Track of the Day: ‘I Wanna Be Sedated’ by The Ramones

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A reader personally identifies with a song that many Americans can relate to since Election Day:

I firmly believe that everyone should have their own personal theme song. Maybe it expresses their philosophy of life. Maybe it just makes them insanely happy. Maybe it’s deeply meaningful to them. Or maybe it’s a mystery as to why this is “the” song.

This is mine. Make of it what you will.

What’s your personal theme song and why? Let us know:

(Track of the Day archive here. Pre-Notes archive here.)