Songs about presidents are not all about political views. Some songs are merely fun, and some are serious. For instance, “Impeach The President” is a funk-soul classic from 1973. During the song, Roy Hammond and his band engage in a playful back-and-forth reminiscent of the early James Brown recordings. The band, however, is more interested in getting down than arguing with Hammond. It later became a master cut sought after by hip-hop artists in the early 1990s.
‘Texas is the reason that the president’s dead
The song ”Texas is the reason that the President’s dead” has a dark underbelly. Its lyrics are not a lyrical masterpiece, but they do contain some sex metaphors. In one part of the song, the narrator describes the murder of JFK as a “conspiracy” by Texas Conservatives to put Lyndon B. Johnson in the White House. Another part of the song involves Jackie O falling in love with the narrator.
‘You gotta suck, suck, Jackie suck’
This perverted song is not a perverted commentary on JFK’s assassination, but rather about the conspiracy theories and political abuse that sprang up after the president’s death. The lyrics also refer to the fact that Kennedy’s wife was married to Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, affectionately referred to as Jackie-O.
Glenn Miller equates the Zapruder film with the climax of Jackie-O. In the film, the back of JFK’s head is shown flying off the body and looks like it is about to explode. This image has been the subject of many parodies.
‘Texas is the reason that the president’s dead’
On October 24, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in Dallas, Texas. The President and First Lady were traveling in a ten-mile procession down Main Street when gunfire broke out. He was struck in the head and neck, and the funeral procession turned off Main Street at Dealey Plaza around 12:30 p.m.
There are several songs featuring the first four American presidents. One song features George Washington, another features Barack Obama, and the third features Donald Trump. The song was written before Joe Biden won the 2020 election, and was released between the inaugurations of both Trump and Biden. The song also highlights some interesting facts about the first four presidents, including George Washington. Besides being the first president, there were 10 other presidents who served under the Articles of Confederation.
Herbie was born on April 12, 1940, in Chicago. He became a popular jazz pianist and recording artist. He also became a leader of electric jazz-rock groups. This was the time when he started to write songs about presidents. He was also a good surfer and once ranked among the top ten on the West Coast.
Another song about presidents was written by Pat Fish. The track was written during the Cold War paranoia. It starts with a simple beat and insistent bassline, but it quickly ramps up the nervousness factor. The song’s chorus chants, “The Red Russians shot my rocket down!”
Aron Accurso is an actor, pianist, and composer. He has worked with Sesame Street and is currently working on a musical with Joey Mazzarino. He studied writing for the stage at a BMI workshop, and he was also awarded a drama guild fellowship.
‘Attila the Hun’
The song “Attila the Hun” is a calypso anthem that celebrates FDR’s trip to Trinidad in 1936. The original version by Raymond Quevedo has a pleasing lilt. But there’s a Ry Cooder cover that has a much more refined production. It’s a slick tune that Roosevelt would surely approve of.
Attila the Hun was a famous leader of the Huns. His name means “scourge of God.” He ruled the Huns with his brother until the latter’s death a dozen years later. He extorted tribute from both the Eastern and Western Roman Empires.