Who Will Write The First "Osama Is Dead" Hit Song?
Now that more details are starting to emerge about Sunday's Navy SEAL helicopter raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden and several members of the al-Qaeda jefe's entourage - especially how the months-long planning and 40-minute firefight was planned in total secrecy, and executed without any of the U.S. squadron coming away with so much as a scratch - the general consensus, for better or worse, seems to be that was pretty fuckin' cool.
Although it could be years before the inevitable movie and video game based on Sunday's events are released, the cycle of pop music works a lot faster. Rocks Off predicts a song celebrating Bin Laden's demise will be on the charts by high summer; the only question is who gets there first.
Luckily, we get paid to think about this sort of thing, so here is a list of 10 likely - or not-so-likely - candidates.
Comment: Even an Okie, especially "The Angry American" himself, should be smart enough to know this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. And even a Texan ought to be smart enough to know we should never, ever pass up the chance to make a cheap Okie joke.
Prediction: Already in the studio.
Comment: The American Badass + Dead Osama = Slam Dunk.
Prediction: Phone calls out to hopeful collaborators Hank Williams Jr., Sheryl Crow and AC/DC's Angus Young.
Comment: Would complete the post-9/11 trilogy of sorts he began with "Let's Roll" and "Let's Impeach the President," and he's probably got some leftover licks from Le Noise.
Prediction: Thinking about it.
Comment: Worth postponing a hunting trip with Rick Perry.
Prediction: Will be a slow blues about how sad he is he didn't get to kill Osama himself.