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.
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.
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
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 /
Dude looks like a lady
Give it to me baby /
Uh huh! Uh huh! /
And all the girlies say /
I'm pretty fly (for a white guy)
You turned me out, you turned me on /
And then you dropped me to the ground /
You dropped a bomb on me.
To be a beast among human sheep /
I am fear /
I am your heretic /
I am your doom
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
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
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
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