Friday A/V Club: The Anti-Campaign Song

A respite from all the power seekers


I hate to depress everybody, but we still have half a year of campaigning to endure before we get to Election Day. To take the edge off the spectacle of those power-hungry pols demanding a place in the White House, take a moment to enjoy the opposite of a campaign song. From 1974, here's Percy Mayfield's "I Don't Want to Be the President":

Mayfield also wrote Ray Charles' "Hit the Road, Jack," and I guess that works as an election-year anthem too.

(For past editions of the Friday A/V Club, go here.)