Heart Bashes ‘Barracuda’ Palin

Although Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin might have earned the nickname “Barracuda” in high school for her basketball skills, Heart doesn’t approve of their song being used to promote the Republican vice presidential hopeful’s image.

Ann and Nancy Wilson expressed their distaste toward the 1977 hit being used at the Republican National Convention September 4 following Sen. John McCain’s acceptance speech, according to the Seattle Times.

“Sarah Palin’s views and values in NO WAY represent us as American women. We ask that our song ‘Barracuda’ no longer be used to promote her image,” the Wilsons said in a statement. “The song ‘Barracuda’ was written in the late ’70s as a scathing rant against the soulless, corporate nature of the music business, particularly for women.

“While Heart did not and would not authorize the use of their song at the RNC, there’s irony in Republican strategists’ choice to make use of it there.”

The Wilsons said their representatives, Universal Music Publishing and Sony BMG, sent the McCain-Palin campaign a cease-and-desist notice to stop using the tune as Palin’s theme song.