2016 Campaign Playlist: Potential Presidential Candidates Pick Their Theme Songs

What will potential 2016ers' campaigns sound like?

ByJORDYN PHELPS
March 02, 2015, 4:38 PM

— -- Though none of the potential 2016 candidates has yet to formally announce a presidential campaign, each contender has likely spent plenty of time thinking about what their campaign platforms will look like.

But what will their campaigns sound like?

ABC News recently asked prospective Republican candidates to pick a campaign theme song.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he’d probably go with one of his favorite tunes, “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.

“It’s about an underdog taking on big challenges,” Jindal said in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I think we need a candidate who’s going to fight for us, fight for our principles, and have fun doing it.”

Former neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, on the other hand, chose an American classic: “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Former 2012 candidate Rick Santorum said it would be hard to beat his previous campaign song from 2012, “Game On.” The tune was written and performed by two teenage girls who were inspired by a speech Santorum gave at the Iowa caucuses.

“I’m still partial to that,” the former senator from Pennsylvania said. “That’s a pretty cool little song.”

Business mogul Donald Trump said he’d probably go with the song “Dream,” but clarified that it wouldn’t be the theme of his campaign. “My campaign theme would be ‘Make America great again,’ because that’s what we have to do,” Trump said.

And Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina said she has yet to think about what her campaign song would be. “I don’t have anything in mind yet,” she said.

ABC’s Mike Conte, Daniel Steinberger and Tom Thornton contributed to video production.

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