Presidential candidates have long been sampling celebrated songs as battle cries to invigorate their crowds. Bill Clinton had Fleetwood Mac. Barack Obama used Stevie Wonder. But recently candidates like Donald Trump are being admonished by artists including R.E.M. and Neil Young for using their songs without permission.
So on Wednesday night’s Late Show Stephen Colbert hoped to resolve the conflict by providing the presidential hopefuls with an anthem that was “generic enough not to offend anyone” and “generic enough to be loved by everyone.”
The host was joined by a cowboy-hat-clad Jack Black to sing “My Kind of America,” a song that included lyrics about blue jeans, rock ‘n’ roll, and Betsy Ross building the pentagon.
Watch the clip above to see Colbert and Black dance and sing the song that’s also about farmers and bagel bites.