Carter Campaign Looking for a Song

April 17, 2014 12:03 pm

by Tim Darnell · 30 comments

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Jason Carter is looking for a song for the spring campaign season.

Here’s the message that went out on Thursday via Twitter:

Peach Pundit’s Mike Hassinger says he will buy a drink for the best response from our readers.

We also did some searching for other memorable Georgia-related campaign commercials.

Unfortunately, we were unable to find any audio or video from one of our all-time favorites: Paul Coverdell’s 1992 campaign commercial featuring an elderly lady who sang, a capella, a ditty about how Georgia wanted then-incumbent Wyche Fowler out of the U.S. Senate “because he’s just like Teddy Kennedy.”

But we did find one from his grandfather’s 1976 presidential campaign:

John Konop April 17, 2014 at 12:12 pm

This could be it….rap the new music…..

Coach Carter – Lose Yourself

TPNoGa April 17, 2014 at 12:22 pm
mountainpass April 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm


By Georgia’s own Travis Tritt

mountainpass April 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm

“NRA Democrat”

Bad Company: Bad Company

“Always on the run
Destiny is the rising sun
Oh I was born 6-gun in my hand”

mountainpass April 17, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Aldo Nova: Fantasy

“It’s not reality….
it’s just a fantasy”

Scarlet Hawk April 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm
NoTeabagging April 17, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Soggy Bottom Boys – I’m A Man Of Constant Sorrow

Bridget Cantrell April 17, 2014 at 12:59 pm

I bet a creative person could put together some new lyrics for Billy Joel’s (We haven’t been there…) “For The Longest Time. ” Louie Louie is always fun background music as is Walking on Sunshine.

And c’mon – to see Jason training for the race to Eye of the Tiger? Running through the streets getting high fives with local celebrities doing cameos as “trainers”…. end it with the victory stance in front the Capitol.

Bridget Cantrell April 17, 2014 at 1:01 pm

And… Blondie’s “One Way or Another”.

John Konop April 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Really bubble gum music? :)

Bridget Cantrell April 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Yep. Happy by Pharrell Williams is a worldwide sensation. Why? People want to feel good, to be happy, to have fun. This negative campaigning BS? Nope.

Did you notice Michelle Nunn didn’t slam anyone in her ad? Walking with the babies and smiling. General voters will eat it with a spoon. TEA Party “p1$$ed at the world” is old. “We’ll make it better together” has arrived.

caroline April 17, 2014 at 3:03 pm

You are 100 percent right. People are tired of the gloom and doom.

John Konop April 17, 2014 at 3:37 pm


Pharrell Williams – Happy (Official Music Video)

raharkne April 18, 2014 at 8:21 am

I prefer the movie version, complete with happy government minions:

Three Jack April 17, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Change the title of the old JC song to “Why not the lesser evil”

rpurvis April 17, 2014 at 1:12 pm

“Hurt”- NIN, as performed by Johnny Cash.

Will Durant April 17, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Bob Seger’s Against the Wind.

Ellynn April 17, 2014 at 2:02 pm


The Judds.

Ellynn April 17, 2014 at 8:07 pm


Grandpa, tell me ’bout the good old days
Sometimes it feels like this worlds gone crazy
Grandpa, take me back to yesterday
When the line between right and wrong
Didn’t seem so hazy


Grandpa, everything is changing fast
We call it progress, but I just don’t know
And grandpa, let’s wander back into the past
And paint me the picture of long ago

jpm April 17, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Charlie Daniel’s “Devil Came Down To Georgia” comes to mind.

Loren April 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

“Unfortunately, we were unable to find any audio or video from one of our all-time favorites: Paul Coverdell’s 1992 campaign commercial”

There’s a short clip of her in this Coverdell ad, which features a bunch of different people singing the “Put Paul Coverdell in the Senate” song, starting at 2:15:

James Fannin April 17, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Definitely “Grandpa, tell me about the good ole days” by the Judds

and of course who could ever forget that great Carter era anthem “Bomb, Bomb, Bomb,Bomb Bomb Iran” to the tune of the Beach Boys’ Barbara Ann.

Ghost of William F. Buckley April 17, 2014 at 4:32 pm

From the original Russian folk song, I submit for consideration:

“By the Long Road” – “Dorogoi dlinnoyu”

Re-made in 1972, to the more familiar: Produced by Paul McCartney.
“Those Were the Days, My Friend” – Mary Hopkin

Charlie April 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

I will offer two selections from the greatest Rock Band ever, Spinal Tap:

1) Gimme Some Money

2) Break Like The Wind

Will Durant April 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

Yeah, but they only work if you turn the amp up to 11.

Joe Pettit April 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Make sure you check out the suggestions on twitter from @cobbyrs & their followers.

I’ll take that beverage from Hassinger when y’all realize Cobb YR had the best suggestions.

Ron Daniels April 18, 2014 at 8:27 am

Is there any song more apropos than “Hair of the Dog” by Nazareth?

greencracker April 18, 2014 at 8:45 am

Holy cow, I hope Jimmy didn’t pay any money for that campaign song.

xdog April 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

The Allmans were on SNL the weekend before the Carter-Ford election and played ‘Georgia on My Mind’.

Here’s the entry in this year’s Eurovision contestby The Shin and Mariko of the other Georgia. On second thought, maybe it’d be best to save that one for election night.

Jane April 19, 2014 at 8:52 am

Nunn and Carter children are the Whitest, most unhip, Democrats in a long time. So, how about
White and nerdy by Al Y.

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