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Why did Trump use "Gloria" as one of his campaign songs?

I'm serious. I don't get the there someone named Gloria on his 'team'? It aggravated the shit out of me because it's a great song and Laura Branigan is dead and whoever controls her music should be ashamed.

by Anonymousreply 6201/13/2021

Their whole playlist is bizarre. YMCA? Dream On by Aerosmith? In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins?

And of all ironies, "Fortunate Son" by CCD. The song DEFINES Trump as a fortunate son.

There's some really creepy and weird choices. Macho Man is just....embarrassing.

by Anonymousreply 101/13/2021

Remember the old SNL ad from the 2000s of the fire alarms that blare 80s hits, every time I hear this song ‘Gloria’ I just imagine it blasting as Amy Poehler tries to escape her house.

by Anonymousreply 201/13/2021

I think they're just looking for songs Guilfoyle can dance like an idiot to.

by Anonymousreply 301/13/2021

When it comes to culture, Trump and his people are absolutely clueless. No one has worse taste than they do. Which is not to say that they chose bad songs; they’re just completely ignorant about them.

This is typical for most conservatives.

by Anonymousreply 401/13/2021

They’d choose something else but fear the cease and desist letter once they learned the concept that a musician’a product is licensed and they need permission. It’s easier to pick someone who is dead!

by Anonymousreply 501/13/2021

I think Trump picked music from his glory years. He still sees himself as a "very young", virile man. These songs flash him back to his 30s, when he was becoming nationally famous and finally able to attract women (though he was married).

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by Anonymousreply 701/13/2021

For the next rally we’re playing ‘Not Ready to Make Nice’ by the Dixie Chicks, ‘Dear Mr. President’ by Pink and ‘American Idiot’ by Green Day! These songs really celebrate the patriotism of the Republican Party and how stupid the Dem Libtards are!!!

by Anonymousreply 801/13/2021

His close friends call him "Gloria," because he's heading for a breakdown!

by Anonymousreply 901/13/2021

Hope they’ll play Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” at the televised funeral and homegirl sues bigly!

by Anonymousreply 1001/13/2021

R6 aka gay ass disco music from the late 70/80s when he was in the vip room of androgynous discos, coked to the gills letting Roy Cohn slobber on his flaccid micromeat in exchange for free legal services.

by Anonymousreply 1101/13/2021

Well he and Gloria Grahame both liked them underage

by Anonymousreply 1201/13/2021

For being staunch conservative Fundies, the RNC picks the GAYEST songs for their campaigns. I mean really? “Gloria”???!!! How does that song fit into the GOP narrative?

“YMCA”??? Years ago, sports venues stopped playing it, because it was a “gay” song.

by Anonymousreply 1301/13/2021

Because Trump was in his late 30s in the early 80s, in the prime of his life, before his first major setbacks.

by Anonymousreply 1401/13/2021

It's a song about an expensive prostitute, so it must be a tribute to the Vairst Letty.

by Anonymousreply 1501/13/2021

Lindsey Graham called him up and said "Gurl, you should play Gloria! It reminds me of my club days"

by Anonymousreply 1601/13/2021

Had they used it prior to the video where they're seen dancing around, excited because Trump's about to incite a coup?

Their use of it in Alamo TX was clearly a reference to that. If they used it prior to that, no idea why, though I think r6 is on the right track.

by Anonymousreply 1701/13/2021

R16 Lindsey had no club days, just beating off to gay porn on a laptop while eating Cheetos

by Anonymousreply 1801/13/2021

[R6] and [R11] have it right. He has no idea what the songs are actually saying. They simply remind him of his glory days, when he was a swaggering young buck. Yes, I'm puking as I type those words.

by Anonymousreply 1901/13/2021

Republicans have always been clueless about the meanings of the songs they've used.

Back in the '80s they were using "I Am What I Am," "Born in the USA" and "Pink Houses" at events.

Now they're still showing their ignorance.

