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The former Pennsylvania senator gets a song of his own.

As part of The Atlantic's comprehensive coverage of unofficial 2012 candidate theme songs, we bring you First Love's "Game On." It's a catchy little confection praising the former Pennsylvania senator for his stands on faith, taxes, and manufacturing.

First Love is a family band fronted by sisters Haley and Camille Harris. Like the Santorums, they're a large Christian family, so it seems logical that they'd gravitate to him. It's interesting to see how the campaign anthems reflect the images of the candidates themselves: Krista Branch's "We Are America" was passionate, catchy, and a little bombastic, like Herman Cain; Aimee Allen's Ron Paul theme is thorny, gritty, and serious about the issues. While Santorum has a dour side, this video reflects the cheerful, family-man side of his persona and his strength among rural voters as compared to Mitt Romney. Also, the Harris girls resemble Santorum's fellow Pennsylvanian Taylor Swift.

Unsurprisingly, Gawker mocked First Love as "the whitest family on earth," a statement that seems to ignore fellow Santorum supporters the Duggars. A little more substantively, while there's a well-developed theory of natural rights endowed by God, it's also a fact that James Madison and not the Supreme Being gave us the Bill of Rights. And that Reagan rhyme ("Oh, there is hope for our nation again/Maybe the first time since we had Ronald Reagan") is a little clunky. But this will probably be stuck in your head for the rest of the afternoon.

Check out previous coverage of campaign music: Barack Obama, Ron Paul, and Newt Gingrich.

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David A. Graham

David Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

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