Name that tune! Mocking U.S. Republicans, #GOPSongs goes viral on Twitter

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a Donald Trump for president rally in Las VegasBy Angela Moon and Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) – From “Hey Rude,” a play on The Beatles classic devoted to Donald Trump, to “You Gotta Fight Far to the Right,” a dig at the presidential nomination process inspired by the Beastie Boys’ “You Gotta Fight For Your Right,” Twitter lit up on Tuesday with playful twists on pop songs targeted at Republicans. The hashtag #GOPSongs was a top trender on Twitter, with thousands tweaking famous song titles and lyrics as the hours counted down to the fifth Republican presidential TV debate, set for Tuesday night in Las Vegas. The trend kicked off late Monday when Comedy Central’s late night show “@midnight”, hosted by Chris Hardwick, tweeted: “It’s time to loosen your red tie and play #GOPSongs with us! Check out the examples and play along!” The hashtag was soon trending worldwide.

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