It’s Hillary Clinton’s fight song, but some listeners don’t have a lot of fight left in them.
Before and after the Democratic nominee takes the stage at rallies, her campaign inevitably plays the 2015 pop hit “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten. The catchy tune inspires hatred from some outsiders, but some Clinton campaign staffers insist they’ve grown to love it.
Los Angeles Times music writer Gerrick Kennedy was blunt when Yahoo News asked him for a review of the track.
“I hate ‘Fight Song.’ It’s one of the worst songs ever released,” Kennedy said. “It’s schmaltzy, forgettable.”
Clinton’s rivals also find the song ripe for mocking. One former Bernie Sanders campaign staffer described it as “wrecking balls inside my brain.”
Those in close proximity to Clinton’s team end up listening to “Fight Song” a lot.
Several reporters who have covered her events turned to social media to complain about repeatedly hearing Clinton’s campaign anthem. On July 24, the Daily Beast’s Olivia Nuzzi unfavorably compared “Fight Song” to a song from Donald Trump’s soundtrack.
“I would rather be strapped to a chair and forced to listen to Tiny Dancer on a loop for 9 hours than hear Fight Song one more time,” Nuzzi wrote, later adding, “If I hear Fight Song one more time I am joining ISIS.”
And Clinton’s theme music has also provoked negative reactions from Democrats — even some of her own staffers. Guy Cecil, the political director of Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, who was rumored to be in the running for a top position on her current campaign, took to Twitter to complain about the tune’s catchiness.
“Somebody help me!! I can’t get ‘Fight Song’ out of my head,” Cecil wrote.
And anti-“Fight Song” tweets have been favorited by members of Clinton’s team — a gesture that could be seen as a silent, social-media scream from a campaign that has cracked down on leaks. Some staffers declined to even anonymously give an…