For many voters around the country, Donald Trump’s candidacy is music to their ears — literally.
The billionaire developer-cum-reality TV star-cum-presidential candidate can now add muse to his list of accomplishments. But don’t wait for any of the dozen or so songs inspired by Trump to hit the charts anytime soon.
While sources said his campaign has received numerous song and music video submissions, Trump has yet to reach out to any of the artists who spoke to The Post.
Nevertheless Trump thinks it’s great. “We have a real movement here,” he told The Post.
Rapper Mac Miller may have started it all in 2011 with his potty-mouth song and video declaring, “I take over the world when I’m on my Donald Trump s–t, look at all this money.” One version has been viewed over 101.9 million times.
Now, with Trump crisscrossing the heartland, the floodgates have opened.
Oklahoma fan Justin Jackson is looking to strike a chord with voters by penning and producing country song “Trump Train.” Jackson, who appeared on the 2013 reality TV show “Summer Camp” and now runs his father’s fundraising business, said he wrote his ditty between Oklahoma City and Amarillo on his way to an elk hunt.
His co-writer, country singer Wesley Michael Hayes, added the instrumentation and sang it with his band Outlaw Territory. The accompanying YouTube video pulls out all the patriotic bells and whistles: flags, grassy plains, chugging trains and, yes, even an eagle.
Jackson is also tweaking his tune with rolling train noises and a harder edge than the first version.
“I feel like Trump is our best hope for getting this country turned around and that’s what we need,” said Jackson, who has held signs at a Trump rally. “I like that he has a spine of steel, he won’t back down and he’s not doing it for the money.”
Clearly, Trump’s campaign is getting the creative juices flowing for songwriters, amateur and professional alike, whether their musical tastes run to folk, country, rap or reggae.
“The Trump Song — Megyn Kelly, Rand Paul, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush Diss” interweaves Trump’s spoken lines with the writer’s own raps to include: “Stop Hillary, time for a new world order, protect our border.”
Another video by Roxx Starzz includes a chorus line populated with costumed glittering “TRUMPettes.”
Several homemade but slick Trump tribute videos are set to Rick Derringer’s “Real American,” which has lyrics, “I’m a real American. Fight for what’s right.”
Not all of them are destined for the top of the charts. Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down” inspired another Trump lover to use it as the basis for some original lyrics and video. Sung to a single guitar, it’s heartfelt — but less energetic than the original.
Music critics can’t accuse Bayside resident Richard Apuzzo’s country rocker “America Like Before” of lacking energy.
“I watch the news and everything he says is what we need,” said Apuzzo, who also writes songs for up-and-coming Nashville artists.
His friend, Florida resident Guy Ruvolo, produced the music, while country singer and Florida cop Shane Duncan is the vocalist. Tom Franco of Connecticut produced the video.
While the lyrics, “Let’s make America great again, better than she’s ever been,” never mention Trump’s name, he’s the star of the YouTube video.
“Inspired by The Donald, written by 2 conservatives, sung by a Patrol Officer. How American can you get?” the group wrote on the site.
“We just want to get him elected,” Apuzzo said. “We want to donate the song to the campaign.”
His sister, Connecticut native Marie Farricielli, said Apuzzo felt compelled to support Trump because of his concerns that America is “going down the tubes.” Farricielli is also a big Trump supporter.
“The first week he came out for president I sent him a donation and volunteered to work,” she said. But like others who are energized by the candidate, she added, “He just has to tone it down a little.”
Children are also getting into the act. On Jan. 15, a Pensacola, Fla., rally brought out the USA Freedom Kids, who sang an ode to Trump penned by Jeff Popick, whose daughter Alexis is front and center along with friends Bianca and Izzy. Sarah and Victoria complete the group, which also has a hit with their National Anthem 2.