You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Campaign Trail Mix: Battle of the Red & Blue Bands

Slide 1 of 26

By MSN MusicWhat's black and blue and red all over? The fractious relationship between popular music and politics, which seems to offer fresh disputes with each new national campaign cycle, is proving even thornier amid 2012's divisive electoral mood. Politicians eagerly seek not just endorsements but de facto anthems, whether to pump up their constituents' enthusiasm or simply to apply a patina of hipness, while musicians venture into the fray with varying degrees of passion and political savvy, as this year's hit (and miss) parade of musical stump speeches reveals.
© Madonna, Hank Williams Jr., Beyonce, Kid Rock
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon