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Tue Sep 20, 2022, 06:46 PM

50 Greatest Protest Songs (with vids)

Thanks to Radio X
Sorry for just a link but the link has background bits and all the vids imbedded. Enjoy!



https://amp.radiox.co.uk/features/x-lists/best-protest-songs/

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Reply 50 Greatest Protest Songs (with vids) (Original post)
AKwannabe Sep 20 OP
MindHowYouGo Sep 20 #1
AKwannabe Sep 20 #2
highplainsdem Sep 20 #3
thucythucy Sep 20 #4
AKwannabe Sep 20 #8
shenmue Sep 20 #5
thucythucy Sep 20 #6
thucythucy Sep 20 #7

Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2022, 07:33 PM

1. The List in Text

I liked this list and the bits so much that I'm going to create a playlist.
If anyone else is so inclined, see below. But also go back to read the bits and take a listen.

RadioX's 50 Greatest Protest Songs

1. Rage Against the Machine Killing in The Name (1992)
2. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
3. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday (1983)
4. Radiohead Idioteque (2000)
5. Public Enemy - Fight the Power (1989)
6. The Specials - Ghost Town (1981)
7. Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1971)
8. Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven (1989)
9. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
10. Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (1963)
11. No Doubt - Just A Girl (1995)
12. Sex Pistols - Anarchy in The UK (1976)
13. The Beatles - Revolution (1968)
14. Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (1998).
15. Gossip - Standing in The Way of Control (2005)
16. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Two Tribes (1984)
17. The Rolling Stones - We Love You (1967)
18. The Clash - Rock the Casbah (1982)
19. N.W.A. - F**k Tha Police (1988)
20. The Smiths - Panic (1986)
21. Billy Bragg - Between the Wars (1985)
22. Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is (1986)
23. Bruce Springsteen - Born in The USA (1984)
24. Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On (1971)
25. Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
26. Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning (1989)
27. The Special AKA - Free Nelson Mandela (1984)
28. Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster (1979)
29. M.I.A. - Paper Planes (2008)
30. Stevie Wonder - Living for The City (1973)
31. The Doors - The Unknown Soldier (1968)
32. Madness - (Waiting For) The Ghost Train (1984)
33. Tom Robinson - Glad to Be Gay (1978)
34. The Smiths Meat Is Murder (1985)
35. R.E.M. - Drive (1992)
36. Metallica - One (1988)
37. Peter Gabriel - Biko (1980)
38. The Jam - The Eton Rifles (1979)
39. X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage, Up Yours!
40. Bob Marley and The Wailers - Get Up Stand Up (1973)
41. Pink Floyd - Another Brick in The Wall (Part 2) (1979)
42. The Farm - All Together Now (1991)
43. James Brown - Say It Loud (Im Black and Im Proud) (1968)
44. Muse - Psycho (2015)
45. John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band - Give Peace A Chance (1969)
46. The Killers - Land of The Free (2019)
47. The Clash - (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais (1978)
48. The Cranberries Zombie (1994)
49. Paolo Nutini - Iron Sky (2014)
50. Hozier and Mavis Staples - Nina Cried Power (2018)

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Response to MindHowYouGo (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 20, 2022, 07:59 PM

2. Thanks. The list enhances the post.

I like so many of these songs. And some are new to me.

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2022, 08:53 PM

3. Thanks! Good list! But how in the world did they miss

"Fortunate Son"?



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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2022, 08:58 PM

4. It's a matter of taste and opinion

so there's no right or wrong to this, but I would have included:

Masters of War -- Bob Dylan
If I Had a Rocket Launcher -- Bruce Cockburn
Rebel Girl--Bikini Kill
Reject All American Bikini Kill
The Call Up--the Clash
Fortunate Son--Credence Clearwater Revival
Strange Fruit--Billy Holiday...
Small Town Boy--Bronski Beat...
Working Class Hero -- John Lennon

The list could easily be expanded to 100 songs.

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Response to thucythucy (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 20, 2022, 10:53 PM

8. One of mine...

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2022, 09:05 PM

5. Didn't know 'Monkey Gone to Heaven' was a protest song

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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2022, 09:07 PM

6. No Shelter -- Rage Against the Machine


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Response to AKwannabe (Original post)

Tue Sep 20, 2022, 09:19 PM

7. If I Had a Rocket Launcher--best version


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