates? (Hall is the tall one). Just Kidding. But listen, you didn't like my earlier suggestions, either Tina Turner (love her!) or Destiny's Child? I thought those were excellent options. "You Better Be Good To Me" by the former and "Survivor" by the latter.

Okay, now I feel the pressure, July 4 is almost here. My hands are shaking and I'm sweating buckets. Van Morrison? Well, "Someone Like You" is too sappy, although the lyrics somewhat applicable:

Ive been searching a long time
For someone exactly like you
Ive been travelling all around the world
Waiting for you to come through.
Someone like you makes it
All worth while
Someone like you keeps
Me satisfied. someone exactly
Like you.

If I think of anything else, I'll let you know, but I can't think straight when you say "Hurry". Makes me nervous. See ya!
Posted By Mariela, New York, NY : 6:34 PM ET
You could do a Broadway medley:

The Contest -Sweeney Todd, Sondheim


Oh, What a Circus Evita, Andrew Lloyd Webber

I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair -South Pacific, Rodgers+Hammerstein

America -West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein

So Long, Farewell -Sound of Music, Rodgers +Hammerstein

I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You - Evita

It Depends on What You Pay -The Fantasticks, Harvey Schmidt,Tom Jones

and for Anderson's special theme:

Falling in Love with Love -
Andy Williams, from 'The Boys from Syracuse', Rodgers +Hart
Posted By xtina - chicago IL : 6:36 PM ET
As French, I can't pick songs with a strong, powerful political message. Not that I'm not interesting in your Presidential (I really care! Who don't?) but, it could be, well, let's say "pretentious". So, my choice may seem thoughtless...

Looking for clues - Robert Palmer
Rock the Casbah - The Clash
Alive and Kicking - Simple Minds

Forget the 80's! Why not "So Happy together" - The Simple Plan version is good but the Leningrad Cowboy's one is simply hilarious!

Soul Motown: Express yourself - Charles Wright

And, Anderson, if you can't/don't want to sing, maybe you can whistle:

"Always look on the Bright side of Life" by the Monty Python
or "Love is all" Roger Glover and the Butterfly Ball. I know, I know... No comment!

Is there something to win? Oh, please, don't say I've already won a prize of the riduculous comment... No, seriously. My dream prize would be a big smile of Charlie Moore, 3 seconds, on screen!

BTW, thanks to all the AC 360 staff. Keep up the great job. Come on, we all know you can! Merci beaucoup.
Posted By Delphine, Paris, France : 6:50 PM ET
Air Supply? I think your tie is cutting off yours!

How about Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out?

Just picture the candidates dancing under a disco ball, kind of like Saturday Night Fever.

You go Slick Hilly!

Julie - Maine
Posted By Julie - Ogunquit, ME : 6:52 PM ET
"These are dangerous days
To say what you feel is to dig your own grave
"Remember what I told you
If you were of the world they would love you""

'Black boys on mopeds' (1989)
Sinéad O'Connor
Posted By Kristien, Antwerp, Belgium : 7:07 PM ET
If you want Air Supply it would have to be "Making love out of nothing at all..."
(though I really don’t get what the “making love” part is about).

It goes -

I know just how to lie.
I know just how to fake it,
And I know just how to scheme...


A more viable candidate "If I ever lost my faith in you" by Sting

Or from the 80's, the Gap band with "You dropped a bomb on me"

OR... "Stars are blind" by Ms. Hilton, just 'cause you love her so much Anderson :)
Posted By Shehan Jayawardena, Middletown CT : 7:20 PM ET
How'bout:

Overkill-Men at Work
It's a Mistake-Men at Work

for the war in Irak
Posted By Deya Velasco Austin Texas : 7:49 PM ET
Oh Anderson, 'tell me what you want, what you really really want'.

ok I have two songs:

Lynard Skynards - 'That smell'

and the best song:

the Moody Blues - 'Question'

Lyrics:

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door?
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war.

It's where we stop and look around us
There is nothing that we need.
In a world of persecution
That is burning in it's greed.

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door?
Because the truth is hard to swallow
That's what the wall of love is for.

It's not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me.
It's more the way that you mean it
When you tell me what will be.

And when you stop and think about it
You won't believe it's true.
That all the love you've been giving
Has all been meant for you.

I'm looking for someone to change my life.
I'm looking for a miracle in my life.
And if you could see what it's done to me
To lose the the love I knew
Could safely lead me through.

Between the silence of the mountains
And the crashing of the sea
There lies a land I once lived in
And she's waiting there for me.

But in the grey of the morning
My mind becomes confused
Between the dead and the sleeping
And the road that I must choose.

I'm looking for someone to change my life.
I'm looking for a miracle in my life.
And if you could see what it's done to me
To lose the the love I knew
Could safely lead me to
The land that I once knew.
To learn as we grow old
The secrets of our souls.

It's not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me.
It's more the way you really mean it
When you tell me what will be.

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door?
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war.

It's where we stop and look around us
There is nothing that we need.
In a world of persecution
That is burning in it's greed.

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door?

there you go:)


Saba, Seattle, Washington
Posted By Saba, Seattle, Washington : 8:03 PM ET
My personal favorites:

MUSE
EXO-POLITICS

BLEU 42
POLITICS AND DRAMA

HUEY LEWIS:
POWER OF LOVE
DO YOU BELIEVE IN LOVE
WORK FOR A LIVING

TINA & IKE TURNER:
RIVER DEEP MOUNTAIN HIGH


OTHER SUGGESTIONS:

Spice Girls:
Two become one
The lady is a vamp (for Hillary Clinton)
Taradise (mix)

Biz Markie:
Vapors
Pickin’ Boogers
Posted By Ratna Sadal, New York, NY : 8:13 PM ET
Enough with the love... the perfect song for political coverage is, and I say this unequivocally: "The Only Thing Worse Than Beating A Dead Horse Is Betting On One" by Relient K. Don't believe me, just listen to it, if the title itself dosn't have you convinced already, then the first line will = )
Posted By drew, Columbia Xrds. PA : 8:29 PM ET
Hi Anderson,

I'm having fun with this blog. Just thought of another song you might be interested in. What do you think of "Private Eyes" by Hall & Oates?
Posted By Lori, Boston,MA : 8:36 PM ET
BTW - I thought "Weird Al" Yankovic White and Nerdy is fun.

OR on a more serious note

Bonnie Tyler - I Need A Hero

I guess, ultimately, we need a hero!

Julie - Ogunquit, Maine
Posted By Julie - Ogunquit, Manie : 8:55 PM ET
Too much fun! Here are my choices:

Scuttle Buttin' - Stevie Ray Vaughan (instrumental)

Great Big World - Blues Traveler
(a bit of the lyrics:
Gauntlets
Thrown one by one
See how
They run
And when the check doesn't clear
And it's time to pay the bill
Some are gonna ride it out
Some can't and they never will...)
Posted By Nancy, Phoenix AZ : 9:03 PM ET
Anderson
Here's one..
"Who are You" by The Who.. b/c we really want to know.

Alternatively, for the remaining optmisits out here, i also like "We can work it out" by the Beetles. No matter who wins they're going to have to do that in their own party and across party lines.

Ok, ok so neither one is a stellar Air Supply aria, but when i think about politics I just don't feel the love.
Posted By Leslie Atlanta, GA : 11:19 PM ET
Hi Anderson!

Here are some more suggestions - geez you really like to keep your interns busy.

1. "Wild Boys" Duran Duran

2. "So watcha sayin'" EPMD

3. "You gots to chill" EPMD

4. "Don't lose touch" Against Me!

