quarta-feira, 13 de agosto de 2008

BBC: US candidates back Sinatra songs

Frank Sinatra
Both presidential candidates are fans of Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra is the only artist to feature among the top 10 favourite songs of both US presidential candidates, it has been revealed.

Democrat Barack Obama included You'd Be So Easy To Love and John McCain I've Got You Under My Skin in the lists compiled by US magazine Blender.

Abba are favoured by Republican Mr McCain with Dancing Queen at number one and Take a Chance On Me at three.

Obama's favourite song, meanwhile, is Fugees' 1996 hit Ready Or Not.

The rest of Obama's top five features older tracks with Marvin Gaye's What's Going On at number two and Bruce Springsteen's I'm On Fire at number three.

His top five is made up by Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones and Nina Simone's Sinnerman.

Pro-Obama song

Mr McCain's second favourite song after Dancing Queen is Blue Bayou by Roy Orbison.

His fourth favourite track is 1973 country hit If We Make It Through December, by Merle Haggard, followed by As Time Goes, recorded in 1942 by Dooley Wilson.

The top 10 of 71-year-old Mr McCain is made up exclusively of older tracks.

But the choices of 46-year-old Mr Obama include rapper Kanye West's 2006 hit Touch the Sky at number six and Yes We Can by Will.i.am at number 10.

Yes We Can is a pro-Obama song based on a speech he delivered in January and features guest vocals from a number of US singers and celebrities including John Legend and Scarlett Johansson.

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