8 Musical Miscues: When Pop and Politics Collide

Conservative British PM David Cameron is a fan of the Smiths, or so he claims, having included them on a list of the “quite gloomy music” that populates his iPod.

But admiration isn’t always a two-way street. Recently, Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr responded to the claim by tweeting, “David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you to like it,” thereby destroying any cred the prime minister had earned in dropping the name.

Bigmouth strikes again, it would seem.

The incident isn’t the first time politicians and pop musicians have been at odds. Thankfully, this isn’t one of the cases where the illegal use of songs wasn’t involved.

Check out some more great political music missteps here.

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