I'm serious. I don't get the connection...is 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.
Why did Trump use "Gloria" as one of his campaign songs?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 1||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 2||01/13/2021|
I think they're just looking for songs Guilfoyle can dance like an idiot to.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||01/13/2021|
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).
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/13/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||01/13/2021|
His close friends call him "Gloria," because he's heading for a breakdown!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/13/2021|
Hope they’ll play Mariah Carey’s “One Sweet Day” at the televised funeral and homegirl sues bigly!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||01/13/2021|
Well he and Gloria Grahame both liked them underage
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||01/13/2021|
Because Trump was in his late 30s in the early 80s, in the prime of his life, before his first major setbacks.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/13/2021|
It's a song about an expensive prostitute, so it must be a tribute to the Vairst Letty.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/13/2021|
Lindsey Graham called him up and said "Gurl, you should play Gloria! It reminds me of my club days"
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||01/13/2021|
R16 Lindsey had no club days, just beating off to gay porn on a laptop while eating Cheetos
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/13/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 19||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||01/13/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 21||01/13/2021|
It’s not Branigan’s song, OP. Remake of Umberto Tozzi’s 1979 original.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/13/2021|
^^The shit you learn on DL!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/13/2021|
"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 Anonymous||reply 24||01/13/2021|
[Quote]His close friends call him "Gloria," because he's heading for a breakdown!
R9 wins the thread!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/13/2021|
oy - I even tried to proofread. I give up, can't do it...
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/13/2021|
R3 for someone who has four left hooves she sure loves to dance like a $3 whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||01/13/2021|
Gloria was about a fucked up woman
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||01/13/2021|
Gloria had no association with deplorables in regards to the Blues choosing that song for their victory track.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/13/2021|
I personally think it's used just for the "Glory" part. Shouting Gloriyaaaaaaaahhhh!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/13/2021|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/13/2021|
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:
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/13/2021|
Or when they played Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Thru the Tulips" in the bloodthirsty demon's lair of INSIDIOUS:
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||01/13/2021|
[quote]Gloria was about a fucked up woman.
And so it fits Donald Jean Trump to "T."
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/13/2021|
There's probably some QAnon significance behind it.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/13/2021|
Pimping, like his grandfather did.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/13/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 43||01/13/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 44||01/13/2021|
[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.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/13/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/13/2021|
Shut up. My Estate needs the revenue.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||01/13/2021|
"Gloria is the anglicized form of the Latin feminine given name gloriae (Latin pronunciation: ['gloːria]), meaning immortal glory; glory, fame, renown, praise, honor."
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/13/2021|
He strikes me as a Phil Collins and Huey Lewis kind of guy...
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/13/2021|
It does seem like an especially demented choice for a campaign song
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/13/2021|
Laura’s estate is NOT please.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/13/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/13/2021|
Ivanka requested it because she knew that Jared used to sing it wearing his mom's wig.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/13/2021|
Because he’s transitioning.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/13/2021|
Kimberly Guilfoyle (Gargoyle) dancing in the “Gloria” pre-riot video reminds me of a dancing scene from a Fellini movie. Surreal.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/13/2021|
[R34] Holy cow! I had never thought of that, but you've got to be completely right. Hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/13/2021|
It’s too bad he didn’t start a riot in Memphis. “Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane....”
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/13/2021|
Last time I heard Gloria it was in that Andrew Cunanan series by Ryan Murphy
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/13/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 61||01/13/2021|
Gloria Trump: people are saying she's a fat whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/13/2021|