Heart stars Ann and Nancy Wilson, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, John Mellencamp, and Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds also took part in the funny video, titled Don't Use Our Songs, which was created for U.S. news show Last Week Tonight and aired on Sunday (24Jul16).

The segment kicked off with host John Oliver criticising U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and officials at the Republican Party for ignoring warnings from musicians like Queen and the Rolling Stones, who had previously asked Trump officials to stop playing their songs at campaign stops, and proceeding to use the bands' hits during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio last week (ends22Jul16).

The O'Jays, Earth, Wind and Fire, and officials at both George Harrison and Luciano Pavarotti's estates have all also taken issue with the use of their tunes during the annual political convention.

The backlash prompted Last Week Tonight producers to bring together Bolton, Lauper and friends for the unlikely collaboration, which features Usher crooning, "We notice something's wrong and it's gone on way too long/So we're asking you right now stop using our songs."

Lauper continues, "Stop using our music, that's the one and only rule/We didn't write these songs to make your campaign stop seem cool".

Trump campaign officials have yet to comment on the unauthorised music use criticism or the parody song.