5. "Rhymin and stealin" Beastie Boys

6. "Kiss me where it smells funny" Bloodhound Gang

7. ***"Shut Up"*** Bloodhound Gang

8. "Lift your head up high and blow your brains out" Bloodhound Gang

9. "Goin nowhere slow" Bloodhound Gang

10. "Rebirth of Slick" Digable Planets

11. "Money Grip" Doug E. Fresh

12."Crazy" Gnarls Barkley

13."Mr. Brightside" The Killers

14."Hello" Lionel Ritchie

15. "Smells like teen spirit" Nirvana


O.k. that's all I got. I'm starting to think that you're asking for all these songs so you'll know what to fill up your I-pod with.

Good Luck! Amanda
Posted By Amanda in Northborough, Massachusetts : 12:00 AM ET
Democracy - Leonard Cohen
Posted By Yvonne, Santa Fe, NM : 12:25 AM ET
Who are Huey Lewis and the News?

Anyways here are some great ideas:

1. "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke
2. "You haven't Done Nothing" by Stevie Wonder (I don't know how this relates to the situation now but I have a weird feeling it will once they get elected. Call me a pessimist)
3. "What's Goin' On" by Marvin Gaye
4. “Wake Up" by Rage Against the Machine
5. “Imagine” by John Lennon
6. “Revolution” by The Beatles
7. “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” by Aretha Franklin (Let’s face once they are elected they will be fighting to hold on to it. Example: Our beloved current President Bush. You know I have to admit I will miss him as our President. He gave us some great funnies. He should consider stand-up comedy after he steps down.)

Anyways hope this helps.
Posted By Sanjida Alam, NY : 12:40 AM ET
Hello Anderson!

How about Ozzie Osbourne's "Crazy Train"?

Perfect!
Posted By Trish Boise, Idaho : 1:26 AM ET
Air Supply rocks! Okay, maybe just swoons. Anyway, they have some great songs. All Out Of Love, Lost in Love. Great stuff. Now I must go listen to my Air Supply Greatest Hits CD.
Posted By Bonnie Edmonds, WA : 1:29 AM ET
REM's "It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I feel fine)" would fit perfectly. Maybe my glass is half empty...
Posted By Felicity, Shreveport, LA : 1:54 AM ET
REM's "It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I feel fine) fits perfectly. Or maybe my glass is half empty...
Posted By Felicity, Shreveport, LA : 1:56 AM ET
"Just as I Am" "Even the nights are better", " Making love out of nothing at all" by Air Supply are all really cheesy, so that might work. Or Bonnie Tyler- Total Eclipse of the heart.
Posted By LCT, San Diego, CA : 3:08 AM ET
Try this:

"Push it" by Salt-N-Pepa

cheers.
Posted By Kym @ Darwin, Australia : 7:08 AM ET
Anderson,

I read all the blogs and couldn't come up with anything original, but I will second the following:

RESPECT: Aretha
ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE: Parliament
YOU HAVEN'T DONE NOTHING: Stevie
Wonder

It would be incredible (although unlikely, as the blogger suggested) if you chose One Nation Under A Groove, but please, at least listen to it.
Posted By Debbie H. - Roslyn, PA : 8:15 AM ET
OK, I'm going to try this again. I spent a lot of time a couple of nights ago painstakingly making a list, giving you an exclusive inside glimpse of my iPod, and the blog freaks out and loses everything!

I still stand by my first choice of "Land of Confusion"; however, here are a few other suggestions:

Revolution - Beatles
Under Pressure - Queen
Subteranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan
This Ain't a Scene It's an Arms Race - Fallout Boy
Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
Welcome to the Machine - Pink Floyd
Games People Play - Alan Parsons Project

Sorry, no Air Supply there...
Posted By BJ, Bangor ME : 9:08 AM ET
At first I was thinking of something inspirational or with a message like U2's "Stuck in a Moment" becasuse we are stuck in Iraq and can't get out of it. But with the mention of Air Supply, The Spice Girls and OMG Biz Markie, I'm a little confused. But I spent my formative years in the 80's so I'll say what about Information Society's "What's on your mind(pure energy)". I'm sure we'll pick a good song, but we'll be really sick of it by the time the election actually rolls around.
Posted By Nicole Easton, PA : 9:39 AM ET
Hi Anderson--

I think John Mellencamp's song Peaceful World from the Cuttin' Heads album would be perfect!
Posted By Rebecca NY, NY : 10:30 AM ET
How about-

"Hand on Heart" by QUEENSRYCHE

or

"Desperately Wanting" or

"at Ch. Degaulle, Etc."
both by BETTER THAN EZRA
Posted By xtina - chicago IL : 11:29 AM ET
REM's "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" seems to fit perfectly because we all expect Washington to solve our problems, while we do nothing but sit back and watch the political trainwreck unfold. Or maybe my glass is just half empty...
Posted By Felicity, Shreveport, LA : 12:01 PM ET
ok since the sarcasm is running thick and fast throughout the blog (go Anderson! this is great!) ... how about "If I only Had a Brain/Heart/Some Nerve" songs from "The Wizard of Oz." Note the references to Lincoln, and hey, the characters DID in fact dance down the yellow brick road to this...

If I only had a brain …

(Scarecrow)
I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain

I'd unravel any riddle
For any individ'le
In trouble or in pain

(Dorothy)
With the thoughts you'd be thinkin'
You could be another Lincoln
If you only had a brain

(Scarecrow)
Oh, I would tell you why
The ocean's near the shore
I could think of things I never thunk before
And then I'd sit and think some more

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain
---
If I only had a heart …

(Tin Man)
When a man's an empty kettle
He should be on his mettle
And yet I'm torn apart
Just because I'm presumin'
That I could be kind of human
If I only had a heart

I'd be tender, I'd be gentle
And awful sentimental
Regarding love and art
I'd be friends with the sparrows
And the boy that shoots the arrows
If I only had a heart

Picture me a balcony
Above a voice sings low

(Snow White)
Wherefore art thou, Romeo?

(Tin Man)
I hear a beat, how sweet!

Just to register emotion, jealousy, devotion
And really feel the part
I could stay young and chipper
And I'd lock it with a zipper
If I only had a heart
---
If I only had some nerve …

(Cowardly Lion)
Yeah, it's sad, believe me Missy
When you're born to be a sissy
Without the vim and verve
But I could show my prowess
Be a lion, not a mowess
If I only had the nerve

I'm afraid there's no denyin'
I'm just a dandylion
A fate I don't deserve
I'd be brave as a blizzard

(Tin Man)
I'd be gentle as a lizard

(Scarecrow)
I'd be clever as a gizzard

(Dorothy)
If the Wizard is a wizard who will serve

(Scarecrow)
Then I'm sure to get a brain

(Tin Man)
A heart

(Dorothy)
A home

(Cowardly Lion)
The nerve
---
Or another county favorite which inspires a lot of audience participation ... Imagine Jeb and George doing a duet of this one with the GOP doing the audience response...

