Katrina and the Waves’ hit song, “Walking On Sunshine”, was played before a rally for Bachmann last Tuesday. The band issued a statement after learning of this:
Katrina & The Waves would like it to be known that they do not endorse the use of ‘Walking On Sunshine’ by Michele Bachmann and have instructed their lawyers accordingly.
The band follows Tom Petty’s lead earlier this week after Bachmann played Petty’s “American Girl” before a rally. Tom Petty sent the Bachmann camp a cease and desist letter.
The band’s lead singer, Katrina Leskanich, went on to explain:
As the singer of ‘Walking on Sunshine’ I don’t endorse its use by Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign. I’ve performed ‘Walking on Sunshine’ for so many years in so many different countries that it’s become the one constant in my life and the one thing I can count on to bring happiness to myself and others. The song is used in commercials and movies as a vehicle for a feel good moment or empowerment but if I disagree with the policies, opinions or platforms for its use, I’ve no choice but to try and defend the song and prevent its misuse. Music can be both powerful and moving and sometimes even a little dangerous.