Obama’s Recovery Summer Theme Song Contest

Remember “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow” as the song that defined the Clinton Presidency?  I wish I could but that song made Clinton voters swoon.  Sorta the same way the economy is swooning in our so-called Summer of Recovery in 2010.

Every Presidential Theme deserves a good theme song, so I’ve been searching to find the right song for Barack Obama’s “Summer of  Recovery.”  So without any further adieu, here is BobNoxious’ Top 10 List of Summer of Recovery theme songs by genre:

1.  Surf Music:  “Wipeout” by the Surfaris

1.  Rock’n’Roll:  “Summer Time Blues” by Eddie Cochran

3.  80’s music:  “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama

4.  Disco:  “Funkytown” by Lipps  (honorable mention:  Any Song by Donna Summer)

5.  R&B:  “Tell Me Something Good” by Rufus (new vocals by Robert Gibbs)

6.  Country:  “Flip Flop Summer” by Kenny Chesney (insert John Kerry yacht joke here)

7.  One Hit Wonder:  “In the Summer Time” by Mungo Jerry

8.  Classical:  “Summer (Four Seasons)” by Vivaldi

9.  Crooner:  “Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra, since there’s no shortage of Hot Air from the White House

10.  Show Tunes:  “Summer Time” by George Gerswhin but with new lyrics below:

Summertime,
And the spinnin’ is easy
Spending is jumpin’
Unemployment is high

Let’s tax all the rich
Oh, that’s how it’s lookin’
So hush teaparty voter
Don’t you cry…

Additional candidates are encouraged so feel free to leave your favorite one in the comments.
(Hat tip to Ed Morrissey of #TEMS for the inspiration)
UPDATE:
How could I forget the Doo Wop classic “Get a Job” by The Monotones?  My bad!
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2 Responses

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by BobNoxious, BobNoxious, BobNoxious, BobNoxious, BobNoxious and others. BobNoxious said: RecoverySummer Songs: "Summer Time Blues" Eddie Cochran; "Flip Flop Summer" Kenny Chesney (Kerry yacht joke here) http://bit.ly/dtPnWK #tcot […]

  2. Nice list of songs.

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