Thursday, September 01, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Pop Music Selection

Mrs Clinton's Favourite Songs:

Born in 1947 and graduating from college in 1969 and Yale Law School in 1973,
Hillary Clinton would have gone through the same kind of music and possibly appreciated similar pop stars in the three decades that this blog is familiar with i.e. the 50's, 60's and 70's.  

"I'm a child of the sixties," she told a Philipino audience once. According to Rolling Stone magazine, she grew up with The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who and The Doors. Except for the last group, more of a British influence? 

During her college days in the 1960's she was rockin' and rollin' to King Elvis and Motown's vocal favourites, The Supremes.  Currently, she's supported by top music makers Elton John, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Cher, Quincy Jones and screen money spinners like Steven Spielberg, Leonardo Dicaprio and George Clooney, all loved by the 60's and 70's generation of fans and adulators.

The impressive list continues with Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen de Generes, Jamie Lee Curtis (daugher of Tony Curtis), Will Ferrell and J.J. Abrams (Star Wars director).  These are only some of the famous names backing Hillary Clinton for the POTUS seat.

                       Joni Mitchell Chelsea Morning by cowdogmoof

Like the lady she is, Mrs Clinton would definitely love the song, I Am Woman (1971), by Helen Reddy, praising female acts like country and western star Loretta Lynn, today's singers Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga. Naturally, she is all for female empowerment.

She had these power ladies on stage to perform in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention in July. Carole King, living legend, sang, You've Got A Friend followed by other current pop super stars Kate Perry and Jessica Sanchez.  The theme song for the evening was Stronger Together, written specially for the campaign and the convention. 

According to her, these women are the best at what they do; whether they were fronting soul bands, writing dance anthems and lyrics or crooning ballads about young love and heartbreak, she finds them very impressive and amazing.  She has thirteen special songs to follow her on the campaign trail and include pops by Jennifer Lopez, Marc Antony, Kelly Clarkson and others. 

Wiki biography wrote that the Clintons chose the name Chelsea for their daughter because they love the 1969 Judy Collins pop hit by Joni Mitchell, Chelsea Morning. The name was also inspired by their London visit when they popped into the Chelsea neighbourhood during Christmas in 1979.

Apparently Mrs Clinton has a music playlist on her iPod and they were Respect (1965), by Aretha Franklin, Beautiful Day (2000) by U2, Take It To The Limit (1975) by the Eagles and the Beatles worst number one hit. Could be, Hey Jude (1968). 

She loves Shania Twain's, Man I Feel Like A Woman (1995) and Fleetwood Mac's Landslide (1975). Mrs Clinton enjoys classical music too, depending on her mood.  Songs are effective communicators and below are some of these tongue-in-cheek quips (?) that Mrs Clinton might use:

Love Me Tender (by Elvis Presley): Definitely not to Donald Trump.
It's Now Or Never (by Elvis Presley): To her campaigners all the time.
Stand By Your Man (Tammy Wynette): She did, didn't she?
Promises, Promises (Dionne Warwick): Her supporters after the election.
It Doesn't Matter Any More (Buddy Holly): After 8th November, 2016.

The world will probably know whether she'll be on top of the hit parade come 8th November in 2016 or she will be out of the Hall Of Fame as 45th President of the United States. It's never easy to predict a hit parade chart.

Information from: 
Rolling Stone Magazine, Wikipedia, Websites about Hillary Clinton and her music preferences.

Images: Google. With Elton John, Paul McCartney, Cher and Bill Clinton with Stevie Wonder. Below with Donald and Melanie Trump.
You Tube Video: Joni Mitchell Chelsea Morning by cowdogmoof

It would be interesting to find out what 60's and 70's pop songs some of our Ministers in charge are listening to and compile individual lists. 

Come on guys, cut the stress and strain. Listen to music more often and tell me what you listen to. Write in soon. 
Latest: 6th November, 2016.

Clinton pop singers supporters use foul language in their lyrics during her campaign. 

Donald Trump was suddenly taken off the stage for security reasons. Secret Service agents took a suspect away from the floor.


chakap chakap said...

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are almost exactly the same age, but they don’t even seem to be from the same generation.

“I come from the ’60s, a long time ago,” she said during a 2015 debate. Trump does too — but not the campus 1960's. He’s from the Rat Pack 1960's.

It’s remarkable how his mannerisms, his speech patterns and his general mien precisely reflect the ring-a-ding-ding heyday of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin — the hippest cats in show business way back in 1962.

By John Podhoretz
New York Post. Edited

Anonymous said...

Hi Andy, Happy Teachers Day even though we have all retired. Enjoyed reading this piece about HC probably the next POTUS. Was at bmss 2 days ago and as usual shared with others about your blog. Keep writing, kawan. KM

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

A special thank you KM. Appreciate your support all these years. And grateful for spreading the blog to our friends and colleagues across the MOE. Hopefully they will tell the children too.


henri gann said...

A good writeup on Hillary. Thumbs up Andy ����

Joe Mama You Tube said...

She had polio as a child and it weakened her so she was unable to fret some of the more difficult chords. So to compensate for this she devised these alternate tunings so she could get the sound she wanted while still being able to fret the chords.

About Joni Mitchell

chakap chakap said...

"Chelsea Morning" is a song written and composed by Joni Mitchell and recorded for the singer's second album, "Clouds", which she released in 1969. Prior to its release on the Mitchell album, it had been issued as a single by Judy Collins earlier in the year and as a track on the debut album by Fairport Convention in 1968.

A Wiki article

chakap chakap said...

Bill Clinton's Top Songs of all time:

Miles Davis - "My Funny Valentine"
Nina Simone - "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free"
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - "My One And Only Love"
Zoot Sims - "Summertime"
Mahalia Jackson - "Take My Hand, Precious Lord"
Judy Collins - "Chelsea Morning"*

David Sanborn - "Harlem Nocturne"
Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl"
Carly Simon - "I Get Along Without You Very Well"
Stan Getz with Bahai - "Charlie Byrd"
Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

Sarah McLachlan - "Angel"
Elton John - "Philadelphia Freedom"
Willie Nelson - "A Song For You"
Joan Baez - "Winds Of The Old Days"
John Williams - "Concierto de Aranjuez"


Lyndsey Parker
The Difference•
October 13, 2011


Whatever it is, we've lots of well known actors and film producers and businesses, planning to move to Canada if Trump wins the Presidency.

chakap chakap said...

Singer supporters of Clinton use extremely band language in lyrics to condemn Trump.

RC said...

Clinton getting more and more ridiculous and to put words to a song lyric is a shameful and disgraceful act.

EGO said...

Trump the politician knows the danger and the gamble I'm sure.

ysp said...

Birds of a feather flock together. Real artistes won't disgrace themselves.