Regardless of your opinion on the Supreme Court’s monumental healthcare ruling today, you’re going to need a soundtrack to accompany your water-cooler discussion about constitutionality, partisan politics and that unpredictable Chief Justice John Roberts.
Fortunately, healthcare has long been a fertile topic for songwriters -- sickness and hospitals being an easy metaphor for all that ails us.
Here are five great songs that touch on the subject to accompany whatever mood the ruling may put you in today.
Mudhoney -- “Touch Me I’m Sick”
The defining song from the first titans of grunge. Enough fuzz-soaked guitars to beat any illness into submission.
Cab Calloway -- "St. James Infirmary"
One of Calloway’s spookiest, darkest tunes from the big band era. It made a noted cameo in the Betty Boop cartoon shown here, but it’s one of the finest Jazz Age laments from an American legend.