"Family Tradition" by Artist/Band: Williams Hank Jr
Lyrics for Song: Family Tradition
Lyrics for Album: Greatest Hits

Country music singers
have always been a real close family
but lately some of my kin folks
have disowned a few others and me
i guess its because
i kinda changed my direction
i guess i went and broke the family tradition

they get on me wanna know Hank
why do you drink? (audience yells: to get driunk!)
(Hank) why do you roll smoke? (audienced yells: to get high!)
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
over and over
everybody made my prediction
so if i get stoned
I'm just carryin'
on an old family traditgion

I am very proud
of my daddys name
although his kinda music
and mine ain't exactly the same
stop and think it over
put yourself in my position
if i get stoned and sing all night long
it's a family tradition

Don't ask me Hank
why do you drink? (audience yells: to get drunk!)
(Hank) why do you roll smoke? (audience yells: to get high!)
Why must you live out the songs that you wrote?
If I'm down in a Honky-Tonk
Some ol' slicks tryin to give me corrections
I'll say leave me alone
I'm singin all night long
it's a family tradition

Lordy, I have loved some ladies
and I have loved Jim Beam
and they both tried to kill me
in 1973
when that doctor asked me
Son how did you get in this condition
I said hey sawbones I'm just carryin on
an old family tradition

So don't ask me Hank
why do you drink? (audience yells: to get drunk!)
(Hank) why do you roll smoke? (audience yells: to get high!)
Why must you live out the songs you wrote?
Stop and think it over
Try and put yourself in my unique position
If I get stoned and sing all night long
It's a family tradition!
Posted By Camille, Alexandria, VA : 12:10 PM ET
Hi Anderson

Hey..I was too young to hear Van Morrison’s songs but do remember that my mother loved it especially “Gloria”. That was back in 1964. I have a hearing impairment since birth. I was very young when my mother taught me to hear music. I had to stand or sit on the floor next to the record player.

Okay….So, you like SpiceGirl?? How’s about Dixie Chicks?

Not enough Air Supply for you? My favorite last song that I still have it for a long time is Phil Collins: No Jacket Required and You Can’t Hurry Love

By the way, did you get my blog recently for my favorite lyric, “Too Many People” from Simply Red – Life? I didn’t see my blog from your comment.

I wish all of you the best of luck for the winner!!! Enjoy the weekend!!!
Posted By Michele, Douglaston New York : 12:20 PM ET
"Sowing the Seeds of Love" by Tears for Fears is about the best I can come up with from the '80's. This one line "everything is possible when you're sowing the seeds of love" pretty much says it all. And "time to eat all your words, swallow your pride, open your eyes" sums it up for the current administration as far as I'm concerned. As for the suggestion that a Louisiana-based song be used, well, here's one for for the politicians-- "You Talk Too Much" sung by New Orleans' own Frankie Ford. Maybe you all could get Harry Connick, Jr. to write and perform something for you and donate sales to LA/MS recovery efforts. Seriously, think of the positive PR it could produce...
Posted By Tammy C., Berwick, LA : 12:36 PM ET
Anderson,

Since You like LOVE songs so much,

How about Whole Lotta Love: By Zepp

Kinda fiiting for Hillary, especially thge aprt that says "Im your backdoor man"

In cas you have forgotten the words:

Lyrics
You need coolin, baby, Im not foolin,
Im gonna send you back to schoolin,
Way down inside honey, you need it,
Im gonna give you my love,
Im gonna give you my love.

Wanna whole lotta love?
Wanna whole lotta love?
Wanna whole lotta love?
Wanna whole lotta love?

Youve been learnin, baby, I bean learnin,
All them good times, baby, baby, Ive been yearnin,
Way, way down inside honey, you need it,
Im gonna give you my love,
Im gonna give you my love.

Wanna whole lotta love?
Wanna whole lotta love?
Wanna whole lotta love?
Wanna whole lotta love?

(various mumblings and screechings with cool effects)

Youve been coolin, baby, Ive been droolin,
All the good times Ive been misusin,
Way, way down inside, Im gonna give you my love,
Im gonna give you every inch of my love,
Gonna give you my love.
Yeah! all right! lets go!

Wanna whole lotta love?
Wanna whole lotta love?
Wanna whole lotta love?
Wanna whole lotta love?

Way down inside, woman,
You need love.

Shake for me, girl
I wanna be your backdoor man.
Hey, oh, hey, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Keep a-coolin, baby,
Keep a-coolin, baby.
Posted By Tom Gravel Cape Cod Mass : 12:44 PM ET
OK Anderson; been racking my brain trying to come up with a unique entry -- here goes:

Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Come on, it isn't any less relevant than any of the other suggestions! Besides, You and Erica Hill can do a "What were they thinking segment" on it!
Posted By Linda R., New Berlin, NY : 2:00 PM ET
How about:
Who Could It Be Now? Men At Work
I Need A New Drug - Huey Lewis/News
Whip It - Devo
Posted By Barbara, Charleston, SC : 2:45 PM ET
Hi, Anderson--

Here are a few more ideas:

Since you mentioned Van Morrison, how about "Perfect Fit"--it's catchy and upbeat.

Other ideas:

"Life During Wartime" by Talking Heads, or

"Loser" by Beck for those who don't win the primaries or general election.
Posted By Evelyn White, Barrington, IL : 3:01 PM ET
Hi, Anderson--

Here are a few more ideas:

Since you mentioned Van Morrison, how about "Perfect Fit"--it's catchy and upbeat.

Other ideas:

"Life During Wartime" by Talking Heads, or

"Loser" by Beck for those who don't win the primaries or general election.
Posted By Evelyn White, Barrington, IL : 3:01 PM ET
360,
A local band (Albany, NY) will appear on CBS's Morning Show this upcoming week. The name of the band: "Stuck on Stupid". Totally apropos, if you ask me, for all the idiots in Washington claiming to represent working-class people.
Posted By Steven Bradley West Sand Lake NY : 4:10 PM ET
Hello,
I guess I'll toss some in the mix, since it seems no one has mentioned these songs yet...

WILLING AND ABLE by Prince
PEOPLE ASKING WHY by Seal

No Police? They're finally on a reunion tour now...

DRIVEN TO TEARS by The Police
DE DO DO DO DE DA DA DA
ONE WORLD (NOT THREE)

Thanks for the memories. I wish you had not mentioned Air Supply cuz now I've got their songs humming in my head and can't stop! LOL. Good luck with the selection.
Posted By Linda, Loma Linda, CA : 4:16 PM ET
Hi Anderson!

The only song really worth mentioning here is Van Halen's, "Right Now". Or was that Van Hagar? In any case, it sure beats drifting off to sleep with Air Supply...
Posted By Kelly Krogman, Victoria, Canada : 7:40 PM ET
Hi Anderson, here's another idea for you. A song called "Change the World" by Eric Clapton:

If I could reach the stars
I'd pull one down for you
Shine it on my heart so you could see the truth
That this love I have inside is everything it seems
But for now I find it's only in my dreams

CHORUS:
That I can change the world
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You will think my love was really something good
Baby if I could change the world

If I could be king even for a day
I'd take you as my queen I'd have it no other way
And our love will rule in this kingdom we have made
Till then I'd be a fool wishin' for the day

CHORUS:
That I can change the world
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You will think my love was really something good
Baby if I could change the world
Baby if I could change the world

- GUITAR SOLO -

CHORUS:
That I can change the world
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You will think my love was really something good
Baby if I could change the world
Baby if I could change the world
Baby if I could change the world

- - - - -

Thanks,

Lilibeth
Edmonds, Washington
Posted By Lilibeth, Edmonds, WA : 7:55 PM ET
What about a song from R.E.M.? Either Bang & Blame or What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

Or...Sinatra's That's Life.
Posted By L. Gaither - Memphis, TN : 8:41 PM ET
So Anderson, does this mean you didn't like New Moon on Monday from Duran Duran? Okay....how about:

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking for.....U2

Take a Bow.....from Madonna....You should play this one each time another candidate bows out of the race.
Posted By Joanna, Baltimore, MD : 9:23 PM ET
ok Anderson here's a song:
how about "Undone" (The Sweater Song) by Weezer or
"Back in Black" by AC/DC (a classic, no doubt) or maybe
"Dear Mr. President" by P!nk. that would be an interesting campaining song. ;)
and, yes, my father and I both agree: Air supply does rock. but i'm on my own for the spice girls. ;)
Posted By Cami, Los Angeles, California : 9:25 PM ET
Hi Anderson,
How about ABBA- "Take a Chance on Me" or "Waterloo"

Or.....

