Political party conference songs surveyed

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A survey conducted by PRS for Music, the organisation that represents songwriters, composers and music publishers, has revealed the UK's vote for party political conference event songs.

In 2008, UK prime minister Gordon Brown walked on stage with Jackie Wilson's 'Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher'. However, in the survey of over 1, 000 people, Elton John's 'Sorry' seems to be the hardest word was voted as most popular suggestion for his entrance this year. Labour Party–most voted songs:'Sorry seems to be the hardest word'–Elton John 'Tragedy'–Steps 'So Sad'–George Harrison 'Die Another Day'–Madonna Conservative Party–most voted songs: 'Money, Money, Money'–ABBA 'I could be so good for you'–Dennis Waterman 'We are the champions'–Queen 'The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades'–Timbuk3 Liberal Democrat Party–most voted songs: 'When will I be famous'–Bros 'Moving on up'–M People 'For once in my life'–Stevie Wonder 'Working 9 to 5'–Dolly Parton Ellis Rich, chairman of PRS for Music comments: "Politics and music have a long–standing reputation of going hand in hand. Many famous artists have expressed their political voice through the medium of music, whilst many politicians have used music as a platform to address their audience. The song which each party leader ultimately decides to use could have a significant impact on the outcome of the upcoming elections. "

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