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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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Campaigner Neil Young

The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years The Greatest Rock Stars Who Died Before 30

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Bushleaguer Pearl Jam

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Testify Rage Against the Machine

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Reagan at Bitburg Frank Zappa

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Dear Mr President Indigo Girls, P!nk

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We've Got a Bigger Problem Now is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Presidents
punksnotdead added We've Got a Bigger Problem Now Dead Kennedys

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Harry Truman Chicago

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Eisenhower Blues Elvis Costello

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Der Praesident Ist Tod is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Presidents
punksnotdead added Der Praesident Ist Tod Extrabreit

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Whip It Devo

The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

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My Daddy Is the President is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Presidents
dukesings added My Daddy Is the President

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My President Young Jeezy, Nas

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Mr. Garfield Ramblin' Jack Elliott

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Warren Harding Al Stewart

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White House Blues The New Lost City Ramblers

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James K. Polk They Might Be Giants

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Reagan Killer Mike

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Kill the President The Offspring

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Letter to the President Tupac Shakur, Outlawz

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Mr. President The Marshall Tucker Band

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Presidents & Magistrates Sufjan Stevens

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Christ for President Wilco, Billy Bragg

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