Top 10 Songs About Political Figures


The Top Ten

1 Pigs (Three Different Ones) - Pink Floyd
2 Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden
3 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson
4 Elected - Alice Cooper
5 A Song for Richard and His Friends - Chicago

I guess they refer to Richard Nixon. - Metal_Treasure

6 Masked Jackal - Coroner
7 Exhuming McCarthy - R.E.M.
8 Rasputin - Boney M.

A song about Grigori Rasputin - his political views influenced Russia and the royal family.
The song is a catchy dance tune focusing on Rasputin's private life - "lover of the Russian Queen". - Metal_Treasure

9 Bushleaguer - Pearl Jam
10 Yo George - Tori Amos

The Contenders

11 Genghis Khan - Iron Maiden
12 Dear Mr. President - Pink

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is why you shouldn't judge P! nk by pop standards in any way. - Martin_Canine

13 I, Caligvla - Ex Deo
14 Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
15 Her Majesty - The Beatles
16 Wig Wam Bam - The Sweet
17 The Rise of Hannibal - Ex Deo
18 Happy Birthday Leonid Brezhnev - Joan Baez

Leonid Brezhnev was a communist leader of the USSR - Metal_Treasure

19 Caligula - Adx
20 Megalomaniac - Incubus
21 Dschinghis Khan - Dschinghis Khan
22 Mosh - Eminem
23 Stupid White Man - Bushido

It is about George W. Bush and how he turned being Muslim into something bad in the US. It is the only political song Bushido ever recorded, and it's on his most classic album "Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline" from 2003 (this was NOT a reason why the album was indexed, only the songs about street violence were relevant). - Martin_Canine

24 Ruth Maude - Xavier Naidoo

Being a conspiracy theorist who thinks all politicians are puppets, he name drops Helmut Schmidt and Angela Merkel. The song doesn't go too far however, he just basically says that he will fight against the "dragons" (in his typically cryptic lyricism).
The title is a homophone with "Rufmord" (defamation). - Martin_Canine

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