Re: Worst Commercialization of a Song
"Pink Houses" by John Cougar Melonhead was as misused/understood as the Springsteen song.
The Republican National Party contacted him about using it as a campaign song.
Green Day's "Holiday" is another one that wouldn't get used for jingoistic events, if people would listen more closely to the words.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids