2015 General Election: a polling day playlist for voters
- Rebecca Monks
- 7 May 2015
The soundtrack to your political party, featuring Morrissey, Frank Zappa and Elvis Presley
'Who Run the World'? Well, that’s a good question Beyoncė, but unfortunately we don’t even know who’ll run the UK yet. As the country takes to the polls to decide between the Conservatives, Labour, the SNP, Greens, Lib Dem, Plaid Cymru, UKIP and TUSC, we’re having a little political party of our own, and the soundtrack is bangin’.
'Elected', Alice Cooper
As well as rhyming ‘elected’ with elected, respected, selected, call collected and elected again, this song features the lyrics: ‘I’m your yankee doodle dandy in a gold Rolls Royce’. Pure poetry.
Possibly the only pop / rock song to feature the phrase ‘cattle prods and the IMF’ this Radiohead number gets top points for originality. No Cooper-style rhymes on offer though, which makes Electioneering less endearing, so we’re engineering a poem of our own.
'A Little Less Conversation', Elvis
A little more action, please. All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me. The debates are over now, so come on politicians: a little less fight and a little more spark, eh?
'Voice Yr Choice', the Go! Team
Remember the Go! Team? No, not that band with the mesmerising treadmill video. The Go! Team, who can do more than just choreograph a series of well-timed dance moves. ‘Use the voice, you made the choice’ this song implores. Something to think about as you make that little cross on your ballot paper.
'Changes', David Bowie
Will there be ch-ch-changes? Will we turn and face the strange? Who knows. In the mean time, let’s just listen to David Bowie. Because, David Bowie.
The General Election takes place today (Thu 7 May), but you already knew that.