Elected (song)

"Elected" is a single by rock band Alice Cooper, released as the first Hot 100 hit on their sixth studio album Billion Dollar Babies (1972). The single reached #26 during election week on the charts in the United States, #4 on the charts in the United Kingdom and #3 in Austria. It inspired one of the first MTV style story line promo videos ever made for a song.

"Elected"
Alice Cooper - Elected.jpg
Single cover
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Billion Dollar Babies
B-side"Luney Tune"
Released6 September 1972 (US) [1]
RecordedAugust 1972
GenreHard rock[2]
Length
  • 4:05 (album version)
  • 3:40 (single version)
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
Producer(s)Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"School's Out"
(1972)
"Elected"
(1972)
"Hello Hooray"
(1973)

The song is a reworked version of their debut single "Reflected" from their album of 1969, Pretties for You.[3] According to Alice Cooper, Joey Ramone acknowledged the similarity between "Elected" and the Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated."[4]

Chart positionsEdit

Year Country Position
1972 United States 26[5]
1972 United Kingdom 4[6]
1972 Austria 3[7]
1972 Netherlands 5[8]
1972 Ireland 8[9]
1972 Germany 3[10]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Elected" – 3:40
  2. "Luney Tune" – 3:36

Appearances on albumsEdit

PersonnelEdit

Cover versionsEdit

"(I Want To Be) Elected"
 
Single by Mr. Bean and Smear Campaign ft. Bruce Dickinson
B-side"(I Want To Be) Elected"
ReleasedApril 1992
Recorded1992
Genre
Length4:28
LabelLondon Records (for Comic Relief)
Songwriter(s)A. Cooper, D. Dunaway, G. Buxton, M. Bruce, N. Smith
Producer(s)Chris Tsangarides

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alice cooper singles".
  2. ^ Talevski, Nick (2010). Rock Obituaries: Knocking On Heaven's Door. Omnibus Press. p. 64. ISBN 9780857121172.
  3. ^ "Alice Cooper". Music Might. Archived from the original on May 6, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  4. ^ Marc Maron (August 24, 2017). "Episode 840 - Alice Cooper". WTF with Marc Maron (Podcast). Event occurs at 52:15. Archived from the original on August 24, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  5. ^ "Alice Cooper - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles" Allmusic. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ ""Austrian Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" Austriancharts.at. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
  8. ^ ""Dutch Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  9. ^ ""Irish Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" irishcharts.com. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  10. ^ ""German Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" Archived September 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine musicline.de. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)