(I Want To Be) Elected

"Elected"
Alice Cooper - Elected.jpg
Single cover
Single by Alice Cooper
from the album Billion Dollar Babies
B-side"Luney Tune"
Released6 September 1972 (US) [1]
RecordedAugust 1972
GenreHard rock[2]
Length
  • 4:05 (album version)
  • 3:40 (single version)
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith
Producer(s)Bob Ezrin
Alice Cooper singles chronology
"School's Out"
(1972)
"Elected"
(1972)
"Hello Hooray"
(1973)

"Elected" is a single by rock band Alice Cooper, released as the first Hot 100 hit on their sixth studio album Billion Dollar Babies (1972). The single reached #26 during election week on the charts in the United States, #4 on the charts in the United Kingdom and #3 in Austria. It inspired one of the first MTV style story line promo videos ever made for a song.

The song is a reworked version of their debut single "Reflected" from their album of 1969, Pretties for You.[3] According to Alice Cooper, Joey Ramone acknowledged the similarity between "Elected" and the Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated."[4]

Chart positions[]

Year Country Position
1972 United States 26[5]
1972 United Kingdom 4[6]
1972 Austria 3[7]
1972 Netherlands 5[8]
1972 Ireland 8[9]
1972 Germany 3[10]

Track listing[]

  1. "Elected" – 3:40
  2. "Luney Tune" – 3:36

Appearances on albums[]

Personnel[]

Cover versions[]

"(I Want To Be) Elected"
607px-Beanelected.jpg
Single by Mr. Bean and Smear Campaign ft. Bruce Dickinson
B-side"(I Want To Be) Elected"
ReleasedApril 1992
Recorded1992
Genre
Length4:28
LabelLondon Records (for Comic Relief)
Songwriter(s)A. Cooper, D. Dunaway, G. Buxton, M. Bruce, N. Smith
Producer(s)Chris Tsangarides

References[]

  1. ^ "Alice cooper singles".
  2. ^ Talevski, Nick (2010). Rock Obituaries: Knocking On Heaven's Door. Omnibus Press. p. 64. ISBN 9780857121172.
  3. ^ "Alice Cooper". Music Might. Archived from the original on May 6, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2010.
  4. ^ Marc Maron (August 24, 2017). "Episode 840 - Alice Cooper". WTF with Marc Maron (Podcast). Event occurs at 52:15. Archived from the original on August 24, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  5. ^ "Alice Cooper - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles" Allmusic. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
  6. ^ Rice, Jo; Tim Rice; Paul Gambaccini; Mike Read (1979). The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (2nd ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 56. ISBN 0-900424-99-0.
  7. ^ ""Austrian Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" Austriancharts.at. Retrieved on August 10, 2009."
  8. ^ ""Dutch Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  9. ^ ""Irish Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" irishcharts.com. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  10. ^ ""German Singles Charts Search for Alice Cooper"" Archived September 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine musicline.de. Retrieved on August 11, 2009."
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 13, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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