Rand Paul Rocks Out to AC/DC and Other Midterm Election Victory Songs

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435 Representatives, 37 Senators, and 37 governors were elected into office last night. And though their terms haven't started and it's too early to pick apart their records, many of them have made a crucial decision that we can already judge them for: which song to use at their victory parties. Here, a survey of what music was blasting at official bashes from New York to Texas:

"TNT" by AC/DC (Rand Paul, Republican, Senator-elect from Kentucky):



The theme from Rocky (Martin O'Malley, Democrat, governor of Maryland)



"Work for the Working Man" by Bon Jovi (Andrew Cuomo, Democrat, governor-elect of New York):



"Heartland" by George Strait and "Small Town Southern Man" by Alan Jackson (Rick Perry, Republican, governor of Texas):





"Bustin Loose" by Chuck Brown (Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, non-voting Congressional delegate from D.C.):



"Welcome to the Future" by Brad Paisley (Jim Cooper, Democrat, Representative from Tennessee's 5th District)



Most surprising non-choice: Contrary to one reader's prediction, no one seems to have played Queen's classic winner's anthem "We Are the Champions."

Least surprising non-choice: Incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner did not pick a Johnny Cash song to celebrate his victory.

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Eleanor Barkhorn is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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