President Trump’s first rally for the reason that COVID-19 lockdown simply went down in Tulsa. Right here’s an inventory of the songs that have been performed.
The president’s use of music throughout his large rallies is contentious amongst artists — to say the least. Artists like Aerosmith, R.E.M., Prince, Rihanna, Queen, the Village Folks, and numerous others have objected to their music enjoying throughout rallies. However there’s not a lot they’ll do about it due to how U.S. copyright regulation works.
Trump holds his rallies at large arenas which have intensive music efficiency licensing agreements to play these songs. That leaves artists who’re offended by a Trump rally playlist look with little recourse. They will object publicly and ask Trump to cease enjoying their music — however legally, there’s little recourse.
Trump’s rallies often deal with traditional rock, generally pop, and weirdly as soon as, Celine Dion’s theme tune from Titanic and even music from the Broadway musical Cats.
In Tulsa on Saturday night time, right here’s an inventory of the songs that have been performed.
“Saturday Evening’s Alright (For Preventing)”
Neil Younger & Loopy Horse
“All Proper Now”
Mike Pence Speech
“Solely In America”
Brooks & Dunn
“I Received’t Again Down”
“She’s a Rainbow”
The Rolling Stones
“Within the Finish” (Linkin Park Cowl)
Tommee Profitt feat. Fleurie & Jung Youth
“God Bless the usA.”
“You Can’t At all times Get What You Need”
The Rolling Stones
Earlier Trump Rally Playlist Songs
Lee Greenwood – “God Bless the usA.”
This tune often performs as Trump prepares to take the stage in the beginning of one in all his rallies. Greenwood himself is a Conservative Christian, so he approves of the president’s use of his tune. “Donald Trump is a patriot,” Greenwood says.
R.E.M. – “Shedding My Faith” and “Everyone Hurts”
R.E.M. has been some of the vocal teams about suing Trump for utilizing their music. They not too long ago introduced they’re contemplating authorized motion in opposition to the marketing campaign if Trump continues to play their music. Will both of these songs make an look tonight in Tulsa?
Queen – “We Are The Champions”
Trump used this well-known Queen tune a number of occasions throughout his 2016 rallies. Finally, the band requested him to cease enjoying the tune, and it labored – for a short while. Final October, Trump performed “We Will Rock You” with out permission.
Weapons ‘N Roses – “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”
Trump often performs this Weapons N’ Roses hit at his rallies. The tune was initially written by Bob Dylan, who hasn’t commented on its utilization at any of the rallies. Axl Rose tweeted that he thought it was ironic Trump supporters “hearken to a bunch of anti-Trump music at his rallies.”
Michael Jackson – “Beat It”
Trump is keen on this one and performed it a number of occasions at a rally in Milwaukee. The Michael Jackson Property hasn’t mentioned something publicly about Trump enjoying his music. The 2 have been mates when Jackson was alive.
The Village Folks – “Macho Man”
Trump has performed each “YMCA” and “Macho Man” at his rallies prior to now. After the current protests, one of many lead singers requested the president to chorus from enjoying their music at his rallies.
Elton John – “Candle within the Wind,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man,” “Saturday Evening’s Alright for Preventing”
Elton John is without doubt one of the largest objectors to discovering his music in a Trump rally playlist. Trump loves Elton John’s music and sometimes performs it at his rallies. Trump even used “little Rocket Man” to confer with North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-un.
The Beatles – “Hey Jude”
Trump has performed this one a couple of occasions at rallies prior to now. Sir Paul McCartney has straight criticized the U.S. president in a brand new tune referred to as “Regardless of Repeated Warnings.”
Brooks & Dunn – “Solely In America”
This Brooks & Dunn tune has been used on the final three presidents throughout their campaigns, to be honest. Neither singer has objected to the usage of the tune for marketing campaign functions. Brooks referred to as Obama’s use of the tune “very flattering.”
Journey – “Don’t Cease Believing”
The band members of Journey are cut up on their Trump rally playlist look. Guitarist Neal Scheon has expressed his frustration with the marketing campaign utilizing this tune. Whereas bandmates Arnel Pineda, Jonathan Cain, and Ross Valory visited the White Home in 2017.
Neil Younger – “Rockin’ Within the Free World”
Neil Younger has been a vocal Trump critic, and in 2018 he requested the marketing campaign to cease utilizing his music. Later feedback reveal that Younger hopes Trump is voted out this 12 months, so let’s see if his music seems on a Trump rally playlist.
Billy Joel – “Piano Man”
Billy Joel wore a Star of David in protest of the president throughout a stage efficiency after Trump’s “very effective folks on either side” feedback. The feedback got here after a white supremacist drove by way of a crowd of individuals in Charlottesville and killed one particular person.
Celine Dion – “My Coronary heart Will Go On”
Celine Dion was one in all many artists (additionally Elton John) who have been invited to carry out at Trump’s 2016 inauguration. Each Dion and John declined to seem.
Frank Sinatra – “My Means”
We’ll by no means know Sinatra’s opinion on Trump utilizing his music throughout the marketing campaign, however right here’s an attention-grabbing tidbit. Based on Sinatra’s former supervisor, Sinatra informed Trump to “go f—ok himself” after Trump tried to renegotiate an Atlantic Metropolis on line casino contract with him. However possibly they ironed issues out.
Tina Turner – “The Greatest”
Who is aware of how Turner feels about showing on a Trump rally playlist. Her opinion isn’t public both method.
Phil Collins – “In The Air Tonight”
Collins went on report with Billboard in 2016, saying he believes Trump is “a giant accident ready to occur.” Nonetheless, he hasn’t publicly requested the president to cease enjoying his music at his rallies.