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Campaign Soundtrack: Romney Rally Music

Music can be like the 12th man in football. How the Romney campaign set the tone and mood at his Main Line Rally.

Music is an important part of any campaign rally event. It sets the tone and the mood and can sometimes even become a campaign theme.

Ronald Regan had Proud to be An American by Lee Greenwood. Bill Clinton had Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Fleetwood Mac. Friday at the Valley Forge Military Academy Mitt Romney's campaign had the Burger King Song.

To be fair, the Burger King Commercial Song (Have it Your Way) was only about 45 seconds out of about 90 minutes of music that set the musical tone for the rally. This rally featured a music trio flown in from Nashville for the event. "Baillie and the Boys" played for about 45 minutes of the warm-up time after the doors opened but the before the candidate speeches began.

During their concert Baillie explained that while the group, who originally met through connections at the University of Delaware, may not be a household name much of their commercial theme song recordings are very familiar.  At the top of the list is a version of the Burger King song which they performed.

Self-proclaimed fans of Mitt Romney and his campaign themes, Baillie and the Boys sang for about 45 minutes. Their songs are a folksy/pop/country blend mix of upbeat and inspirational tunes.

The rest of the morning featured a soundtrack played off a laptop playlist at the back of the room.  It did not appear to be a rigid list and the guy at the console seemed to have some leeway from the songs on the list which were primarily country and upbeat popular/classic rock.

Among other recorded songs in the short set that preceeded Baillie and The Boys:

(Editor's Note: We have linked to versions of the songs by the artists played Friday but that are not necessarily the exact version played at the rally. No music videos were played at the rally)

The crowd did see a couple of Romney Campaign commercials and the Romney Bio Pic/Introduction video that was played to introduce the candidate, his family and his vision for the country at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

After Romney spoke he took to the floor of the ballroom to shake hands as Kid Rock's Born Free blasted from the speakers in the room and patio are where Romney went to address several hundred more people in an onverflow area.

Berwyn Neighbor October 03, 2012 at 09:25 PM
What a poor commentary on the blind loyalty to Obama. "Not old enough to serve in Vietnam" .... but Romney doing a Mormon mission makes him a coward? Obama worked as a community organizer -- he didn't join the Peace Corps, or enlist in the military...and he had no war to fear! This isn't politics anymore...facts aren't important..it's religion, and it only matters what people believe. By the way -- I find it interesting that Obama supporters in general cannot support their own candidate -- just tell us what's wrong with Romney. And after 4 years, it's still about GWB for them . Romney is a flawed candidate to be sure -- but imho, Obama is a flawed leader. As a community organizer, people followed him. As a President, they stand around applauding him. For who, for what?
Tim Again. October 03, 2012 at 10:04 PM
RobMe sent five bucks to the salvation army to get military experience.
Mike Shortall Sr October 03, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Like that's an issue? Geez, shall we count the Presidents who never served?
Mike Shortall Sr October 03, 2012 at 11:26 PM
How disingenuous can you get? How many Presidents have never served in the military? And why do Liberals not care a twit for the military services unless they can use them to a political end?
Agnes October 06, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Oh lets think...Obama was only Commander-in-Chief of all four branches of the U.S. military for the past three and a half years. He has run it smarter too by using special ops and military intelligence to disrupt terrorist networks. Romney on the other hand was photographed protesting for war then ran away to hide in France. He does not deserve to be Commander in Chief.

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