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Hillary Clinton chooses Rachel Platten’s ‘Fight Song’

Singer Rachel Platten, pictured performing before the NFL Pro Bowl last Sunday. Her “Fight Song” was Hillary Clinton’s victory song at the Iowa caucuses.
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Singer Rachel Platten, pictured performing before the NFL Pro Bowl last Sunday. Her “Fight Song” was Hillary Clinton’s victory song at the Iowa caucuses.

There’s a long history of singers objecting to politicians co-opting their songs. Bruce Springsteen, for example, bristled when Ronald Reagan used “Born in the U.S.A.” during the 1984 election; Tom Petty protested when John McCain used “I Won’t Back Down” in 2008; and, just the other day, Adele demanded Donald Trump stop playing “Rolling in the Deep” at rallies. But some singers don’t mind at all, and we’re guessing Newton-bred pop star Rachel Platten (inset) is one of them. Platten’s hit, “Fight Song,” blared over the PA after Hillary Clinton declared victory in the Iowa caucus Monday night. (Not coincidentally, the Democratic presidential candidate concluded her remarks by saying: “I want you to know . . . I will keep fighting for you!”) And what about Bernie Sanders? The second-place finisher gave a rousing speech to supporters and then exited to David Bowie’s “Starman.”

Listen to the song here:

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