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