In 2020, David Johansen, known as the frontman for the New York Dolls, reworked this song ahead of the United States election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. In his version, the lyrics are essentially the same, but with the references changed. "I've always liked the song," he said in a Songfacts interview
. "I played it on my radio show on Sirius, and I thought I should sing this song and make it about the US."
"A lot of people make songs that are dire and dismal about the situation," he added. "You're bombarded with that kind of stuff on the news all the time. This one sneaks the message in there with a happy song."
Johansen got his wish when Biden defeated Trump.