Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll

Pop music and the presidency have a long history dating back to the founding of our nation. There have probably been thousands of tunes written about the occupants of the oval office, as well as candidates to be the chief executive. On this episode we will survey more than fifty such songs since the dawn of the so-called rock and roll era in the early 1950s.

Most of these recordings made Billboard Magazine's various hit singles and albums charts, and those that didn’t are still worth noting.

We present the most popular presidents in pop music, as well as those who were reviled on records. One president was featured on a CD as a jazz artist. And another was castigated on a two-CD set by multiple artists.

But no matter what your political party is, I hope you’ll elect to join us for the presidents of rock and roll.