Earlier this week, we asked our readers to choose winners for the Fix Grammys, our awards for the intersection of music and politics.
And you delivered, casting hundreds of votes via the blog and Twitter!
Below, we give you our winners. Thanks to all who participated!
Best Political Rap Song: “No Labels” by Akon
When the anti-partisan group “No Labels” formed in late 2010, Akon helped the organization spread its message with this song:
Best Candidate-specific Track: “Big John Perdue”
West Virginia Treasurer John Perdue finished fourth in the 2011 Democratic gubernatorial primary, but his signature “Big John” song was number one in the eyes of our readers:
Best Congressional Single: The late senator Robert Byrd’s rendition of “Cripple Creek”
Byrd was a man of many talents, including singing and playing the fiddle:
We also received some suggestions via Twitter and e-mail of other songs that we overlooked. Here are a couple:
Missouri Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay’s 2012 campaign song, “Backbone Beat”:
Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson’s 2010 campaign song, “Hank Johnson — Taking Care of Home”: