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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton head to their corners for the first presidential candidates' debate. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

The first US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton - which took place on Monday 26 September - was full of punchy lines and memorable moments from its contenders. Now, those moments are being turned into songs online, which are going viral.

A feature of the melodies now circulating is Hillary Clinton's unforgettable "shimmy" during the debate, which seemingly came in response to Donald Trump's cryptic attack on her temperament.

Trump stated that his "strongest asset, maybe by far, is my temperament," before turning to Clinton to complain about a mysterious appearance "the other day" at a union association event "behind the blue screen."

He added: "I don't know who you were talking to, Secretary Clinton, but you were totally out of control. I said, there's a person with a temperament that's got a problem."

Clinton, apparently finding the comment funny, smiled and said: "Woo, OK," befor giving a victory 'shimmy'. The shimmy is now the focus of a slew of memes and GIFs, with her move compared to basketball star Shaquille O'Neal's much publicised 'wiggle'.

Now, there's the Hillary Shimmy Song, presented online by 34-year-old Vermont composer Jonathan Mann, who claims to write one song every day. He has also written the Donald Trump Sniff Song, about the candidate's 'sniffles during the debate.

"This dude is comin' at me. I just smile and let him be," say the lyrics. "The dude brought his own rope. So I'm just gonna' shimmy shimmy shimmy."

Vice captured the sniffs — but without any music:

For now, there appears to be stiff competition for an overall 2016 presidential campaign anthem.

The Gregory Brothers — best known for their work auto-tuning news reports and the theme song for Tina Fey's web TV sitcom, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — almost immediately put some of the best lines of the debate to music. It starts: "Songify this."

The Brothers received some help from Blondie's Debbie Harry, who poses as the moderator along with guitarist Chris Stein in the video of the "musical."