Elected (song)

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"Elected"

Single cover
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Billion Dollar Babies
B-side "Looney Tune"
Released September 1972
Recorded August 1972
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock, glam rock
Length 4:05
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"School's Out"
(1972)
"Elected"
(1972)
"Hello Hooray"
(1973)

"Elected" is a 1972 song by rock band Alice Cooper, from their 6th studio album Billion Dollar Babies. As a single it reached #26 during election week on the US charts, #4 on the UK charts and #3 in Austria. It inspired one of the first MTV-style story-line promo videos ever made for a song.

The song was a radical re-write of their 1969 song "Reflected" from the album Pretties for You.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Country Position
1972 US 26[2]
1972 UK 4[3]
1972 Austria 3[4]
1972 Netherlands 5[5]
1972 Ireland 8[6]
1972 Germany 3[7]

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. "Elected" - 4:05
  2. "Luney Tune" - 3:36

Appearances on Albums[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

"(I Want To Be) Elected"
Single by Mr. Bean & Smear Campaign ft Bruce Dickinson
B-side (I Want To Be) Elected
Released April 1992
Format 7", CD single
Recorded Battery Studios, London, 1992
Genre Hard rock, Comedy rock
Length 4:28
Label London Records (for Comic Relief)
Writer(s) A. Cooper, D. Dunaway, G. Buxton, M. Bruce, N. Smith
Producer(s) Chris Tsangarides
  • In 1992, a single and video version titled "(I Want To Be) Elected" by Mr. Bean and Smear Campaign was released in support of the British charity Comic Relief and featured a performance by Bruce Dickinson and members of the UK hard-rock band Taste (later known as Skin). The record was released in the run-up to the UK General Election of 1992 and reached No. 9 in the UK charts.[8] The video version, in which Mr. Bean's doorstep canvassing and electoral stunts are intercut with live video of Dickinson and the band, was directed by Paul Weiland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alice Cooper". Music Might. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alice Cooper - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles" Allmusic. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
  3. ^ Rice, Jo; Tim Rice, Paul Gambaccini and Mike Read (1979). The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (2nd ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 56. ISBN 0-900424-99-0. 
  4. ^ ""Austrian Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" Austriancharts.at. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
  5. ^ ""Dutch Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  6. ^ ""Irish Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" irishcharts.com. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  7. ^ ""German Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" musicline.de. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  8. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/mr%20bean%20%26%20smear%20campaign%20featuring%20bruce%20dickinson/

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