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This Weekend I’ll Mostly Be Listening to… More Campaign Songs April 12, 2014

Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.

I’d previously done a post on some Irish Election Campaign Songs.
Here going further afield to the Antipodes , France, Chile and the US.

“It’s Time” was the Australian Labor Party slogan in 1972

The Campaign was targetted at the Youth vote and I gather there are a number of then high profile Australian singers involved in the ad.

This actaully covers the Cmpaign song as well as some ads used in New Zealand

My French is poor but I think Chirac may have actually sang on this.

The chorus translates along the lines of

Lovers of Paris, are united, all united, with Chirac in Paris,”

This one is from Chile

According to Wikipedia

The 1988 Chilean national plebiscite was a national referendum held on 5 October 1988 to determine whether de facto leader Augusto Pinochet should extend his rule for another eight years. The “No” side won with 55.99% of the vote, ending Pinochet’s 16½ years in power


One of the Chirpy Kennedy Campaign songs

Jimmy Carter Campaign Song from 1976


1. Ciaran - April 12, 2014

Great song for the ALP in 1972. Unfortunately, his opponents didn’t need a song to regain power later – just a corrupt Governor-General to dissolve the Whitlam Government, one of the most progressive Governments in the Western world at that point, in what came to be known as ‘a constitutional coup’.


WorldbyStorm - April 12, 2014

Yep, that was a remarkable series of events (in the worst possible way) and outside Australia tends to be quite unknown.


2. WorldbyStorm - April 12, 2014

Fantastic selection Alan. I wonder would it make a great compilation album/playlist 🙂


3. The Australian Constitutional Crisis, 1975 | The Cedar Lounge Revolution - April 12, 2014

[…] comments under this entertaining and informative This Weekend I’ll Mostly be Listening to from Alan/IEL, Cia…. It really was something else, where the Governor-General dismissed an elected Labor Party […]


4. CL - April 12, 2014

“Throughout the three years of the Whitlam government the opposition parties persistently disputed Labor’s right to govern the nation. Among many bills rejected or heavily amended in the Senate were several intended to increase the role of government in economic and social affairs; …

The victorious Fraser coalition government did not reverse Whitlam’s major change to the expression of Australia’s relationship with the Crown, whereby the reigning British monarch is still acknowledged as ‘Queen of Australia’. But the novel and dramatic actions of the Queen’s representative at Canberra could hardly avoid strengthening incipient Australian republican feelings.”


5. GAAGAA - April 12, 2014

Never a campaign song, not even an authenic German song it was written for the musical Cabaret.by two Jewish songwriters. It has been covered by neo nazi bands.


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