Hillary Clinton staffers are defending the campaign's theme song, the 2015 pop hit "Fight Song," against criticism that it's the worst thing ever written.
"I actually love 'Fight Song.' It represents how Hillary Clinton will never give up, and she will do everything she can to make sure families get ahead and stay ahead," the Clinton campaign's director of millennial media, Christopher Huntley, the Yahoo News.
Clinton's millennial vote director, Sarah Audelo, added, "For me, 'Fight Song' is a reminder of what's at stake in this election.
"The fight for immigration reform, the protection of black lives, environmental justice and the continued fight for reproductive justice. We can't afford to give up — the stakes are too high," she said.
"Fight Song" is played at Clinton campaign rallies over and over again.
The Clinton campaign also released its own version of "Fight Song" in July featuring an array of celebrities singing the tune line-by-line. The music video, like the song itself, was played repeatedly at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this year.
Yet another Clinton staffer told Yahoo, "'Fight Song' is an anthem. 'Fight Song' is a way of f—-ing life. It un-ironically brings me joy."
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who argued at the DNC that Clinton would enact much-needed gun control reforms, offered his support Tuesday for the campaign's theme song.
"I like Fight Song ALOT [sic]. @HillaryClinton should keep it. But I also listened to the first @NickLachey solo album on repeat. So there's that," he said on social media.
But for the people who cover the 2016 general election, and for the ones who hear "Fight Song" on repeat at campaign rallies day after day, the feelings are not mutual.
"I would rather be strapped to a chair and forced to listen to 'Tiny Dancer' on a loop for 9 hours than hear Fight Song one more time," the Daily Beast's Olivia Nuzzi said on social media.
"If I hear 'Fight Song' one more time I am joining [the Islamic State]," she added.
One general election reporter told the Washington Examiner separately, "F—k 'Fight Song.' The worst."
The Los Angeles Times' Gerrick Kennedy summed up the widespread dislike, writing, "I hate 'Fight Song.' It's one of the worst songs ever released. It's schmaltzy, forgettable."