Ace of Base- "I Saw the Sign"

Or....

Billy Joel- "Pressure"

Good luck narrowing down the choices!! Some bring back great memories!
Posted By Pamina, Pittsford, New York : 11:31 PM ET
Yikes AC! My favorite Van Morrison song is Moondance which has nothing to do with politics! I have World by Five for Fighting. How about Low Budget by the Kinks! My last suggestions for the night are I Still Havn't Found What I'm Looking For (no candidate has wowed me yet) and Sweetest Thing by U2,just because it was a beautiful day today. Have a great week-end and safe travel on Monday!
Posted By Kathy Chicago,Il : 11:46 PM ET
If that's the route you're going to take, then how 'bout GARBAGE (I believe it's the Version 2.0 CD)
Posted By Kathy, Andover, KS : 12:03 AM ET
Hey Anderson! Air Supply? Huey Lewis and the News? Rock on, man! But seriously Anderson, I love you, but you're KILLING me with this "no Journey" rule.

Here's a few suggestions:
"I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick
"Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen
"Let The Sunshine In" by The Fifth Dimension

Just because they're cool:
"Jessica" by The Alman Brothers
"Classical Gas" by Mason Williams

And because I think it's funny:
"Dare To Be Stupid" by Weird Al
Posted By Claire J- Birmingham, AL : 12:33 AM ET
Hey pal! Wait one minute there!
You kind of put us out with that "On the Road" playlist and those "Toe tapping" bumps of yours.lol

What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
If I had a Hammer-Pete Seeger
Wasted Little DJs- The View

Dum dum dummmmmmmm Drum roll please!!!
You are now able to end this brain-teaser(more like mind masher) with...
Here it goes again by Ok Go
I think that I deserve a shirt. ^_^
Posted By Jemaul Hunter, Savannah Ga : 12:43 AM ET
This is your theme song Anderson....check it out...represent some of us Babyboomers pretty please????

Wake Up Everybody by Harold Melvin (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes)

Wake up everybody no more sleepin in bed
No more backward thinkin time for thinkin ahead
The world has changed so very much
From what it used to be so
there is so much hatred war an' poverty
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they'll listen to whatcha have to say
Cause they're the ones who's coming up and the world is in their hands
when you teach the children teach em the very best you can.

The world won't get no better if we just let it be
The world won't get no better we gotta change it yeah, just you and me.

Wake up all the doctors make the ol' people well
They're the ones who suffer an' who catch all the hell
But they don't have so very long before the Judgement Day
So won'tcha make them happy before they pass away.
Wake up all the builders time to build a new land
I know we can do it if we all lend a hand
The only thing we have to do is put it in our mind
Surely things will work out they do it every time.
Posted By Norma - Los Angeles : 12:49 AM ET
Creedence Clearwater Rivival.
"Travelin Band"

Eric Clapton.
"Cross Roads"

Three Dog Night.
"Shambala"
"An Old Fashionn Love Song".

Foreigner.
"Urgent".


And for fun....!!

Roy Orbinson,Greatest Hits Album.
" Mean Women Blues.

Now this one will bring down the curtain,,if your looking to rock and roll..

Bill Clinton will even get up and dance to this one..!

Enjoy!!!
Posted By M.Bismarck ND : 12:55 AM ET
Anderson: Since you asked and now that we are seriously getting under the wire, here are my top 3 picks for 360's Election '08 theme song:

1) "Impacto" (Remix) by Daddy Yankee, featuring Fergie because it's current, has a contagious hip-hop beat to it, and is all about making an impact which is what Americans want from a new President especially when it comes to the issues of war, climate change, health care, securing the borders, etc.

2) "Bring It On" by Seal because it reflects the attitude not only the voters but the candidates should have for this upcoming election.

3) "Sweet Freedom" by Michael McDonald. Because it's upbeat and all about keeping your spirit alive which is what America needs as we head into 2008 and beyond.

Hope you agree...thanks.
Posted By Jolene, St. Joseph, MI : 1:44 AM ET
My song suggestion: Let's Work Together by Canned Heat.

May I add my thought here: I don't recall hearing you ask Angelina Jolie what she was doing at the age of 26. She may have not have had the same amount of wealth that Paris or you may have have had, but she was privileged growing up and certainly got her leg up in Hollywood getting her career started because of who her father is.

I was just wondering because it is quite obvious you star struck by her. Why don't you talk to the average American citizen and find out about all the humanitarian things they do on a shoestring budget. Oh yes, ratings.
Posted By Leigh, Norwalk, Connecticut : 8:30 AM ET
Hey Anderson,

Here's another suggestion for the 360 Political Coverage Theme -- "BOUNCE" by Bon Jovi.

Thanks.
Posted By Eudan Bantola, Manila, Philippines : 10:44 AM ET
Hi Anderson,

What do you think of Temporary One, by Fleetwood Mac or
Are You Gonna Go My Way, by Lenny Kravitz?

Have Fun!

Tracey
Posted By Tracey, Bethlehem, PA : 3:20 PM ET
Okay, I swear, this is the last one for the day. If I got a nickel for every song I've submitted, I'd be rich! :)

Here's "Lessons Learned" by Carrie Underwood

Lessons Learned

There's some things that I regret,
Some words I wish had gone unsaid,
Some starts,
That had some bitter endings,
Been some bad times I've been through,
Damage I cannot undo,
Some things,
I wish I could do all all over again,
But it don't really matter,
Life gets that much harder,
It makes you that much stronger,
Oh, some pages turned,
Some bridges burned,
But there were,
Lessons learned.

[Chorus:]
And every tear that had to fall from my eyes,
Everyday I wondered how I'd get through the night,
Every change, life has thrown me,
I'm thankful, for every break in my heart,
I'm grateful, for every scar,
Some pages turned,
Some bridges burned,
But there were lessons learned.

There's mistakes that I have made,
Some chances I just threw away,
Some roads,
I never should've taken,
Been some signs I didn't see,
Hearts that I hurt needlessly,
Some wounds,
That I wish I could have one more chance to mend,
But it don't make no difference,
The past can't be rewritten,
You get the life you're given,
Oh, some pages turned,
Some bridges burned,
But there were,
Lessons learned.

[Chorus:]
And every tear that had to fall from my eyes,
Everyday I wondered how I'd get through the night,
Every change, life has thrown me,
I'm thankful, for every break in my heart,
I'm grateful, for every scar,
Some pages turned,
Some bridges burned,
But there were lessons learned.

And all the things that break you,
Are all the things that make you strong,
You can't change the past,
Cause it's gone,
And you just gotta move on,
Because it's all,
Lessons learned.

[Chorus:]
And every tear that had to fall from my eyes,
Everyday I wondered how I'd get through the night,
Every change, life has thrown me,
I'm thankful, for every break in my heart,
I'm grateful, for every scar,
Some pages turned,
Some bridges burned,
But there were lessons learned,
Oh, some pages turned,
Some bridges burned,
But there were lessons learned,
Lessons learned.

