I don't know about you, but whenever I encounter an intrepid period of stress, I always reach for the almighty musical power of Beyoncé to help me get through it. The woman is an inspiring beacon of strength in every way possible, and she provides a positive influence to millions of fans around the world. So it's no surprise to hear that Beyoncé may be performing at a Hillary Clinton rally in Cleveland on Friday, Nov. 4, according to CBS News. The star clearly has the power necessary to help give Clinton that final push of public support. So obviously, all that I can think of right now is what songs will Beyoncé perform at Clinton's rally, if she takes the stage in support of the presidential candidate?
Let's face it, this superstar has a wide range of inspiring and powerful songs which would all be perfect in providing a commanding soundtrack to Clinton's campaign. But having said that, there are a few in particular which stand out to me as being especially ideal. With husband Jay Z already confirmed for the rally, and the fact that Beyoncé is already in Cleveland for Clinton's campaign, this rumor is beyond exciting. So let's weigh the song options.
"Run The World (Girls)"
Naturally, the obvious choice for Clinton's rally would be this anthemic tribute to the power of women. Not only do the lyrics speak everything that a female presidential candidate could want from a song ("My persuasion can build a nation"), but the music is absolute, pure inspiring fire too.
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
OK, now obviously I'm not saying that Bey should be bringing a song about the power of commitment in a relationship to a political rally, but she could totally put a cool (and, admittedly, corny) twist on the song. Because ladies and gentlemen, sometimes a vote can be worth far more than diamonds, and in the case of this song? If you like it, then you should have put on a vote on it (that works, right guys? Right?).
In the lead up to elections, political candidates tend be portrayed in absolutes by the media — as angels or devils, with no in-between. And ever so aptly, Beyoncé singing "Halo" at Clinton's rally would be the perfect way for the singer to voice her support for Clinton in a positive, uplifting, and powerful manner.
There are several nightmarish outcomes which are horrifically easy to foresee, should the election not quite go the way that Clinton supporters hope (and I'll leave those outcomes to your own fertile imagination). And "Sweet Dreams" could portray that idea to an audience, though again, Beyoncé may have to switch up the lyrics to make the song appropriate — after all, I doubt that any Clinton supporter would describe a Trump victory as a "beautiful nightmare." More like something out of A Nightmare On Elm Street than beautiful, for sure.
During an interview with The Breakfast Club back in April, Clinton notoriously suggested she keeps hot sauce in her bag — an idea which was a direct reference to the "Formation" line "I got hot sauce in my bag, swag" (though, it's worth adding, the candidate has also been a supreme supporter of hot sauce since the '90s). So of course, "Formation" would make for an obvious choice for the singer to perform at Clinton's rally — and suggesting that "ladies get in formation" against Trump also wouldn't go amiss.
With lyrics like, "Oh the time has come for my dreams to be heard / They will not be pushed aside and turned / Into your own, all 'cause you won't listen," "Listen" would actually make for an incredibly appropriate and inspiring song to perform at this stage in the pre-election rallies. After all, right now it's more important than ever to listen to the final statements of what the candidates have to say, and to make up our minds on who to vote for from there.