Usher, Cyndi Lauper, Josh Groban And More Tell Politicians To Stop Using Their Songs: Watch
The issue of politicians using unauthorized music for their campaigns was made ever-prevalent when Donald Trump played Queen‘s “We Are the Champions” and the Rolling Stone‘s “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during last week’s Republican National Convention without permission. And on Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver decided to address the problem head-on through song.
The show host recruited the likes of Usher, Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Michael Bolton and more for “Don’t Use Our Song,” a hilarious number that urges politicians to, uh well, cut the crap. “Don’t use our song/ ‘Cause you know it’s wrong/ The crowd might like it/ But you didn’t write it,” the stars croon over the anthemic melody. And if that didn’t bring the point home, Usher pretty much says it outright by the song’s end: “‘Cause you know you’re fucking stealing.”