Plenty of bands playing on the periphery of the Republican National Convention (Prophets of Rage, Third Eye Blind) are taking their shots at the GOP, but a lot of people watching the Republican Party kick off Wednesday night’s program inside Quicken Loans Arena thought that a cover of “Ring of Fire” performed by country star Chris Janson was the perfect choice.
RNC delegates now dancing on the floor to Ring of Fire
— lesley clark (@lesleyclark) July 20, 2016
— Scott Shafer (@scottshafer) July 20, 2016
— Jessie Opoien (@jessieopie) July 20, 2016
Band playing Ring of Fire is probably the most appropriate song Reince could have chosen for the RNC. #ThisIsFine
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 20, 2016
— Mallory Rascher (@CaliMallie) July 20, 2016
When I heard "Ring of Fire" coming from the RNC broadcast I actually stopped dead in my tracks. Most appropriate theme ever?
— McClain (@MCCLAiN142) July 20, 2016
"I fell into a burning ring of fire" sounds about right, all things considered. #RNCinCLE
— Andrew Chapman (@achap84) July 20, 2016
Now they're doing a horrific cover of Ring of Fire, the first song a perfect summary of the GOP and the second a prediction for the future?
— Mary Carroll (@TheMaryCarroll) July 20, 2016
The @GOP convention just fell into a 'Burning Ring of Fire'. I think Paul Ryan ordered that one on the jukebox.
— Richard Harrison (@Photos_FT_Parks) July 20, 2016
— Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) July 20, 2016
A band playing "Ring of Fire" at the Republican National Convention. pic.twitter.com/MngKr7bCvu
— Brett Gallman (@brettgallman) July 20, 2016
— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) July 20, 2016
Note to the Democrats: Do NOT play “Ring of Fire” any time Bill Clinton is present inside the convention center.
This performance of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" proves that there is no God. #RNCinCLE
— Brian Hall (@tauycreek) July 20, 2016
Johnny Cash would cry if he heard this version of "Ring of Fire" #RNCinCLE
— Jason Russell (@JRussellMI) July 20, 2016
No no no. If you're going to do Ring of Fire, it has to be Social Distortion.
— ConservativeLA (@ConservativeLA) July 20, 2016
It was probably on the set list all along, but maybe it was moved up in honor of the protester who had a little trouble burning an American flag.
Tonight's song, "Ring of Fire," is dedicated to the flag-burning protester who accidentally set himself aflame.
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) July 20, 2016
Come on, though … Janson’s No. 1 hit “Buy Me a Boat” is just plain fun. Lighten up!
Actual song being played at RNC: "They say money can't buy everything, maybe so, but it can buy me a boat."
— Joel Mathis (@joelmmathis) July 20, 2016
— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) July 20, 2016
A solemn prayer followed by a song about money, Ring of Fire, and one about loving a country girl. Embrace those stereotypes. Make em yours.
— Coral Moore (@coralm) July 20, 2016
The RNC delegates are awkwardly rocking out to "Buy Me a Boat," a song that mocks hard work & the New Testament
— The Discourse Lover (@Trillburne) July 20, 2016
#RNCinCLE opens tonight to worship of Mammon, god of Greed, then proceeds to ruin Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire. Awful.
— Andrew Pedersen (@SilverainStudio) July 20, 2016
Maybe “Buy Me a Boat” was dedicated to Sen. Marco Rubio and his famous “luxury speedboat.”