It's Tuesday! Time for another round of "5 Must-Hear Pop Songs of the Week"!
Today is a truly monumental day for the United States of America: It's Election Day 2012! Have you voted yet? Before you decide on the fate of the nation, consider these election-themed tracks by some of our favorite pop stars to help lead the way.
1.) Lana Del Rey, "National Anthem"
When Lana Del Rey isn't cruising down the coast going 'bout 99 with her bad boy by her heavenly side, she's busy inspiring a nation. "National Anthem" is one of the most supremely gorgeous cuts from her debut, Born To Die -- and it's also quite topical! Full of vintage Americana references ("red, white, blue is in the sky") and decadent delights ("Take me to the Hamptons/ Bugatti Veyron"), the indie chanteuse transports us back in time to her majestic version of the American Dream. You see, Lana understands the importance of voting to make all her dreams a reality. And if you're nervous about today's results, just count on her endless optimism to lead the way: "We will do very well/ I can tell, I can tell," she promises. In Lana We Trust.
Listen to more election-themed Must-Hear Pop Songs after the jump.