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7 Times Presidents Sparked Controversy By Including Musicians In Their Speech

Musicians and politicians are always at loggerheads. There has always been a bone of contention! The political leaders tend to use their songs during their campaigns and speeches without their permission. Musicians denounce them for the same.

Here is the list of few controversies happened during presidential elections in the US, New Zealand, Germany.

7 Times Presidents Sparked Controversy By Including Musicians In Their Speech

7 Times Presidents Sparked Controversy By Including Musicians In Their Speech

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1. Ronald Reagan vs Bruce

1. Ronald Reagan vs Bruce

The American President Ronald Reagan used Springsteen's song 'Born in the USA" without his consent. Bruce objected him for the same in public.

Bruce Springsteen is a legendary American singer, songwriter and a humanitarian. Few of his old famous 90's albums are The River, Wrecking Ball, Nebraska.etc. 

2. Barack Obama vs Sam Moore

2. Barack Obama vs Sam Moore

A democratic candidate Barack Obama was ceased for using Sam Moore's song "Hold on, I'm comin" in 2008 during rallies.

The soul man Sam Moore is an American songwriter, singer and musician. Few of his famous songs are Rainy night in Georgia, Hold on I'm comin and many more.

3. George W Bush vs Sting

3. George W Bush vs Sting

The former US President George W Bush often used Sting's "Brand new day" during his campaigns. Brit Sting opposed him for doing this many times.

An England singer is a principal singer, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist, activist and actor. His few of famous songs are shape of my heart, desert rose and many more.

4. Angela Merkel vs Rolling Stones

4. Angela Merkel vs Rolling Stones

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel used Rolling Stones song Angie during re election in 2005 without permission.

The Rolling Stones is English rock band formed in London in 1962. Members  in band are Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts.

5. John Key vs Eminem

5. John Key vs Eminem

The President of New Zealand National Party used Eminem's song Lose Yourself in a re-election campaign without his consent.

Marshall Bruce Mathers lll, professionally known as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter. He was born in Detroit, Michigan. But I don't think that Eminem gives a damn about this!

6. Sarah Palin vs Heart

6. Sarah Palin vs Heart

Sara Palin, a republican kept on using Heart's song '"Angie" during re-election ad campaign without their permission.

Heart band was founded by Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson in Canada. They are also known as The Army, White Heart and Hocus Pocus.

7. John Mccain vs Bon Jovi

7. John Mccain vs Bon Jovi

A Republican leader was ceased for using Bon Jovi's song "Take a chance on me" during his election campaign without his permission.

Bon Jovi is an American band lead by Bon Jovi. It was formed in 1983 in New Jersey. Its most played tracks are It's my life, Always, Livin' on a prayer and many more.

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