Elected (song)

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"Elected"
Alice Cooper - Elected.jpg
Single cover
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Billion Dollar Babies
B-side "Luney Tune"
Released September 1972
RecordedAugust 1972
Genre Hard rock [1]
Length4:05
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"
(1972)
"Elected"
(1972)
"Hello Hooray"
(1973)

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

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The song is a reworked version of their debut single "Reflected" from their album of 1969, Pretties for You . [2]

Chart positions

YearCountryPosition
1972United States26 [3]
1972United Kingdom4 [4]
1972Austria3 [5]
1972Netherlands5 [6]
1972Ireland8 [7]
1972Germany3 [8]

Track listing

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

Appearances on albums

Personnel

Cover versions

"(I Want To Be) Elected"
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Single by Mr. Bean and Smear Campaign ft. Bruce Dickinson
B-side "(I Want To Be) Elected"
ReleasedApril 1992
Format 7", CD single
Recorded1992
Genre
Length4:28
Label London Records (for Comic Relief)
Songwriter(s) A. Cooper, D. Dunaway, G. Buxton, M. Bruce, N. Smith
Producer(s) Chris Tsangarides

The record was released in the run up to the United Kingdom General Election of 1992 and reached No. 9 in the UK Singles Chart. [9] The music video, in which Mr. Bean's doorstep canvassing and electoral stunts are intercut with the live video of Dickinson and the band, was directed by Paul Weiland.

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