MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – For candidates running for public office, choosing a campaign theme song is almost as crucial as defining their campaign platform.
In 1992, then U.S. presidential candidate Bill Clinton chose “Don’t Stop” as his campaign theme song. It is a song by the British-American group Fleetwood Mac, written by vocalist and keyboard player Christine McVie, and a single taken from the band’s 1977 hit album, ‘Rumours.’
Although the official campaign period for the 2016 Philippine presidential elections has not yet begun, candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is ahead of the game. He has already chosen the theme song that will be played at all his campaign rallies, and he hopes, during his election victory party.
Duterte’s camp has just revealed that the mayor’s campaign video is now being filmed with no less than popular singer Britney Spears singing the theme song and background music.
The chosen song is one of Spears’ earlier hits titled “Womanizer.”
Filipinos will, of course, understand why Duterte has chosen the song. In a recent statement on live television, Duterte admitted to being a womanizer, having two wives and two girlfriends.
“I’m just being true to myself,” he said. “What you see is what you get.” (Well, that last statement happens to be an actual title of another song by The Dramatics!)
Here’s a music video of Spears’ “Womanizer.” (Parental guidance advised. Contains nudity)