Elected (song)

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Alice Cooper - Elected.jpg
Single cover
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Billion Dollar Babies
B-side "Luney Tune"
Released September 1972
Recorded August 1972
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:05
Label Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
Producer(s) Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"School's Out"
"Hello Hooray"

"School's Out"
"Hello Hooray"

"Elected" is a 1972 song by rock band Alice Cooper, the first Hot 100 hit on their 6th studio album Billion Dollar Babies. The single reached #26 during election week on the US charts, #4 on the UK charts and #3 in Austria. It inspired one of the first MTV-style story-line promo videos ever made for a song.

The song is a reworked version of their debut single "Reflected" from their 1969 album Pretties for You.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Year Country Position
1972 US 26[2]
1972 UK 4[3]
1972 Austria 3[4]
1972 Netherlands 5[5]
1972 Ireland 8[6]
1972 Germany 3[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Elected" - 4:05
  2. "Luney Tune" - 3:36

Appearances on albums[edit]


Cover versions[edit]

"(I Want To Be) Elected"
Single by Mr. Bean & Smear Campaign ft Bruce Dickinson
B-side "(I Want To Be) Elected"
Released April 1992
Format 7", CD single
Recorded Battery Studios, London, 1992
Genre Hard rock, Comedy rock
Length 4:28
Label London Records (for Comic Relief)
Songwriter(s) A. Cooper, D. Dunaway, G. Buxton, M. Bruce, N. Smith
Producer(s) Chris Tsangarides
  • In 1992, a single and video version titled "(I Want To Be) Elected" by Mr. Bean and Smear Campaign was released in support of the British charity Comic Relief and featured a performance by Bruce Dickinson and members of the UK hard-rock band Taste (later known as Skin). The record was released in the run-up to the UK General Election of 1992 and reached No. 9 in the UK Singles Chart.[8] The video version, in which Mr. Bean's doorstep canvassing and electoral stunts are intercut with live video of Dickinson and the band, was directed by Paul Weiland

In popular culture[edit]

  • "Elected" was used as the closing theme for the second part of the Adult Swim television special Young Person's Guide to History.
  • "Elected" was referenced in the song "When I'm President" by the Funk Metal band Extreme. The lyrics also refer to the song "Go Ask Alice", followed by the reply that (Alice) said "I wanna be elected!".


  1. ^ "Alice Cooper". Music Might. Retrieved June 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Alice Cooper - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles" Allmusic. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
  3. ^ Rice, Jo; Tim Rice; Paul Gambaccini; Mike Read (1979). The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (2nd ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 56. ISBN 0-900424-99-0. 
  4. ^ ""Austrian Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" Austriancharts.at. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
  5. ^ ""Dutch Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  6. ^ ""Irish Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" irishcharts.com. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  7. ^ ""German Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" musicline.de. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 

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