PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MUSIC


For Election Day, let's look back at the winners and losers of past elections, and the music that was ruling the radio on the days Americans chose our Presidents.

Year: 1968

Winner: Richard Nixon

Loser: Hubert Humphrey

#1 Album on Election Day: Cheap Thrills by Big Brother & the Holding Company

#1 Single on Election Day: Hey Jude, The Beatles

Year: 1972

Winner: Richard Nixon

Loser: George McGovern

#1 Album: Superfly Soundtrack

#1 Single: I Can See Clearly Now, Johnny Nash

Year: 1976

Winner: Jimmy Carter

Loser: Gerald Ford

#1 Album: Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder

#1 Single: If You Leave Me Now, Chicago

Year: 1980

Winner: Ronald Reagan

Loser: Jimmy Carter

#1 Album: Guilty by Barbra Streisand

#1 Song: Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand

Year: 1984

Winner: Ronald Reagan

Loser: Walter Wondale

#1 Album: Purple Pain by Prince

#1 Song: Caribbean Queen by Billy Ocean

Year: 1988

Winner: George H.W. Bush

Loser: Michael Dukakis

#1 Album: New Jersey by Bon Jovi

#1 Song: Kokomo by The Beach Boys

Year: 1992

Winner: Bill Clinton

Loser: George H.W. Bush

#1 Album: The Chase by Garth Brooks

#1 Song: End of the Road by Boyz II Men

Year: 1996

Winner: Bill Clinton

Loser: Bob Dole

#1 Album: Recovering the Satellites, Counting Crows

#1 Song: The Macarena, Los Del Rio