They were stupid then and they're stupid now.

by Anonymousreply 2001/13/2021

[quote] Lindsey had no club days, just beating off to gay porn on a laptop while eating Cheetos

Um, do you have any idea how old Lindsey is?

by Anonymousreply 2101/13/2021

It’s not Branigan’s song, OP. Remake of Umberto Tozzi’s 1979 original.

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by Anonymousreply 2201/13/2021

^^The shit you learn on DL!

by Anonymousreply 2301/13/2021

"They’d choose something else but fear the cease and desist letter once they learned the concept that a musician’a product is licensed and they need permission. It’s easier to pick someone who is dead! "

Laura Branigan may be dead - but Elton John isn't. Nor Mick Jagger, Aerosmith, Fogerty - hasn't he used Springsteen?

I think they're just songs he likes. They're tough and way cool, dontcha know.

I'll never forgot a little Instagram or FB video that Melania filmed in the car, driving to the airport after an election rally. She was in the back seat. Barron was in the passenger seat, looking positively terrified. Donald was rage-driving, not saying a word, but in a foul mood. But the song playing was Taylor Swift!

Which makes me thing the person upthread who said conservatives don't know shit about music is right - he probably let Barron pick the radio station or song or whatever because he didn't give a shit. Anything but having to talk to his goddamned family.

God I'll never understand them or this time in our country's history -- it should change it's name from America to Kardashia.

by Anonymousreply 2401/13/2021

[Quote]His close friends call him "Gloria," because he's heading for a breakdown!

R9 wins the thread!

by Anonymousreply 2501/13/2021

*its name

oy - I even tried to proofread. I give up, can't do it...

by Anonymousreply 2601/13/2021

R3 for someone who has four left hooves she sure loves to dance like a $3 whore.

by Anonymousreply 2701/13/2021

I posted on another thread about this -- what the hell are the Village People doing being the soundtrack to this calamity? In the Navy, YMCA, and now Gloria? Jesus! It just goes to show how irony-free and stupid white people can be. I always think that these are songs they know from their insipid receptions held at Trump properties where everyone gets smashed, does blow, and dances to songs even I would be embarrassed to dance to -- and I was there on the gay bar dance floors when these songs came out!

How long before "I Will Survive" or "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" gets put into rotation?

by Anonymousreply 2801/13/2021

R22 it’s the Laura Branigan song being used by Trump. It is a familiar 80s song in the US. Nobody knows the original European version here. Atlantic Records holds the rights to the song.

by Anonymousreply 2901/13/2021

I mean - Gloria has some pretty spot-on verses.

I think they got your number (Gloria) I think they got the alias (Gloria) That you've been living under

Gloria, don't you think you're fallin'? If everybody wants you Why isn't anybody callin'?

Gloria, you're always on the run now Running after somebody You gotta get him somehow I think you've got to slow down Before you start to blow it I think you're headed for a breakdown So be careful not to show it

I mean might as well use Crazy by Gnarls Barkley while you're at it.

by Anonymousreply 3001/13/2021

Gloria was about a fucked up woman

by Anonymousreply 3101/13/2021

Also, Gloria got a big publicity bump last year when it became the theme song for the St Louis Blues run to the Stanley Cup. So it was fresh in many mid west minds. St Louis is deplorable central as well.

by Anonymousreply 3201/13/2021

Gloria had no association with deplorables in regards to the Blues choosing that song for their victory track.

by Anonymousreply 3301/13/2021

I personally think it's used just for the "Glory" part. Shouting Gloriyaaaaaaaahhhh!

by Anonymousreply 3401/13/2021

A representative from branigan’s estate has already come out and said they didn’t have permission to use it after the first video came out. Also he uses credence Clearwater revival’s fortunate son and John forgery has said he didn’t give permission for it to be used.

by Anonymousreply 3501/13/2021

Coke music

by Anonymousreply 3601/13/2021

It's a corny song and Cheeto looks cheesier when he plays it.

It's the ultimate musical irony to incredibly dark and violent shit being committed. Like when they play Chicago's "If You Leave Me Now" in the movie THREE KINGS:

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by Anonymousreply 3701/13/2021

Or when they played Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Thru the Tulips" in the bloodthirsty demon's lair of INSIDIOUS:

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by Anonymousreply 3801/13/2021

And we the People sing "You Rascal You" --

"I'll be standing on the corner high

when they bring your body by

I'll be glad when you're dead, you rascal you"

by Anonymousreply 3901/13/2021

[quote]Gloria was about a fucked up woman.

