Saturday 25 November 2017

Two is better than one? Michael Healy-Rae swamps election song scene with second campaign belter

Michael Healy-Rae in his campaign video
Michael Healy-Rae in his campaign video
Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

Strained harmonies? Check. Cheesy lines? Check. Michael Healy-Rae pictured with a gun? Check.

After a teaser last week where the Kerry Independent candidate's son posted a snap of him online wearing headphones at a mic, music fans feared the worst.

Thankfully, in his second election song that's just landed, Healy-Rae doesn't actually sing, but instead gives an impassioned speech halfway through.

This time it's set to the tune of Walk the Moon's 'Shut up and Dance' and includes pics of Healy-Rae with his candidate brother Danny as well as singer Daniel O'Donnell.

Local band Truly Diverse - who were behind his first song 'Make the Diff', do the honors this time too.

It goes: "It's time to vote him in, back to the Dáil again, I said vote Healy Rae your number one-uh-ne, two or three, he will always help in any way, so vote number one! Michael-Healy-Rae!

Well folks, Truly Diverse have done it again.With just a week to go until polling day the lads have made another...

Posted by Michael Healy-Rae on Friday, 19 February 2016

"Vote number Michael He-ee-ee-ealy Rae, vote number one Healy-Raaaaaaaae..."

And so it continues until the man himself steps up to the mic.

"Please re-elect me to Dáil Éireann to be the Independent voice for all of the county of Kerry," he bellows.

The song was posted on Healy-Rae's Facebook page.

Michael Healy-Rae's campaign video
Michael Healy-Rae's campaign video

"Well folks Truly Diverse have done it again," he wrote.

"With just another week to go until polling day the lads have made another belter of a song with even a little hint of myself towards the end. Have a listen and enjoy it, because I know I certainly did."

We did have a listen and it will haunt our dreams.

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