According to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Sinatra sang this during Kennedy's successful 1960 presidential run, and it became Kennedy's campaign song. The song's writers Van Heusen and Cahn wrote a new set of lyrics to cheer on Kennedy, with the first lines:Everyone is voting for Jack
'Cause he's got what all the rest lack
Everyone wants to back, Jack
Jack is on the right track
This version was recorded as "High Hopes With Jack Kennedy
." There was no artist listed on the label and it wasn't sold (likely for legal reasons), but was distributed to juke boxes and radio stations.
Kennedy also had a more traditional custom campaign song called "Kennedy For Me
," but it lacked Sinatra's star power.