Debt ceiling remix: “Dance on the ceiling”

posted at 5:07 pm on July 26, 2011 by Tina Korbe

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!


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