- - - - -
Lilibeth
Edmonds, Washington
Posted By Lilibeth, Edmonds, WA : 4:08 PM ET
I must say I'm a bit disappointed in the choices I've seen on the two threads regarding a political theme song. Politics is dark and dirty - at least it is the the USA. My choices would be

Stripped - the Rammstein cover of this Depeche Mode song.

We're not Gonna Take it - the WHO

Most anything by KMFDM, but especially Dogma (I know - too much profanity, but it's so true about american society today)


The "warm, fuzzy song choices given amaze me. I have to wonder if we're living in the same universe...
Posted By Deb, Richmond VA : 4:12 PM ET
Anderson and 360 Team,

it may not be the "hippest" song and you probably are going to have a hard time to dance to it, but I think it would fit the occasion very well - how about Lee Greenwood's song "God Bless The USA"?

If tomorrow all the things were gone
I'd worked for all my life,
And I had to start again
with just my children and my wife,
I'd thank my lucky stars
to be living here today,
'Cause the flag still stands for freedom
and they can't take that away.

I'm proud to be an American
where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died
who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today,
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota
to the hills of Tennessee,
Across the plains of Texas
from sea to shining sea.
From Detroit down to Houston
and New York to L.A.,
There's pride in every American heart
and it's time we stand and say:

I'm proud to be an American
where at least I know I'm free,
And I won't forget the men who died
who gave that right to me,
And I gladly stand up next to you
and defend her still today,
'Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land
God Bless the U.S.A.


One of the top election issues surely once again will be the war against terror, so one line out of that song to seems to fit just so well:
"... where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me ..."

... there are still American troops dying nearly each and every day in that fight againt terror in Afghanistan and Iraq. How about honoring these people with your political coverage theme song???

http://www.wrensworld.com/godblessusa.htm
Posted By Elke, SW Florida : 6:03 PM ET
You're Not Alone by Chicago

Voters want to be heard by the candidates, but can everyone be a special interest group of one?
Posted By Logan in Reston, VA : 7:19 PM ET
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2
Posted By Logan in Reston, VA : 7:24 PM ET
Hey Newsy Spice (Anderson),
Why don't you tell us what you want, what you really, really, want?
Man, you are really into the eighties but, that's cool!
Step back a little further~ remember how cool Led Zeplin was? Yeah, he was rockin'. You want a song about love so please consider "All Of My Love" by Led Zeplin~
It's kind of heavy but I think you can handle it!
Your Fan,
News Junkie Spice

P.S. Or, you can use " I want a new drug" by Huey Lewis and the News!!!! ;-)
Posted By Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX : 7:27 PM ET
Hey Anderson,

I think I may have stumbled onto the solution to your song issue.

Seems like none of them are hitting you as they should - so I am offering this solution:

We all know how awesome the Scissor Sisters are and it is no secret that Jake is one of your pals. So.....why not ask him to come up with a completely new and amazing song just for CNN's political coverage? I mean, unless there is some dumb rule against it -why not?

We SS fans get a new song, you get an exclusive just for the show and as far as I can see, everyone is happy.

Just a thought.
Posted By Pati McMillan, Camp Hill, PA : 8:27 PM ET
Someone is going to be working overtime pouring over all the song suggestions in the blog.... If nothing else, maybe some new or at least revieved tunes to add to the AC playlist. Good luck narrowing down the list. Some of these are serious suggestions and some of these are just for fun.... Hey, if we are going to have to listen to it for the next year and a half, it better be good... The pressure is on... Here goes...

Snakes, Crossfire or Bang Bang by David Sanborn

America by Santana with P.O.D. or Foo Foo just for fun.

Joe Walsh - Funk 49 (not 39 or 59 but 49)... Not sure why, just a good song...

John Mayer - Clarity - I know a bit overused.

REM - World Leader Pretend

U2 - Peace on Earth - You have to have a U2 song in the running or maybe Elevation... Bullet the Blue Sky ???

Or how about a little Johnny Cougar or John Mellencamp...
The face of the Nation or Justice and Independence...

Does it have to be an entire song or can it just be the opening riff... Try some of the opening bars of these songs...

10000 Maniacs - Scorpio Rising, Maddox Table, My Mother the War

OMD - Tesla Girls or how about Stoned by Dido...

This could be a fulltime job, is there a opening...
Posted By Mary H. St. Louis, MO : 8:59 PM ET
How about John Mellencamp's "Our Country" or Bon Jovi's "Bells of Freedom"?
Posted By Amy - Chicago : 9:08 PM ET
How about John Mellencamp's "Our Country" or Bon Jovi's "Bells of Freedom"?
Posted By Amy - Chicago : 9:08 PM ET
I think I have a couple of songs that are political coverage worthy... My favorite is song #3. It has a good beat. I hope that AC shows us some of his mad moves! :)
1. If Everyone Cared- Nickleback
2.I've Been Everywhere- Johnny Cash
3.Here It Goes Again- OK GO
4.100yrs.- Five For Fighting
5.Bad to the Bone- George Thorogood
Posted By Joanna Parker ,DE : 11:10 PM ET
Anderson,
For what it's worth! One song a little bit more patriotic than some of those signers would be "Red, White and Blue" by Carman
Lyne, Laval, Qc CANADA
Posted By Lyne, Laval, Qc, CANADA : 12:02 AM ET
"Won't Get Fooled Again" is the ONLY choice. I play it really really loud every election day lol...
Posted By Carl, Willington CT : 12:54 AM ET
"I Want To Be Sedated" by The Ramones.

Because I'm sure that's exactly what I'll want after listening to the candidates yammer on and on in the months to come.
Posted By Jeanette M, Los Angeles, CA : 3:57 AM ET
That new photo of Anderson on the updated AC360 page is um, mesmerizing, to say the least. Thank you CNN!
Posted By Diandra, Chicago, IL : 5:32 AM ET
Anderson,

My brother-in-law and some of his friends wrote the below listed song. It is a great song for Hillary.

Jill Adkins
Music City USA (a.k.a Nashville TN)

Well-Behaved Women
by...(Greg Johnson/ Kaci Bolls/ Candy Cameron)


She’s the first to get up, the last to say goodnight
Always staying in line just like a step-ford wife
Drops the kids, goes to curves, back to soccer by five
And never tops the number on the speed limit sign
Serves a four course supper on her good china plates
She winks at her man like they’re out on a date
He says how ‘bout tonight, she says I can’t wait
Cause lord knows she’d never have a headache

CHORUS

Well- behaved women rarely make history
No there ain’t no way to change the world
With the big old pretty plates
It’s gonna take a girl like me
Just movin’ and shakin’ things
Cause well-behaved women rarely make history

I’m well educated and I say what I think
When I have an opinion or a couple of drinks
I’ve been called the B-word for just being me
But lady-like or not I’ll tell you one thing

Repeat Chorus

Oh I get what I want unconventionally
Wouldn’t little Miss manners just love to be me

Repeat Chorus

Oh no those well behaved women rarely make history©


CD Available upon request
Posted By Jill Adkins, Nashville TN : 10:15 AM ET
Hello,
I'll try and toss some into the mix:

WILLING AND ABLE by Prince
PEOPLE ASKING WHY by Seal
ONE WORLD (NOT THREE) by The Police
DRIVEN TO TEARS by The Police
DE DO DO DO DE DA DA DA by The Police

Thanks for the trip back memory lane, and this was alot of fun! Good luck with the selection!
Posted By Linda, Loma Linda, CA : 2:42 PM ET
Dear Anderson,

I like many of the songs listed so far, but maybe you should pick "Proud Mary" by Ike and Tina Turner to get things "cooking!"

I know you are just looking for a chance to play it on "360!"

