February 29th, 2008
03:00 PM ET
15 years ago

Cafferty: Pick a campaign theme song?

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/02/29/art.steviewonder.gi.jpg caption=" Stevie Wonder at an Obama campaign rally."]

Music plays an important role on the campaign trail. The right song can rally the crowd and get them pumped up before the candidate gets onstage.

But, several of the presidential candidates have had problems when it comes to picking their music. Hillary Clinton held an online contest to choose her song and came up with the "You and I" by Celine Dion. Fine, except Dion is Canadian. That song had to be scrapped.

John McCain at one point was using John Mellencamp's hits like "Our Country" and "Pink Houses". But the liberal rocker apparently wasn't comfortable with the conservative McCain using his tunes and told him to stop. McCain also ran into problems using the theme song from "Rocky," and also opted against using "Take a Chance on Me" by the Swedish group Abba because of licensing and other concerns.

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