Authority Song
John Cougar Mellencamp

I fight authority
Authority always wins

Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1984
  • from the album Uh-Huh! (1983)
  • the song was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Mellencamp has said that The Bobby Fuller Four 1965 hit "I Fought the Law" was the inspiration for this song
  • written by John Mellencamp
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