Chris Murphy takes a stand: I like 'Fight Song'

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 15:  Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), (R), looks on as Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) speaks to reporters after waging an almost 15-hour filibuster on the Senate floor in order to force a vote on gun control on June 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.  Murphy wants the Senate to vote on a measure banning anyone on the no-fly list from purchasing a weapon. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Story highlights

  • Hillary Clinton has made the song "Fight Song" a regular feature of her campaign rallies
  • Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy cheekily declared his support for the song

(CNN)The 2016 election has been defined by debates on important issues of the day -- the economy, health care, foreign policy, immigration -- but perhaps no debate has been fiercer than this one:

Is "Fight Song" -- Hillary Clinton's campaign theme song -- great? Or horrible?
Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy became the highest-profile voice to take a stand when he tweeted Tuesday, "I like Fight Song ALOT. @HillaryClinton should keep it. But I also listened to the first @NickLachey solo album on repeat. So there's that."
    Murphy was answering a question that roiled the campaign coverage world on Tuesday, following the publication of a story on Yahoo! News titled, "Hillary Clinton's 'Fight Song' is driving some people nuts."
    The hit by songwriter Rachel Platten has become an inescapable feature of Clinton's campaign rallies, regularly pumped through loud speakers at each stop. An a cappella version of the song, featuring cameos by celebrities and singers, was even premiered at the Democratic National Convention.
    Murphy proceeded to triple down on his "Fight Song" take, responding to a reporter who praised his citation of Lachey's solo album "What's Left of Me" as proof of his music cred, or the lack thereof.
    "@ChrisMurphyCT What's Left of Me was a revelation tbh," wrote Leigh Munsil, a political editor at The Blaze.
    Murphy joked back, "Everyone knows this but is just too scared to admit it. Thank you for your courage, Leigh."
    And Murphy appeared to slip in a dig at the Republican presidential nominee, borrowing one of Donald Trump's favorite phrases to respond to a Twitter critic who corrected his grammar.
    "The worst part of this tweet is that he misspelled 'a lot' ," wrote Emily Cahn, a writer at
    "Many people are saying that alot is one word," Murphy cracked back.