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Dan Reynolds, Sheryl Crow, Usher to Politicians: ‘Don’t Use Our Song’

From kroq.cbslocal.com:

They’re fed up with having their music co-opted without permission. So they made a hilarious video about it, which debuted last night.

Last week at the Republican National Convention there were a number of songs used without permission, notably Queen’s “We Are the Champions” and the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

So, artists took to Last Week Tonight to record a rather hilarious song, “Don’t Use Our Song,” warning politicians in no uncertain terms, to not even try it. The all-star track featured Usher, Michael Bolton, Sheryl Crow, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper and Josh Groban.

On last night’s (July 24) Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the show’s host took a look back at the history of the practice of using songs without permission, including Ronald Reagan’s infamous use of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” as well as Sarah Palin using Heart’s “Barracuda,” the Democratic National Convention using Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors,” and Donald Trump’s recent use of R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine).”

Music Asks

MUSIC ASKS these are actually pretty fucking hard but why not.

1:A song you like with a color in the title
2:A song you like with a number in the title
3:A song that reminds you of summertime
4:A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
5:A song that needs to be played LOUD
6:A song that makes you want to dance
7:A song to drive to
8:A song about drugs or alcohol
9:A song that makes you happy
10:A song that makes you sad
11:A song that you never get tired of
12:A song from your preteen years
13:One of your favorite 80’s songs
14:A song that you would love played at your wedding
15:A song that is a cover by another artist
16:One of your favorite classical songs
17:A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke
18:A song from the year that you were born
19:A song that makes you think about life
20:A song that has many meanings to you
21:A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
22:A song that moves you forward
23:A song that you think everybody should listen to
24:A song by a band you wish were still together
25:A song by an artist no longer living
26:A song that makes you want to fall in love
27:A song that breaks your heart
28:A song by an artist with a voice that you love
29:A song that you remember from your childhood
30:A song that reminds you of yourself

disco: *gets panicked at*
boy: *falls out*
veil: *gets pierced*
cute: *is aimed for*
dragons: *are imagined*
never: *never gets shouted*
pilot: *gets multiplied by twenty one*
horizon: *is brought*
monkeys: *are arctic*
fate: *escapes*
sirens: *are being slept with*
my chemical romance: *breaks up*