These Are The 10 Worst Possible Presidential Campaign Songs

03/23/2015 01:53 pm ET

Barack Obama used "Signed, Sealed Delivered," by Stevie Wonder. Mitt Romney used "Born Free," by Kid Rock. George W. Bush used "I Won't Back Down," by Tom Petty.

The campaign song creates a particular mood at a stump speech -- ideally one of confidence, hope and patriotism. But a slight misstep on song choice has the potential to make that moment incredibly awkward.

Imagine Jeb Bush addressing a packed high school auditorium.

As the erstwhile Florida governor begins to wrap up his speech, he and the audience really start to vibe.



National security!

More applause.

A brighter future!

Standing ovation.

The troops!

The crowd erupts.

Thank you, and God bless the United States of America!

And that's when Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is" starts blasting from the speakers.

As an unsolicited favor to 2016 presidential candidates, HuffPost has compiled a list of the 10 most awkward possible campaign songs.

  • "Your Body Is A Wonderland," by John Mayer
    You want love? We'll make it / Swim in a deep sea of blankets / Take all your big plans and break 'em / This is bound to be a while
  • "Blurred Lines," by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. Pharrell
    I hate these blurred lines! / I know you want it / I know you want it / I know you want it
  • "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)," by Aerosmith
    Dude looks like a lady / Dude looks like a lady
  • "Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)," by The Offspring
    Give it to me baby / Uh huh! Uh huh! / And all the girlies say / I'm pretty fly (for a white guy)
  • "You Dropped A Bomb On Me," by The Gap Band
    You turned me out, you turned me on / And then you dropped me to the ground / You dropped a bomb on me.
  • "Tired of Being Alive," by Danzig
    To be a beast among human sheep / I am fear / I am your heretic / I am your doom
  • "I Touch Myself," by Divinyls
    I search myself; I want you to find me / I forget myself; I want you to remind me / I don't want anybody else / When I think about you I touch myself
  • "Accidental Racist," by Brad Paisley feat. LL Cool J
    I'm just a white man comin' to you from the southland / Tryin' to understand what it's like not to be / I'm proud of where I'm from but not everything we've done / And it ain't like you and me can re-write history
  • "My Ding A Ling," by Chuck Berry
    When I started Grammar School / I used to stop off in the vestibule / Every time that bell would ring / They'd catch me playing with my ding a ling a ling
  • "Because I Got High," by Afroman
    I was gonna go to work but then I got high / I just got a new promotion but I got high / Now I'm selling dope and I know why / 'Cause I got high / Because I got high / Because I got high
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