If you've ever attended a political rally, you know it takes a long time to get things started. And no candidate wants to walk out to a "cold" audience. So, it's common for campaigns to play songs they feel will not only represent their message but rev up the crowd.
Sometimes, though, music artists aren't so happy to hear their music used by a political candidate.
You can list Adele among those folks.
The Trump campaign has been mixing in some Rolling In The Deep from Adele at campaign events based on the lyric "we could have had it all."
Trump has also utilized the singer's Skyfall, I'm guessing due to the lines “when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together."
But Adele fans aren't happy and have voiced their opinions on social media:
Noooooo!! Not Adele!! Must Trump ruin that too?! https://t.co/3CEbjlubpK— Samantha (@JaSaMorgan) January 26, 2016
Hello @Adele management. Why are you allowing your client's music to be played by the Trump campaign at their political rallies?— Neuropsychology (@neuropsychblog) January 24, 2016
Adele has now issued a statement saying she has never endorsed Trump's use of her music.
A spokesman for Adele issued this: “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning."