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Peter Rothberg

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Top Ten Songs About Presidents

Consider this a playlist for the DNC as the Democratic Party convenes in Charlotte, NC, this week to nominate President Obama for a second term.

1. Gil Scott-Heron, “Re-Ron

 

2. Johnny Horton, “Young Abe Lincoln

 

3. They Might Be Giants, “James K. Polk

 

4. Phil Ochs, “Crucifixion

 

 

5. James Brown, “Funky President

 

6. J.B. Lenoir, “Eisenhower Blues

 

7. Johnny Cash, “Mr. Garfield

 

8. Tom Paxton, “Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation

 

9. The Legendary K.O., “George Bush Don’t Like Black People

 

10. Andrea MacArdle as “Annie”, “We’d Like to Thank You Herbert Hoover”

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