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Anthony Albanese (Albo) and Bill Shorten are both in the running for the leadership of the ALP. Albo is standing on a platform of “vision, unity and strength”. Bill is standing. ALP members have already begun receiving ballots. Both are worthy candidates.
Full campaign launch video at the end of this post

1. Mr Brightside by The Killers
Albanese’s song of choice. According to ABC radio 702 Sydney, this was the song Albanese used as his campaign launch song.

Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
‘Cause I’m Mr Brightside

Watch: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGdGFtwCNBE

2. You’re the One That I Want – Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta

I got chills, They’re multiplying, And I’m losing control
‘Cause the power you’re supplying
It’s electrifying!

You’re the one that I want
Oo-oo-oo, honey
The one that I want
Oo-oo-oo, honey
The one that I want
Oo-oo-oo, the one I need
Oh, yes indeed

Watch: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKX9J2ENXTs

3. Yuppie Scum – Tom Robinson
Adapted by TR from Jacques Brel’s ‘Les Bourgeois’

Yuppie scum – smug and dumb
The richer they are, the thicker they get
Yuppie scum – smug and dumb
As they get old they all forget

Watch: Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=a32G9b77BDU

4. 15 Years – The Exploited

Kick out the tories
Send them on their way

15 years
15 years
Fuck off we say

Watch: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_dYtO8VNos

5. Solidarity Forever – Bob Hawke
This version by former ALP prime minister, Bob Hawke, lyrics: Ralph Chaplin

In our hands is placed a power
greater than their hoarded gold;
Greater than the might of armies,
magnified a thousand-fold.
We can bring to birth a new world
from the ashes of the old

Watch: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkYTznVWAgY

6. Kick Out the Tories – Newtown Neurotics

Lets kick out the Tories
The rulers of this land
For they are the enemies
Of the British working man
And it shows, while that bastard is in
Watch: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqRtFqoVW6k

7. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen

Someday girl I don’t know when were gonna get to that place
Where we really want to go and well walk in the sun
But till then tramps like us baby we were born to run

Watch: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxuThNgl3YA

8. Helps Me Helps You – Midnight Oil
with the former ALP Education Minister, Peter Garrett, on lead vocals

Have I got a wonderful deal for you
What belongs to me belongs to you
I understand what you’re going through
I know the point to push you to

My policy helps me helps you
Generosity helps me helps you
Put you trust in me I’ll help you too

Watch: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPxsfdIEDHY

9. (I Got Every Thing I Need) Almost – The Blues Brothers

I got everything I need, almost
I got everything I need, almost
But I don’t got you
And you’re the thing I need the most

Watch: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQOhuqYUCxw

10. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths
Chifley’s light on the hill may be fading, but it can shine again

There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out
There is a light and it never goes out

Watch: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-cD4oLk_D0

Anthony Albanese Campaign Launch Speech

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