Persuasive Song
Need to convince people to go along with something? Just sing a song about it.


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Often crosses with Crowd Song.


Examples:

Film
  • In Bebe's Kids, in spite of all the evidence against Kahlil, Leon convinces the court to let him off by singing a song about freedom.

Western Animation
  • In the Family Guy episode "Let's Go to the Hop" Peter, in disguise as a high school student, convinces the students to stop licking toads to get high by singing a parody of "You're the One that I Want" from Grease.
    • In "Episode 420" Brian convinces the town to legalize marijuana by singing about its benefits. Later when he's forced to delegalize marijuana, he sings another song (which we only hear the tail end of) about why pot is bad.
  • In the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Over a Barrel" Pinkie Pie sings a song about friendship to convince the buffalo not to wreck the town. Subverted in that the conflict had already been resolved before she starting singing and her song was so terrible it got the buffalo back to being mad at the town.
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