America’s National Review has published a list of the 50 Conservative Rock Songs of All Time. The list contains some surprising choices such as The Who, at number one with Won’t Get Fooled Again. It’s the theme song for ‘disillusioned revolutionists’ according to the John Miller, author of the article.
Miller, a political reporter for the magazine, told The New York Times: “Any claim that rock is fundamentally revolutionary is just kind of silly.”
And so we find U2’s Gloria at number 6 in the chart, on the basis of its faith and its ‘reactionary’ Latin chorus.