What are Joseph Muscat’s favourite songs?

The New Year will start with a bang as in February the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing a set of songs chosen by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Yes, you heard it right, the national orchestra will regale us with the PM’s playlist.

The Facebook page advertising the event leaves us guessing what music the Prime Minister likes. Some have questioned the move, but here are a few suggestions anyway…

Don’t Ask Me No Questions by Lynyrd Skynyrd

The song by the southern rock band released in 1974 says it all really

Material Girl by Madonna

The closest thing to a capitalist anthem

Hallelujah Money by Gorrilaz

The song by the alternative rock virtual band captures the prevailing mood in the country perfectly

I Want It All by Queen

Another song which could easily replace Robert Sammut and Dun Karm’s national anthem

The Dictator Decides by Pet Shop Boys

Erm…a song about a leader who wants to pack it all in

Legalize the Premier by Caparezza feat. Albarosie

Making the illegal legal comes very natural to us Maltese


The Great Escape theme song

They’re no Steve McQueen but Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi love this (so does the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra)

I’ve got the Power by Snap

Nuff said

Panama by Van Halen

Another song loved by the boys at Castille

Jokerman by Bob Dylan

In Dylan’s words the idol ‘will crush you with wealth and power’

BONUS TRACK: Emperor’s Song by Fish

We couldn’t leave out Muscat’s favourite artist


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