LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2016 — With British citizens voting to leave the European Union, the only thing left to do is strike up the band. The “Brexit” victory was a triumph of individual freedom over failed Old Europe bureaucracy.
Like the Glorious Revolution and the end of the Cold War, the Leave folks defeated the Remain crowd without firing a shot.
Every good celebration requires music. With that, here are the top ten songs that deserve consideration to be the Brexit theme song.
10) Beatles — Maxwell’s Silver Hammer. Bang, Bang. It came down upon her head, and made sure that she was dead. Some would be tempted to choose “Revolution,” but Maxwell is a more fun song. This would rank higher but the Beatles, like the EU, are the past.
9) Def Leppard — Armageddon it. Joe Elliott and the boys would rank higher but this would be a better theme for the losing side that is still predicting impending doom.
8) Bros — I owe you nothing. This 1980s British boy band was England’s answer to New Kids on the Block. The title to this song is the perfect response of the Brexit crew to the government. “I owe you nothing…nothing at all.”
7) London Quireboys — Misled. This band never made it big, but they were a fun rock band. If you were the establishment, you were “sadly misled.” Their attitude says it all. “I don’t give a damn, what you’re gonna do. When it’s over, it’s just me and you.”
6) ACDC — TNT. ACDC are actually Australian, not British. However, the EU is all about globalism. The Brexit team wants to rightfully blow the whole thing up. “Oy, oy, oy.”
5) The Police — Can’t stand losing you. Sting and the lads understand the stakes. “This is our last goodbye. You don’t care, so I won’t cry. You’ll be sorry when I’m dead, and all this guilt will be on your head.” Expect the Brexit side to be unmoved. Nobody likes losing.
4) Queen — I want it all. This song actually is about the fight for freedom. “Got to find me a future. Move out of my way. I want it all, and I want it now.”
3) Def Leppard — Tear it down. This is self-explanatory, and obvious to anybody who is not a raging Europhile.
2) Whitesnake — Here I go again. “I don’t know where I’m going, but I sure know where I’ve been.” This song has David Coverdale crooning about a journey. “Here I go again on my own. Going down the only road I’ve ever known. Like a drifter, I was born to walk alone.” Men of all ages can agree that we need to bring back Tawny kitten flipping on top of cars in her underclothing.
1) Crowded House — Don’t dream it’s over. After the storm comes a calm, quiet peace. Anger eventually turns to acceptance. Don’t let them win. They won’t win. Actually, sometimes they do win. It’s up to the rest of us to cope. “The war between us” goes on as cooler heads intervene. “Hey now, hey now.”
Rock on, Brexit backers. Well done. Jolly good show!