Hillary Clinton likes to think of herself as a champion for women and someone who's willing to punch through a glass ceiling. The only thing more annoying that her ego and sense of entitlement is her campaign's anthem "Fight Song."
While there has never been a scientific study, it's safe to say that "Fight Song" is easily one of the worst songs of the year. This isn't even a partisan issue, it's just a terrible song.
“I hate ‘Fight Song.’ It’s one of the worst songs ever released,” Gerric Kennedy, Los Angeles Times music writer, told Yahoo News. “It’s schmaltzy, forgettable.”
Kennedy wasn't the only reporter who blasted the song:
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.— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 24, 2016
Last week, I told the traveling Hillary press that I still liked "Fight Song" and they ordered me off the plane. https://t.co/P9FB2FfFyC— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) August 23, 2016
Just 77 days until none of us ever have to hear Fight Song again.— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 23, 2016
Clinton staffer claims "Fight Song" is good, which is a lie https://t.co/wR9FyM1xBf pic.twitter.com/hUEoN8f7El— Justin Green (@JGreenDC) August 23, 2016
A Bernie Sanders campaign staffer even told Yahoo News that the song was a “wrecking ball inside my brain.”
Only a total political hack or music novice like Sen. Christ Murphy (D-Ct.) would openly praise the song. He also liked Nick Lachey's solo work, and not just the one song about Jessica Simpson dumping him.
I like Fight Song ALOT. @HillaryClinton should keep it. But I also listened to the first @NickLachey solo album on repeat. So there's that.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 23, 2016
There are good campaign songs that Clinton could have picked from. She could have picked "This is the Song That Never Ends" and it would have been better than "Fight Song."
Still, it fits Clinton's campaign like a glove: It's corporate, repetitive, and panders to women. That's what she does best, just ask millennials, Latinos, and Beyonce.