And so it fits Donald Jean Trump to "T."

by Anonymousreply 4001/13/2021

There's probably some QAnon significance behind it.

by Anonymousreply 4101/13/2021

Pimping, like his grandfather did.

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by Anonymousreply 4201/13/2021

[quote] for someone who has four left hooves she sure loves to dance like a $3 whore.

Hey! You gotsa dance like ain’t nobody lookin.

by Anonymousreply 4301/13/2021

[quote] and John forgery has said he didn’t give permission for it to be used.

Then how do we know it’s really his signature on the Cease and Desist?

by Anonymousreply 4401/13/2021

[quote] even I would be embarrassed to dance to

Oh, honey, you fib! I saw you. You’d dance to Tchaikovsky‘s 1812 Overture if they’d let you.

Mmm hmmm.

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by Anonymousreply 4601/13/2021

Shut up. My Estate needs the revenue.

by Anonymousreply 4701/13/2021

I swear, though I know he's not mentally up to it, sometimes it feels like he's played 3D chess.

He told the story, more than once, of the woman who took a snake in, it bit her, and "you know I was a snake when you took me in, stupid woman."

Then, "I could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and they'd still support me." (isn't that rather insulting to your followers, especially the group that favors him the most - the "evangelicals")

Then, "You Can't Always Get What You Want" blaring out at his convention before the election. It's like it HAS to mean something, psychologically, doesn't it?

And then all these other songs -- weird beyond weird. Why isn't he playing country music for these bumpkins? Well, I realize he's the "Classic Rock" age so rule #1, it probably has to be a song he knows and loves. But still.... this is a whacked out country, never mind the sociopath in charge - the world's full of them, but Jim Joneses and Jim and Tammy Faye -- those charlatans always amaze me at the number of fools they seduce. Look at them! Ewwww

by Anonymousreply 4801/13/2021

There’s a right wing closeted media commentator in Australia called Alan Jones (think Rush Limbaugh but further to the right and gay gay gay). His theme music on his radio show was “Gloria” by Laura Branigan.

Until one of his rival (relatively left-wing) media commentators pointed out that the song was a hugely gay disco anthem in the Eighties and started referring to Jones as “Gloria” at which point the theme music was abruptly dropped.

I love that Trump has been using it!.

by Anonymousreply 4901/13/2021

"Gloria is the anglicized form of the Latin feminine given name gloriae (Latin pronunciation: ['gloːria]), meaning immortal glory; glory, fame, renown, praise, honor."

by Anonymousreply 5001/13/2021

He strikes me as a Phil Collins and Huey Lewis kind of guy...

by Anonymousreply 5101/13/2021

It does seem like an especially demented choice for a campaign song

by Anonymousreply 5201/13/2021

Laura’s estate is NOT please.

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by Anonymousreply 5401/13/2021

Ivanka requested it because she knew that Jared used to sing it wearing his mom's wig.

by Anonymousreply 5501/13/2021

Because he’s transitioning.

by Anonymousreply 5601/13/2021

Kimberly Guilfoyle (Gargoyle) dancing in the “Gloria” pre-riot video reminds me of a dancing scene from a Fellini movie. Surreal.

by Anonymousreply 5701/13/2021

[R34] Holy cow! I had never thought of that, but you've got to be completely right. Hilarious.

by Anonymousreply 5801/13/2021

It’s too bad he didn’t start a riot in Memphis. “Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane....”

by Anonymousreply 5901/13/2021

Last time I heard Gloria it was in that Andrew Cunanan series by Ryan Murphy

by Anonymousreply 6001/13/2021

I've had this song in my head all day, thanks to him playing it in his riot tent & then again at the (town of) Alamo the other day. All goddamned day!

by Anonymousreply 6101/13/2021

Gloria Trump: people are saying she's a fat whore.

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