"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.
|Single by Alice Cooper|
|from the album Billion Dollar Babies|
|Released||6 September 1972 (US) |
|Songwriter(s)||Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith|
|Alice Cooper singles chronology|
The song is a reworked version of their debut single "Reflected" from their album of 1969, Pretties for You. According to Alice Cooper, Joey Ramone acknowledged the similarity between "Elected" and the Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated."
- "Elected" – 3:40
- "Luney Tune" – 3:36
Appearances on albumsEdit
|"(I Want To Be) Elected"|
|Single by Mr. Bean and Smear Campaign ft. Bruce Dickinson|
|B-side||"(I Want To Be) Elected"|
|Label||London Records (for Comic Relief)|
|Songwriter(s)||A. Cooper, D. Dunaway, G. Buxton, M. Bruce, N. Smith|
- In 1992, a cover version titled "(I Want To Be) Elected" by Rowan Atkinson (as 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 hard rock band Taste (later known as Skin). The record was released in the run up to the United Kingdom General Election of 1992 and reached No. 9 in the UK Singles Chart. The music video, in which Mr. Bean's doorstep canvassing and electoral stunts are intercut with the live video of Dickinson and the band, was directed by Paul Weiland.
- 1988 age of the Things Fabulous Pop Tarts
- British hard rock band Def Leppard recorded a live version in 1987, which was used as a B-side for their songs "Heaven Is" and "Stand Up (Kick Love Into Motion)" from their 1992 album Adrenalize.
- Following the death of Paddy Ashdown on December 22, 2018, the music video was broadcast by ITV on December 24, 2018, and featured a title card paying tribute to Ashdown.
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