5 songs Michele Bachmann could use for her presidential campaign


Michele Bachmann is only 24 hours into her candidacy for the U.S. presidency, and already she's gotten herself into a bit of hot water: In addition to confusing John Wayne with serial killer John Wayne Gacy in her speech about her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, Bachmann riled up Tom Petty by using his song "American Girl" to conclude her announcement without his consent.

We thought we'd help Bachmann out by offering up some suggestions for songs she could use out on the campaign trail.

"American Woman" by the Guess Who

Choice lyrics: "Colored lights can hypnotize / Sparkle someone else's eyes / Now woman, get away from me / American woman, mama let me be."

"Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley

Choice lyrics: "Come on now, who do you, who do you, who do you, who do you think you are / Ha ha ha bless your soul / You really think you're in control / Well, I think you're crazy."

Bonus points: Both Bachmann and Gnarls Barkley's Cee Lo Green seem to have trouble saying what they really mean.

"Voodoo Woman" by Koko Taylor

Choice lyrics: "They call me the voodoo woman / And I know the reason why / Lord if I raise my name / You know the sky begin to cry."

"Liar Liar" by the Castaways

Choice lyrics: "Liar, liar, pants on fire / Your nose is longer than a telephone wire."

"Long Shot" by Katy Perry

Choice lyrics: "Now I'll take a chance on / This thing we may have started/ Intentional or not I/ Dont think we saw it coming."

More choice lyrics: "Oh I waited for fact to come of fiction... It's a long shot but I say why not."

Thanks to Celebration Gen for the inspiration and the suggestion of "American Woman."