Show 214: The Election Show – Playlist and Archived Stream


Listen Up! presents an election special with music about the past and present politicians, elections, candidates (real and fictional), Presidents, issues, the “State of the Union” and things of that nature.

Listen Up!: Where the cool, the classic, the corny and even the cringe-worthy collide.

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Playlist (Artist -Title -Year of song)
Opening Theme
Man or Astroman? – Maximum Radiation Level

Alice Cooper – Elected
The Knitters – The New World
Allen Ginsberg With The Gluons – Birdbrain
Rod Rogers – Richard Nixon
Steve Goodman – Election Year Rag

The Byrds -I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician
Eugene Chadbourne – 10 Most Wanted List

John Lennon – Gimme Some Truth
Aimee Mann – Can’t You Tell?

Essra Mohawk & Friends – Suferin’ Till Sufrage
Betty Boop/Mr Nobody – Betty For President /Mr Nobody
Gil Scott-Heron – B Movie
Gene Marshall – Jimmy Carter Says Yes

Wesley Stace – Mr. Tangerine Man
Todd Snider – Conservative Christian, Right-wing, Republican, Straight, White, American Males
Dead Milkmen – Right Wing Pigeons
Loudon Wainwright III – I Had A Dream
The Original Sins – Later Than You Think

Jonathan Coulton – The Presidents
Devo – Freedom Of Choice
Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics(Have taken over the Asylum)

The MC5 – American Ruse
Billy Bragg- Help Save The Youth Of America
The Ultra Right Wing Conservatives – Young People Don’t Vote

Ry Cooder – Take Your Hands Off It
Randy Newman – Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)
Louis Jordon – Jordon For President
Sophie Tucker – Sophie Tucker For President
The Bonzo Dog Band – No Matter Who You Vote For, The Government Always Gets In

Closing Theme

Silly Pillows – Groovy Tune

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