Mick Jagger Hints at Playing Donald Trump Inauguration

Mick Jagger (Kevin WInter / Getty Images)
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Mick Jagger, the legendary front man for the Rolling Stones, hinted Wednesday that he might perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, after Trump closed out his victory speech with the song: “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

The song was also played after Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July, and after every other Trump speech at campaign rallies across the nation.

The chorus became a subliminal message arguing for Trump’s candidacy: he may not be ideal, but he’s the only one:

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need

Trump’s rallies also featured other Rolling Stones songs, as well. One of the most memorable is “Tell Me,” a song about longing and return that begins with a small acoustic riff. It played at rallies while supporters waited for speakers to begin.

Other artists featured in Trump’s touring playlist were a live version of Elton John’s “Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding),” and the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way.”

At hangar rallies, when Trump’s airplane arrived, music played the theme to Air Force One — an uplifting song that also played during Trump’s introduction at the victory party at the New York Midtown Hilton on Election Night. And at other rallies, Trump came onstage to Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.”

But “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” holds pride of place.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. His new book, See No Evil: 19 Hard Truths the Left Can’t Handle, is available from Regnery through Amazon. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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