The release last Wednesday of a rap clip in which Jean-Luc Mélenchon is mentioned launches the series of these unofficial songs of the presidential candidates. The opportunity to look at these clips that marked the previous campaigns.

In a presidential campaign, there are official political party clips, lip dubs and activists’ anthems. And then there are these professional or amateur singers, inspired by certain candidates, who embark on their own initiative in supporting texts. Sometimes for a laugh, sometimes more seriously. And the nuance between the two is often difficult to distinguish.

The release last Wednesday of a rap about Jean-Luc Mélenchon launches the 2022 season of these unofficial songs of the presidential candidates. It is thus that in the clip of Fadoo, of Krtel City, the portrait of the leader of rebellious France is found on the faces of the extras, and that in the middle of a text evoking “the moula” and ” several cellophane products “, we drift on the candidate:” Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Yeah we are rebellious like Jean-Luc Mélenchon. Present every season. Jean-Luc Mélenchon. We want to rule the world like Jean- Luc Mélenchon. ” This song is not intended for the presidential election, assures its author. Five months before the election, this rap could yet mark the campaign. The rhythm and the catchy text have also earned Fadoo a few congratulatory messages from rebellious activists.

A previous clip – in which we could hear “Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Jean-Luc Mélenchon. We don’t like the police, like Jean-Luc Mélenchon” – was published last May and had hit social media.

Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, François Fillon … almost all the 2017 presidential candidates were entitled to their song during the campaign. Some have remained engraved in our memories, such as “poutous à Philippe Poutou”. “I want to make poutous to Philippe Poutou, loulous, papous all along the neck”, sings Filip Flatau, director with offbeat humor. It has to date more than 167,000 views on Youtube.

Just before the election, Emmanuel Macron was able to count (or not) on the support of the singer GingerL and her title “En marche, ça marche!” : “Together we walk! It works! Because all together, we dream on the march. On the march, for France”. Questioned at the time by franceinfo, the singer indicated that it was a “strictly personal initiative” intended to “relax the atmosphere around the countryside”. The video has since been removed from her Youtube channel but is still visible on Ridicule TV.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon had the right to a “hymn of rebellious France” to the tune of Tryo, François Fillon to a reggae “To the bottom with Fillon” like “Get Up Stand Up” by Bob Marley, and Benoît Hamon to a declaration of love … Videos that have since been deleted but that you can listen to in this compilation made by France 24:

Already in 2012, Jean-Luc Mélenchon inspired singers and actors. A certain Victoire Passage called on the candidate to take “power” over her: “I want you to be like a pedestrian crossing, a concrete marker, not a cardboard thing. Oh Jean-Luc, I give you my wings to carry you towards the presidential elections. ” It was actually a communication operation on the part of the agency Passage pedestrians, specializing in marketing and events. “The campaign was gloomy, boring, we wanted to bring freshness”, then explained to Point Frédéric Lambert, one of the two bosses of the communication agency. The clip has over 1.6 million views on Youtube.

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, again, was at the heart of the cover of Philippe Katerine’s song, J’adore, by the group Psychonada. “I cut the sound and I put the sound back” thus becomes “I cut the chon and I re-Mélenchon”.

Also in 2012, the associative record company Olga Records had embarked on the creation of a song for each candidate. The most successful one was for Philippe Poutou. With her very inspired words – “Who is it who would be my roudoudou? Not Pompidou, Philippe Poutou. My nanny with big cuddles. I want to play on her knees” – she has more than 177,000 views on Youtube.

Other Internet users were mobilized to produce a cover of “Hold on to the Dream” by Sean Paul, transformed into “Holland to the Dream”. Result: 471,000 views on Youtube.