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National Review Publishes Top 50 Conservative Songs

Partially in response to Neil Young's new CD which sharply criticizes the Bush administration, Conservative magazine The National Review has published a "The Top 50 Greatest Conservative Songs" of all time. Clever idea until you take a look at the top 10 and ask if you believe that the artist who wrote and sang these songs intended to send a Conservative message:

  1. "Won’t Get Fooled Again" - The Who **
  2. "Taxman" - The Beatles
  3. "Sympathy for the Devil" - The Rolling Stones
  4. "Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  5. "Wouldn’t It Be Nice" - The Beach Boys
  6. "Gloria" - U2
  7. "Revolution" - The Beatles
  8. "Bodies" - The Sex Pistols
  9. "Don’t Tread on Me" - Metallica
  10. "20th Century Man" - The Kinks

** The Who's Pete Townshend responds on his blog.

Next week Hypebot will be publishing a Top 50,000 Liberal Songs with a surprisingly similar Top 10.