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About Elected

"Elected" is a single by rock band Alice Cooper, released as the first Hot 100 hit on their sixth studio album Billion Dollar Babies (1972). The single reached #26 during election week on the charts in the United States, #4 on the charts in the United Kingdom and #3 in Austria. It inspired one of the first MTV style story line promo videos ever made for a song. The song is a reworked version of their debut single "Reflected" from their album of 1969, Pretties for You.


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I'm your top prime cut of meat, I'm your choice
I wanna be elected
I'm your Yankee Doodle Dandy in a gold Rolls Royce
I wanna be elected

Kids want a savior and don't need a fake
I wanna be elected
We're all gonna rock to the rules that I make
I wanna be elected, elected, elected

I never lied to you, I've always been cool
I wanna be elected
I gotta get the vote, and I told you 'bout school
I wanna be elected, elected, elected

Hallelujah, I wanna be selected
Everyone in the United States Of America

We're gonna win this one, take the country by storm
We're gonna be elected
You and me together, young and strong
We're gonna be elected, elected, elected

Respected, selected, call collected
I wanna be elected

"And if I am elected
I promise the formation of a new party
A third party, the wild party
I know we have problems
We got problems right here in Central City
We have problems on the North, South, East and West
New York City, Saint Louis, Philadelphia, Los Angeles
Detroit, Chicago
Everybody has problems
And personally, I don't care"

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Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American rock singer, songwriter and musician whose career spans more than four decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, and baby dolls, Cooper has drawn equally from horror movies, vaudeville and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical and violent brand of heavy metal designed to shock. more »

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10 facts about this song

Genre Classification
"Elected" is classified as a hard rock and glam rock song. This genre is characterized by high energy, raw intensity, and often bold, extravagant performances.
Release Date
The song was officially released on 27 September 1972. This was a time when the rock music scene was dynamic and evolving quickly.
Album Belonging
"Elected" is part of the album, 'Billion Dollar Babies.' This sixth studio album by Alice Cooper was one of their most commercially successful releases.
Chart Performance
"Elected" rose to No.26 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in the United States. Furthermore, it hit No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Alice Cooper's first top 10 hit in the UK.
Context Behind Song
The release of "Elected" was timed with the 1972 United States presidential election. The song is a direct satire of the political process with Alice Cooper himself running a mock campaign for president.
Music Video
The music video for "Elected" featured Alice Cooper in a Nixon-style costume and the other band members dressed as secret service agents – reflecting the satirical political tone of the song.
While "Elected" itself wasn’t specifically nominated for an award, the album ‘Billion Dollar Babies,’ on which it appears, received the Certified Canadian Gold award.
The track was written by the original Alice Cooper members – Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith. All members contributed to the songwriting process, a collaborative approach that was quite common at that time.
Unique Promotion
Alice Cooper's representation even set up a phone number that the public could call to support his "campaign," further enforcing the satire. This was a unique promotional approach for a song during this era.
Pop Culture Influence
The song "Elected" and its associated campaign were featured in a series of 2004 Ikea commercials, showing the lasting pop culture influence that Alice Cooper has managed to retain over the years.

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