John F. Kennedy was elected president in one of the closest elections in United States history. John F. Kennedy Song Lyrics: (Verse 1) President John F. Kennedy, came to office in 1960. Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy Davis Jr. performed the song with a children's chorus at the 32nd Academy Awards ceremony, where it won the award for Best Original Song. Frank Sinatra, however, wasn’t always available to make personal appearances on behalf of Kennedy — though he did his share. JFK's campaign song produced by Frank Sinatra Such was the extent of which Sinatra and the newly-dubbed "Jack Pack" supported Kennedy for president, they even reworked the song … He's got high hopes I done spent my last three cents Mailing my letter to the president I didn't make a show, I didn't make a dent So I'm swinging over to this independent gent Stetson Kennedy Writing his name in. His success in many urban and industrial states gave him a clear majority of 303 to 219 in the electoral vote. Subsequently, Sinatra approached Cahn with the idea of developing a new set of lyrics that could be used as a campaign song for John F. Kennedy for his 1960 presidential run. John F. Kennedy's quest for the White House was no different. That year's master of the campaign song was, of course, John F. Kennedy. Dinah Shore I … The altered lyrics reflected Kennedy's campaign. Well, apparently you can actually fit 27 mentions of a name in a one-minute ad -- that’s what John F. Kennedy's 1960 jingle ad is first and foremost about name recognition, inundating the viewer with images of the candidate's face and placards with his name. The music of the campaign song is the same, but, of course, the lyrics were changed to incorporate references to JFK and his campaign for president. This tune, with special “elect-Jack-Kennedy” lyrics, and backed by a chorus version of “all the way,” pretty much became the JFK campaign theme song. Sinatra also recorded a version of the tune with different lyrics which was used as the theme song for the 1960 Presidential Campaign of John F. Kennedy. Kennedy's popular vote margin over Nixon was 118,550 out of a total of nearly 69 million votes cast. He used an altered rendition of the highly popular Frank Sinatra song "High Hopes" as his theme music. John F. Kennedy Keystone / Getty Frank Sinatra changed the lyrics of his 1959 hit single for the 1960 Democratic candidate, expressing the emotional essence of Kennedy's campaign, and the optimism of a new decade and a new political generation. As to the campaign song on the flip side, "All the Way," it is not sung by Sinatra, but instead it is sung by a chorus.