Musicians who love Presidents have written a number of songs about them. This article outlines a selection of songs about presidents. They include Muir’s “Ain’t Done Nothin’,” Stevie Wonder’s “You Could Grow Up to Be President,” and Johnny Horton’s “True Martin Van Buren Song.”
The title of Muir’s song about presidents is a reference to the famous conservationist and writer, John Muir. The 19th century naturalist and social reformer inspired by the French Revolution, Muir was an outspoken opponent of modern civilization and the drive for economic progress.
Muir’s song was composed in 1876, shortly after the election of President Abraham Lincoln. He wrote it at a meeting in California and later told his wife. The two became friends. Muir also had a variety of friends – some of whom were writers, landscape artists, and artists.
Muir loved the area around Hopeton, which is now only two buildings. He would often launch his boat near the Merced River and drift downstream. Afterward, he would go to the Central Valley. During his stay there, he wrote about the many presidents who had helped him protect nature.
John Muir was an ardent conservationist who co-founded the Sierra Club. The organization was named after him and helped to establish the National Park System. His vision was to protect the world’s forests and wild nature, which led to the creation of national parks. He was dismissed by some as a romantic, unmanly, impractical child, but he became one of the nation’s most passionate and influential voices.
As an author, Muir has shaped American culture. He paved the way for our modern appreciation of the great American landscape. Today, his words are immortalized in music. Chance duo has released a beautiful song about the conservationist. The song features a collection of Muir’s writings.
Stevie Wonder’s “You Haven’t Done Nothin'”
In a statement that was released along with this song, Stevie Wonder said, “You have done nothing, not even the smallest thing.” The song is a lament for the nation that has lost its soul and its heart. It is a song that has the power to move anyone in the country. The lyrics almost choke Stevie Wonder.
“You Haven’t Done Nothin,'” is one of Stevie Wonder’s most iconic songs from the ’70s. It’s more political than any other of his five ’70s No. 1 singles, and it’s arguably more relevant to the present day. Its lyrics reflected a political message that even gatekeepers in the government were uncomfortable with. The lyrics are especially powerful, considering that they reveal racial bias and the power of white supremacy.
The song was issued during the Watergate scandal, and it was aimed at President Richard Nixon. After its release, Nixon resigned. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for a week in November 1974 and the Billboard R&B Singles chart for two weeks.
Prince’s “Ronnie, Talk to Russia”
“Ronnie, Talk to Russia” is a song that Prince sung in the early 1980s. It’s from his album Controversy. It was released in October 1981. It’s a song about the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua and left-wing guerillas.
The song opens with a howl of guitar noise and then lurches into a frantic keyboard riff. The song’s synthesizers, which mimic Farfisa organs, create a retro bubblegum feel. Chanted vocals from Lisa Coleman add to the fun. The song even sounds like a parody of Toni Basil’s 1982 cheerleader-pop hit, “Mickey.”