Jo Ann
Posted By Jo Ann Matese, North Royalton, Ohio : 2:59 PM ET
Hi Anderson, I got some songs by
Huey Lewis And The News

1. Hip To Be Square, by Huey Lewis And The News

2. Heart Of Soul, by Huey Lewis And The News

3. If This Is It, by Huey Lewis And The News

4. I Want A New Drug, by Huey Lewis And The News

5. Whole Lotta Lovin, by Huey Lewis And The News

6. The Heart Of Rock And Roll, by Huey Lewis And The News

7. Back In Time, by Huey Lewis And The News

8. Power Of Love, by Huey Lewis And The News


Thanks for remembering Huey Lewis And The News, You made my day, If you want to tonight for 360 you can pick one of these songs for 360 raw politics.

Jennifer - From Anderson, South Carolina
Posted By Jennifer : 5:06 PM ET
Why one song when we can give you a song for every issue on the American peoples mind:


Fernando by Abba: Immigration reform

I Ran by Flock of Seagull: because Iran will be an issue here soon.

Unskinny Bop by Poison: for Health care reform (most Americans are Un-skinny)

Dirty Landry by Don Henley: For all you news networks……..Um, yeah….

Papa Don’t Preach by Madonna: Abortion debate

Rock You Like a Hurricane by Scorpions: For FEMA reform. (This is for my peeps in NOLA)

Every Breath You Take by The Police: Warrant Free Wire Tapping

Rock The Cashbah by The Clash: The War in Iraq

….more to come so stay turned!!!!!!!

List by:
Rachel-Albuquerque, NM
Rhonda-Houston, Tx
Posted By Rachel-ABQ, NM and Rhonda, Houston, TX : 6:45 PM ET
Hey Anderson,

I have 2 songs here that I want to post.


1. Travellin Man, Lynyrd Skynyrd

2. Curtis Loew, Lynyrd Skynyrd

I take and post some more later


Jamie, From Anderson, South Carolina
Posted By Jamie : 7:14 PM ET
Anderson,

Against MY better judgement how about "It's all coming back to me now" by your fav Celine Dion? Hmm...politicians...scandal..lies..Maybe you should use it for "Keeping them honest" instead.

Here are a few other suggestions-I threw in a bunch from the 80's because I got your back Anderson!

-For What it's worth-Buffalo Springfield
-Final Countdown-Europe (it's catchy)
-Rock the Casbah-The Clash
-Razzle Dazzle-Chicago soundtrack
-Old Days-Chicago(the band)-nice throwback to youth when things seemed more carefree plus they're one of my fav's
-99 Red Balloons-Nena
-Crazy Train-Ozzy Osbourne (I know, a little heavy but the intro is awesome)
-Planet Earth-Duran Duran
-Is there something I should know-Duran Duran
-Africa-Toto
-Little Pink Houses-John Mellencamp
-Authority Song-John Mellencamp
-I didn't mean to turn you on-Robert Palmer (you can be ahead of the game by having a theme song for the next political sex scandal)

The next several are from the late, great Freddie Mercury and Queen--
-One Vision-Stone Cold Crazy-Another Bites the Dust--The show must go on--Somebody to Love (you wanted soemthing with "love" in it didn't you?)

-Would I lie to you-Eurythmics
-Pressure-Billy Joel
-If this is it-Huey Lewis (GYB again!)

Finally, the following are just plain catchy--
-Come on Eileen-Dexy's Midnight Runners
-Pass the Dutchie-Musical Youth
-She's a beauty-The Tubes

That's it...that's all I got...I'm done thinking about this in the shower..at work...in my sleep!

Pick a song already would ya?
Posted By Julie D. Bloomington, IL : 9:08 PM ET
waiting on the world to change- John Mayer

love today- Mika

beautiful day- U2

upside down- Jack Johnson

where is the love?- Black Eyed Peas


good luck with choosing!
Posted By Manisha, Los Angeles, CA : 10:55 PM ET
How about some Johnny Cash???

I walk the line
Folsom prison blues
Posted By Donna in Tennessee : 11:07 PM ET
Hey there, don't usually do this, but thought I'd try...

how about This Land Is Your Land by Pete Seager, I know he's not exactly hip, but he's really cool. or maybe you'd prefer someone like T Bone Burnett - the Monkey Dance or Zombieland - he is a living national treasure. good luck picking a song - it must be difficult with so much bad music out there.....
Posted By anita from new orleans : 11:09 PM ET
Hey Anderson,

Some of the viewers suggested that Scissor Sisters write a new song for the occasion.
This would be a great idea,ONLY if they would perform it themselves,live!! I saw them a few months ago in Montreal,and woooo they are out there!!!
Your pal Jake has the outfits covering a few decades anyway,so..everybody would be happy. Well,many not your bosses but hey,we will be listening to the darn song!!!
As for Air Supply Anderson?!!?You want us to fall asleep or what? I saw them when I was 14 years old,I won the tickets,I'm still not over it!
By the way,did you see the new CD by Dennis DeYoung? There is a song called "Turn off CNN"!?!??!WHAT???I don't have the lyrics but who would write such a thing?:-))
Talking about him,here are a few choices from Styx:
"The grand illusion"
"Fooling yourself"
"EDGE OF THE CENTURY"

Joanne R.
Laval Quebec
Posted By Joanne R.Laval Quebec : 11:32 PM ET
Alright Anderson I so thought I should join in on this one! I threw in my CD’s on my way to work last night and asked my co-worker for suggestions.

Van Morrison: At the End of the Day
John Mayer: Waiting On The World To Change
Van Morrison: Brand New Day
Franz Ferdinand: Take Me Out
Killers: Read My Mind
Huey Lewis and The News: The Heart Of Rock And Roll: -I just had to add this one!
Spice Girls: Aint No Stopping Us Now-Don’t ask me how this one got here, really don’t…My excuse, getting a little tired, I am working the night shift…ha-ha…

I am liking Gina’s post “YOU HAVEN'T DONE NOTHIN'" By Stevie Wonder- Not too optimistic though, but does have some truth to it.

By the way Anderson your book is remarkable and heart-warming; I will have to post about it another time…Got to get back to work…

Take Care, you’re awesome!

Tracy-Marie
Posted By Tracy-Marie Anderson, Nova Scotia, Canada : 4:00 AM ET
Anderson:

Here are some more song ideas for you:

Jive Talkin' (Bee Gee's)

ROCK In The USA (John Mellencamp)

What A Fool Believes (Michael McDonald)

It's A Miracle (Barry Manilow)

Pink Houses-Ain't That American (John Mellencamp)

One Thing Leads To Another (The Fixx)

This song idea thing is addicting....I can't stop. Good luck picking a winner.
Posted By Kim, Bolingbrook, IL : 9:36 AM ET
Anderson - This is great! First let me say I am a little disappointed with Hillary's personal choice. I was thinking "Girls Just Wanna HAve Fun" by Cyndi Lauper would have been perfect! Okay, Okay so here's my list.

~ Ball of Confusion by Duran Duran
~ Come Undone by Duran Duran
~ I Wanna New Drug by Huey Lewis and the News
~ Should I Stay or Should I Go by the Clash
~ What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
~ Beautiful Day by U2
~ American Idiot by Green Day
~ Sign O the Times by Prince
~ Waiting on The World to Change - John Mayer
~ Here We Go by Ok Go
Posted By Kim Ann Arbor, MI : 10:02 AM ET
"I Predict A Riot" or "Everyday I Love You Less and Less" from the Kaiser Chiefs

And thanks for the podcast- it's great for those of us without cable!
Posted By Jess, Savannah, GA : 12:21 PM ET
Anderson,

I take it Pati McMillan of Camp Hill, PA hasn't seen my original theme song suggestion, so if you will, would you please repost the song below. Actully, I was hoping other viewers would add theie two cents to mine and create one rich tune for CNN.
Oh! P.S., P.S., P.S.:

I think it would be so cool if you, Anderson could get The Boss, Bruce Springsteen to add music to iyt and perform it live in the studio or in the Circle (Coumbus Circle).
Okay, before you say it, I'll say it for you: Uh, yeah! dream on, Jackie! Dream on!
Well, it doesn't hurt to try!:-)


Anywho, good luck Anderson and crew. I love you, guys!

JPHowell, NY

(Alternate Titles)
When I Become President
Or
When I Am President
Or
Vote for Me!

Some day,
I'm going be President
Of the greatest country in the world
And I'll serve every man, woman, boy and girl.

When I become President,
It'll be about more than just myself or me
But all people everywhere, every state, town and small city.

When I am President
Of the greatest country in the world
I’ll do my best to stick to every word I say.
If I don’t, don’t let me get away.
But keep me honest. Keep me true.
Because, my job will be to represent you

And I know that somewhere out there will be
CNN’s AC 360 watching you, watching me
Doing his best to keep us honest and true.
From the President atop to the peasant down below
Anderson Cooper 360° will let you know.
He’ll let you know.

When I become President,
I'll reinforce and secure your civil rights.
I'll stand guard and protect you
When there is war and we must fight.
I'll represent you in the world in the best of light,
So you may sleep soundly in your homes through the night.

When I become President,
Not one mouth in this rich land of ours will go unfed.
Every man, woman and child
Will have a safe, clean home to lay his head
In his own bed.

When I become President,
I'll do my best to ensure that your basic
And fundamental needs are met.
Or AC 360 will be on my case, less I forget, albeit.

So, Vote for me!
No other candidate’s more ready for Presidency.
I’ll get us back to our standard of Excellency.
To help correct wrongs made in 9-9 and 2003.
Vote for me!

Vote for me!
I’ll do whatever it takes to redeem and recoup
The honor and respect that we once knew
And recapture the glory
of
The RED, WHITE and BLUE
Vote for me!

Let me tell something,
I've been preparing all my life for a chance like this.
If I didn’t at least try,
I’d be remiss
To make a difference
In but one life,
Is the greatest gift.
Vote for me!

So, you should know
I'm not here to divide you.
I want to stand beside you.
Because I think that I can guide you
To a place where we once stood proud and tall
We were one
One nation under God
With liberty and justice for all
United we stand.
Divided, we fall.
What happens to one,
Affects us all.

I'll protect you.
I'll not neglect you
When you, The People have spoken
And have had your say,
I'll be your president
I'll show you the way.

When I'm Your President,
You won't have to worry about me over taxing you.
I'll see to it you get the pay you're due.
When I am your President.

You work hard to make a living
And for many, the living is hard
So, in this land of good and plenty
????????

But, when I'm your President,
I'll insist and enlist for what it's worth,
A plan for a safer and greener and cleaner earth.
And all mankind born on these here shores
Will be insured from date and time of birth.

I'll encourage and command good health and good care, universal-ly
I'll seek to educate and graduate all from ages 1 through 103.
And here's the skinny,
It'll all be free.
So, vote for me.
I'll be your President.

There are those who'll say
Nothing comes to dreamers but a dream;
And that I'm the biggest dreamer it seems;
And that my that my dreams will never see the light of day outside my head;
To stay in bed and dream, instead.

But let me tell you about a man named King who, now, is dead.
Killed because he dared to let a dream take form outside his head
King dreamt a dream, which many said would never, could never, ever be.....

King Spoke of a time when all men would we considered equal and free
Though King, himself, did not live to see...
Alas! Alas!
Some, but not all, his dreams did come to pass.
At last! At last!

So when you tell me that my dreams are too big for my head,
Please be reminded of the words Martin King once said.

So, Vote for me!
No other candidate’s more ready for Presidency.
I’ll get us back to our standard of Excellency.
To help correct wrongs made in 9-9 and 2003.
Vote for me!

Vote for me!
I’ll do whatever it takes to redeem and recoup
The honor and respect that we once knew
And recapture the glory
of
The RED, WHITE and BLUE
Vote for me!
Posted By JPHowell, NY, NY : 1:18 PM ET
"Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira might be a good one, too.

(Of course, you'd have to switch out the name of the Candidate
for, "...Shakira!" in the lyrics as they are featured.)

The best.
(Thanks for the fun!)
Posted By viridianfilms Seattle, WA : 2:47 PM ET
Anderson,
Definetely go with "Waiting for the world to change" by John Mayer or "Imagine" by John Lennon. Looks like we have a "John" theme here.

I love the show!
Posted By John GF, ND : 3:02 PM ET
Anderson, I think this is the perfect decision 360 ever did. I'm going to college for digital music, and this is right up my alley. I may be 18 years old, but I have an eclectic taste in music. I love choosing a song for a certain category or situation. Sorry that I'm rambling, I suggest to use "One Vision" by Queen.
Posted By Jessica, Somers, NY : 3:17 PM ET
Absolutely, positively the best song ever written about the Anerican electorate:
"Ignoreland" by REM.

More relevant now than when it was written, 15+ years ago.
Posted By nola_native : 3:36 PM ET
How 'bout "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC, it appears to be the only road map owned by the current administration.
Posted By lm in Greenville, NC : 4:01 PM ET
"If Everyone Cared" by Nickelback
Posted By Kristy Holmes, Carlisle, PA : 4:17 PM ET
Hello Anderson, I got songs that I want to post

1. Comin to your city, Big and Rich

2. Love can build a bridge, The Judds

3. Where were you (when the world stopped turning), Alan Jackson
Posted By Janice Peace : 5:23 PM ET
OK, Here's another one..How about 'Nothing from Nothing' by Billy Preston?? Here are the lyrics...

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing
You gotta have something if you wanna be with me
Nothing from nothing leaves nothing
You gotta have something if you wanna be with me

I'm not tryin' to be your hero
'Cause that zero, is too cold for me
I'm not tryin' to be your highness
'Cause than minus is too low for me.

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing
And I'm not stuffin', believe you me
Don't you remember I told ya, I'm a soldier
In the war on poverty, yeah

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing
You gotta have something to be with me
Nothing from nothing leaves nothing
You gotta have something to be with me.
Posted By Cheryl, Johnston, RI : 6:15 PM ET
Anderson,
Just a suggestion...maybe someone could post a list of those songs that have already been suggested?
Posted By Cheryl, Johnston, RI : 6:24 PM ET
Hi there,

So you're not convinced Razorlight's "America" is the right choice for your campaign coverage? Hmm...

But there NO WAY you can ignore Swedish supergroup ABBA's late 70's hit "Take a chance on me" - it so perfectely reflects the candidates' plea for the voters' attention and affection! Here we go:

ABBA - Take a chance on me
If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best and it ain't no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try

Take a chance on me
Take a chance on me

Oh you can take your time baby, I'm in no hurry, know Im gonna get you
You don't wanna hurt me, baby don't worry, I ain't gonna let you
Let me tell you now
My love is strong enough to last when things are rough
It's magic
You say that I waste my time but I can't get you off my mind
No I can't let go
'cos I love you so

If you change your mind, I'm the first in line
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you've got no place to go, if you're feeling down
If you're all alone when the pretty birds have flown
Honey I'm still free
Take a chance on me
Gonna do my very best, baby can't you see
Gotta put me to the test, take a chance on me
(take a chance, take a chance, take a chance on me...)

Now - how are you gonna top this?! Unless something striking comes up during Live Earth - have you seen the London line up - whow!

Keep on rockin'...
Sabine

ps: I'd love to see you cover more international stories - 360-degrees!
Posted By Sabine, Moenchengladbach, Germany : 5:45 AM ET
STILL looking for songs? Really? OK...

Revolution - the Beatles
Games People Play - Alan Parsons Project
Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan
If Everyone Cared - Nickelback
Under Pressure - Queen
Life During Wartime - Talking Heads

Hmm, I don't seem to have any Air Supply or Huey Lewis on my iPod - sorry!
Posted By BJ, Bangor ME : 9:13 AM ET
Did someone say Higher Ground already?
I can't keep track.
Higher Ground- Red Hot Chilli Peppers version of Stevie Wonder song.

by the bye,
Having given it some thought, I find entertaining better than more meaningful choices. Why Walk When You Can Fly (Mary Chapin Carpenter) is very pretty, but I would rather hear something like Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees) over and over with your coverage.
though personally I still haven't found what I'm looking for.
Posted By Tiffany, Schnecksville, PA : 4:38 PM ET
I don't know if it's been suggested, but I'm gonna have to say "For What it's Worth" (Stop, hey , what's that sound) by Buffalo Springfield.
Posted By PR, Texarkana AR : 7:09 PM ET
Since you mention Huey Lewis, the obvious choice would be "It's Hip To Be Square" !
Posted By Kim Slone, Bevinsville, KY. : 3:29 AM ET
Boy, I'm starting to feel old - haven't heard of a lot of the groups or songs!! But how about "Have a Nice Day" by Bon Jovi?

As for Air Supply -- love to torture my husband on road trips by poppin in the old Air Supply cd -- after he's tortured me with conservative talk radio!!

We're a lot of fun to travel with!!
Posted By Bonnie - St. Louis : 3:36 PM ET
Election Day by Lyle Lovett
Posted By Sandy, Calgary, Alberta : 6:51 PM ET
More songs? OK, here's a bunch more, flavored with a dash of snark and a sprinkling of irony:

Honesty - Billy Joel
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
Live and Let Die - Guns N' Roses
Civil War - Guns N' Roses
All Apologies - Nirvana
Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
Red Rain - Peter Gabriel
Shock the Monkey - Peter Gabriel
Spirits in the Material World - The Police
People Get Ready - Rod Stewart
If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free- Sting
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
When Love Comes to Town - U2
All Along the Watchtower - U2
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

And some oldies, but goodies:
The Times They Are A Changin - Bob Dylan
Masters of War - Bob Dylan
Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Dead Cats, Dead Rats - The Doors
Unknown Soldier - The Doors

Enjoy!
Barbara, Culver City, CA
Posted By Barbara, Culver City, CA : 7:24 PM ET
Consider "Gimme Some Truth" by Jakob Dylan featuring Dhani Harrison on the "Instant Karma Save Darfur" CD issued by Amnesty International.
Posted By Maureen, Durham, NC : 12:56 PM ET
And there it was! Hiding in plain sight:

I Turn My Camera On
Artist: Spoon
Jaguar Comm, 2006

A very suspicous man with silver hair, wrap sun glasses and a familiar profile! Could it be?

Maggie
Posted By Maggie, Grain Valley, MO : 4:01 PM ET
I don't know... Prince's, "Diamonds and Pearls"
might be good, too (as opposed to Arctic Monkey's,

"I Bet You Look Good on the Floor").


It's a toss up.
Posted By KatchProFI Seattle, WA : 6:38 PM ET
"Keep Mediocrity at Bay" by Van Morrison!
Posted By Michelle Cruz, Spring Valley, CA : 11:19 AM ET
More song suggestions:

Der Kommissar - After the Fire

Take This Job and Shove It - Johnny Paycheck

Karn Evil 9 - (the title is deceptive; it's Emerson, Lake and Palmer's "welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends..." )

Livin' in the USA - Chuck Berry's version

I'd Love to Change the World - Ten Years After (this song has dynamics, so it can be made into "sound bytes" of music for different parts of the news coverage.)
Posted By xtina - chgo, IL : 2:25 PM ET
hey,
As your youngest viewer age 12 I think i have the perfect song for the election. It's from the Lion King Soundtrack, called "I Just Cant Wait to be King" by jason weaver. My birthday is coming up next week and it'd be an awesome present if you picked my song which is a winner because every person who wants to be president really wants to feel like a king.
Posted By Shah from California : 12:27 AM ET
OK, Anderson, since you said there's still time to submit a song, I just thought of another one, Eric Clapton's "If I Could (Change the World)". I actually think I like it the best from what I've submitted so far. Here are the lyrics:

If I Could (Change the World)

If I could reach the stars
Pull one down for you
Shine it on my heart
So you could see the truth
That this love I have inside
Is everything it seems
But for now I find
It's only in my dreams

chorus:
That I can
Change the world
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You would think my love was really something good
Baby, if i could change the world

If I could be king, even for a day
I'd take you as my queen
I'd have it no other way
And our love would rule
this kingdom we have made
Til' then i'll be a fool
Wishing for the day

chorus

Baby if I could...change the world

I could change the world,
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You would think my love was really something good
Baby, if I could change the world (repeat 2x)

- - - - -

Thanks,
Lilibeth
Edmonds, Washington
Posted By Lilibeth, Edmonds, WA : 12:30 AM ET
For Guiliani it could be "Money for Nothing and Chicks for Free" by (I am not sure who did it if it was Huey Lewis or Robert Palmer?) For Hilary it could be "I Need a Hero". by Dianne Carole? and for Obama it could easily be "Life in the Fast Lane" by the Eagles. The list is endless really. Lilibeth in Washington's idea was a great one too. "If I Could Change The World" by Eric Clapton would be a great campaign song. John Edwards and Mit Romney both could use ZZ Top's "Sharped Dressed Man". Joe Biden could use "Here's Your Sign" by Bill Engvall and Travis Tritt. (Because I am absolutely positive he is going to walk on stage one day and scream at the world "I HATE STUPID PEOPLE"....hehehe.)Barak could use "Oh Happy Day" (Spiritual Tune..not sure on a current singer). Because he seems to think his coming to the race is like "the second coming" itself. John McCain's should be "Last Dollar" by Tim McGraw.
Lyrics:
I'm Down to my last dollar
I've walked right thru my shoes
Just a small reminder
of the Hell that I've gone thru
Look at me still smilin
wondering what I'll do
If I ain't got nothin
I got nothin to lose

1-2-3- like a bird I sing
'cus you've given me the most beautiful set of wings
I'm so glad you're here today
'cus tomorrow I might have to go and fly away.
Posted By Heidi, Anchorage, AK : 3:45 PM ET
Are you kidding?

What with global warming, the cult-like popularity of SETI research, and swarming mass migrations of peoples all over the planet the choice is easy:

Giant Ants from Space (an ancient song from Blondie most have never heard but is good for a laugh)
Posted By Johnny G, Atlanta, GA : 9:47 PM ET
[snark]How about Elton John's "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?"[/snark]
Posted By Susan, Long Island New York : 10:05 PM ET
Umm... concerning the song suggestion;

"I Bet You Look Good on the Floor" by the Arctic Monkeys"...

that would be (correctly):
"I Bet You Look Good on the DANCEfloor".

(Would that be considered a "Political slip"?)



(We'll stop there.)
Posted By KatchProFI Seattle, WA : 5:43 PM ET
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