While angry voters across the country crash Capitol Hill phone lines and websites to tell their congressional representatives their views about the debt crisis, Hill staffers have been circulating a list of songs to keep their spirits up as the debt ceiling stalemate continues. Here, three of the most appropriate songs on the list:
Lionel Richie: Dancing on the Ceiling
The Eagles: Take it to the Limit
And my favorite for the Republicans … Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: I Won’t Back Down
The other songs on the list (profanity and inappropriate content in some): Dire Straits, Money for Nothing; Red Hot Chili Peppers, Higher Ground; Notorious B.I.G., Get Money; Lil Wayne, Sky’s the Limit; Bloodhound Gang, The Roof is on Fire; Bad Boy Productions, Mo Money Mo Problems; The Beatles, Taxman; The Temptations, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg; Amy Winehouse, Back to Black; Madonna, Borderline; Barrett Strong, Money (That’s what I want); ABBA, Money Money Money; The OJ’s, For the Love of Money; Paul Engeman, Push It to the Limit; Jason Derule, The Sky’s the Limit; and The Beatles, HELP!
This list is a good start, but I’m sure there are more and better options out there — a couple with fewer cusswords and more melody, maybe? Feel free to add your suggestions!