Elected (song)

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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, rock, glam rock[1]
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"
"Hello Hooray"

"Elected" is a 1972 song by rock band Alice Cooper, the first Hot 100 hit on their 6th studio album Billion Dollar Babies. The single 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.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

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

Track listing[edit]

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

Appearances on Albums[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.[9] 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

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/song/elected-mt0030659025
  2. ^ "Alice Cooper". Music Might. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Alice Cooper - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles" Allmusic. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
  4. ^ Rice, Jo; Tim Rice; Paul Gambaccini; Mike Read (1979). The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (2nd ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 56. ISBN 0-900424-99-0. 
  5. ^ ""Austrian Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" Austriancharts.at. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
  6. ^ ""Dutch Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  7. ^ ""Irish Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" irishcharts.com. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  8. ^ ""German Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" musicline.de. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  9. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/_/mr%20bean%20%26%20smear%20campaign%20featuring%20bruce%20dickinson/

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