July 14, 2024

Readers nominate songs that reflect their feelings on the campaign, from lyrics ‘soaked in futility’ to rare hope

UK radio listeners have been picking classic songs to sum up their feelings about the general election campaign. We put the same question to Guardian readers, and here are some of their nominations.

I can’t believe is wasn’t mentioned already! From the lyrics, the last verse and chorus make this the perfect anthem for the Tories and everyone, however few, who still support them. “All the rainbows in the sky / Start to weep, then say goodbye / You won’t be seeing rainbows any more / Setting suns before they fall, echo to you that’s all that’s all / But you’ll see lonely sunset after all / It’s over / It’s over / It’s over / It’s over.” Derek, Scotland

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