|Single by Alice Cooper|
|from the album Billion Dollar Babies|
|Songwriter(s)||Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith|
|Alice Cooper singles chronology|
"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.
- "Elected" - 4:05
- "Luney Tune" - 3:36
Appearances on albums
- Billion Dollar Babies
- Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits
- The Beast of Alice Cooper
- The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper
- Mascara and Monsters: The Best of Alice Cooper
- The Definitive Alice Cooper
- The Essentials: Alice Cooper
- School's Out and Other Hits
- Alice Cooper - vocals
- Glen Buxton - Lead guitar
- Michael Bruce - rhythm guitar
- Dennis Dunaway - Bass
- Neal Smith - drums
|"(I Want To Be) Elected"|
|Single by Mr. Bean & Smear Campaign ft Bruce Dickinson|
|B-side||"(I Want To Be) Elected"|
|Format||7", CD single|
|Recorded||Battery Studios, London, 1992|
|Genre||Hard rock, Comedy rock|
|Label||London Records (for Comic Relief)|
|Songwriter(s)||A. Cooper, D. Dunaway, G. Buxton, M. Bruce, N. Smith|
- 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 Singles Chart. 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
- British hard rock band Def Leppard recorded a live version in 1987 used as a b-side for their songs Heaven Is and Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion) from their 1992 album Adrenalize.
In popular culture
- "Elected" was used as the closing theme for the second part of the Adult Swim television special Young Person's Guide to History.
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