A couple of weeks ago the National Review put together a list of "The 50 Greatest Conservative Rock Songs." It made waves (even garnering personal responses from some of the artists) and was quickly followed up with an encore, 50 More Conservative Rock Songs."
Apparently not content with controlling both houses of Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, and cable news, Conservatives have now decided to stake their claim on Rock 'n' Roll. They've targeted songs from bands across the musical spectrum, including Led Zeppelin, Prince, Rush (six times), U2, the Clash, Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Iron Maiden (three times), the Beach Boys, and Slayer.
While I'm still not clear on how things like family, personal responsibility, religion and patriotism have become exclusively "Conservative" values (nor am I sure that all of the songs he pegs really represent these "Conservative" values), the lists are still an entertaining read regardless of your political stripe (though for very different reasons depending on your political stripe). You can click on the article links below to see the rationale for each song's inclusion if you're interested (or bewildered):
1. "Won't Get Fooled Again," by The Who.
51. “Aces High,” by Iron Maiden.