|What's on your soundtrack for defeating Osama bin Laden?|
Today, in the media blitz following reports that U.S. forces shot bin Laden dead
while raiding a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, (also the same day Adolf Hitler's death was announced
in 1945) there's a soundtrack developing to accompany the elation currently felt by many Americans. One unifying "song" in the traditional sense -- aside from the "U.S.A." chant that'll spring up in more spots than just Rascal Flatts shows
-- is pretty much impossible at this stage of divided social consciousness. But many will try, and the existing patriotic songs will surely get a workout in the coming days.
Not to dismiss past jingoistic efforts of country musicians like Toby
and Darryl Worley
will make some money today too), but the R&B and hip-hop communities have been one of the
most vocal in the ongoing lyrical battle against Osama bin Laden, al
Queda, Saddam Hussein, and general terrorist nastiness -- if random people behind Geraldo Rivera
, Luther Campbell
and Twitter are to be believed
. If Michael Jackson were alive, he'd probably take a stab at creating an anthem. Here's betting Akon will. But these efforts could take (gasp) days! What can we listen to now now now?