Politics The Best Songs About Presidents  

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When it comes to politics – everyone has an opinion – and that includes musicians. Here are the best songs about U.S Presidents, ranked by your votes. Great songs have been written to honor presidents, but most of the best president songs are critical of a specific American president's policies and administration. 

Pearl Jam wrote the song, “Bushleager,” about then-president George W. Bush. “He's not a leader, he's a Texas Leaguer,” Eddie Vedder sings on this scathing tune. In concert, Vedder used to wear a mask of Bush at the start of the song. The Coup say, “if you can't get the Pres get the Veeper,” on “5 Million Ways to Kill a C.E.O.” and Rage Against the Machine emphasized how similar Al Gore was to George W. Bush with the video for their hit, “Testify.”

Lou Reed expressed his confusion about how someone could shoot John F. Kennedy on his The Blue Mask song, “The Day John Kennedy Died.” Other great presidential songs on this list include “Reagan at Bitburg,” “When The President Talks To God” and “Abraham, Martin and John.”

Which song about presidents do you think deserves the No. 1 spot? Vote it up on this list and please add any tunes we may have missed. Don't forget, if you think we missed a good song about presidents, you can add it to the list for others to vote on too!
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Neil Young

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Pearl Jam

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Frank Zappa

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Indigo Girls, P!nk

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Rage Against the Machine

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We've Got a Bigger Problem Now is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Presidents
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Mr. President (Have Pity On th... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Presidents

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Chicago

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They Might Be Giants

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Ramblin' Jack Elliott

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Al Stewart

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Elvis Costello

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Der Praesident Ist Tod is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Presidents
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Devo

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Killer Mike

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Tupac Shakur, Outlawz

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The Marshall Tucker Band

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My Daddy Is the President is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Presidents
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Young Jeezy, Nas

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The New Lost City Ramblers

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Sufjan Stevens

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Wilco, Billy Bragg

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The Offspring

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