List of songs of peace, rights, sustainability, activism, protest, etc

Here’s a short list of songs that may inspire the type of songs of peace, rights, sustainability, (Peaceful, Non-violent) activism and protest, social change, etc that this project is intending to bring into being.
Not the sound necessarily, but some of the types of message.
1) Michael Franti & Spearhead –

”Bomb The World” (We can bomb the world to pieces but we can’t bomb it into peace) and “Hey World” (Don’t Give Up)
2) CSNY – ”Ohio”, “Almost Cut My Hair”, Woodstock”
3) Marvin Gaye – ”Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”, ”What’s Going On”, “What’s Happening Brother”, “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”
4) Neil Young – ”Let’s Impeach The President”
5) Natalie Merchant – ”Carnival”
6) Bruce Hornsby – ”The Way It Is”
7) Eric Johnson – ”Trail Of Tears”
8) Pink – ”Dear Mr President”
9) Rush – “Closer To The Heart” and others
10) The Clash – “Know Your Rights”
11) Michael Jackson – “Heal The World” and “We Are The World”
12) U2 – “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”, Sunday Bloody Sunday
13) Bruce Springsteen – “American Skin” (41 Shots)
14) John Lennon – “Imagine”, Plastic Ono Band “Give Peace a Chance”
15) David Rovics – (Pretty much anything by him)
16) Bright Eyes – “When The President Talks To God”
17) The Youngbloods – “Get Together”
18) Bob Marley and The Wailers – “Get Up, Stand Up”, One Love”
19) Pete Seeger – “We Shall Overcome”
20) Black Sabbath – “War Pigs”
21) The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphopricy – “Television, The Drug Of The Nation” and others
22) Depeche Mode – “People Are People”
23) Buffalo Springfield – ”For What It’s Worth”
24) Concrete Blonde – “God Is A Bullet”
25) The Beatles – All You Need is Love”, “Revolution”
26) Nina Simone – “Mississippi Goddam”
27) Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit”
28) Bob Dylan – “Masters of War”, “The Times They Are A-Changin'”, “Blowin’ In The Wind”
29) CCR – “Fortunate Son”
30) Anthrax – “Indians”
31) George Harrison – Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)”
32) Patti Smith – “People Have the Power”
33) Jackie DeShannon – “Put a Little Love in Your Heart”, “What the World Needs Now Is Love”
34) Rebelution feat. Lutan Fyah – “Good Vibes”
35) The Cranberries – “Zombie”
Alicia Keys – “We Are Here”
37) Anti-Flag – “911 for Peace”
38) Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions – “People Get Ready”
39) Matisyahu – “One Day”
40) Lenny Kravitz – “We Want Peace”
41) The O’Jays – “Love Train”
42) Ozzy Osbourne – “Revelation (Mother Earth)”
43) Renaissance – “Cry to the World”
44) Ocean Colour Scene – “Profit In Peace”
45) Buffy Sainte-Marie – “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee”, “Universal Soldier”, “The War Racket”, “No No Keshagesh” and many others.
46) Woody Guthrie – Harriet Tubman’s Ballad” and many others.
47) Temple Of The Dog – “Hunger Strike”
48) 4 Non Blondes – “What’s Up”
49) Gil Scott Heron – “Whitey On the Moon”, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”
50) John Mellencamp – “Rain On The Scarecrow”
51) John Trudell – “Fables and Other Realities”, “Listening (Honor Song)” and many others.
52) The Chambers Brothers – “Love, Peace & Happiness”
53) Grand Funk Railroad – “Creepin'”
54) Def Leppard – “Gods Of War”

55) Metallica – “One”
56) Megadeth – “Countdown To Extinction” and others.
57) Pink Floyd – “On The Turning Away”, “Us And Them”, “Echoes” much of “The Wall” and others.
58) Toto – “Love Has The Power”
59) Stevie Wonder – “Village Ghetto Land”
60) Yes – “The More We Live – Let Go”, “Take the Water to the Mountain”
61) Bill Withers – “Lean On Me”
62) The Bob Seger System – “2 + 2 = ?”
63) Tom MacDonald – “The System”
64) Doobie Brothers – “Takin’ It to the Streets”
65) Holly Near – “Singing for Our Lives” and others.

66) Ani DiFranco – Your Next Bold Move” and others.

67) Steve Earle – “The Revolution Starts…Now” and others.
68) Phil Ochs – “I Ain’t Marching Anymore” and others.
69) Lou Reed – “Last Great American Whale” and others.
70) White Lion – “Little Fighter”
71) Dave Mathews Band – Ants Marching”
72) Quicksilver Messenger Service – “What About Me”
73) Johnny Cash – “Man in Black
74) Freda Payne – “Bring the Boys Home”
75) Rage Against The Machine – “Sleep Now In The Fire” and others.
Supertramp – “The Logical Song”
77) Lyla June – “All Nations Rise”
78) Willie King and The Liberators – ”Terrorized”
79) Nick Lowe (and then covered by Elvis Costello and the Attractions) – “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding”
80) Ismus Betrue & Mario Moniz – “If Angels Were Real”
81) Timmy Thomas – “Why Can’t We Live Together”
82) Icy Window – “Debt Free”
83) Emmett Wheatfall – “Miles To Go”
84) Deep Purple – “Child in Time”
85) Yusuf / Cat Stevens – “Peace Train”
86) House of Good Tones Srebrenica – “Love People”
87) Jesse Colin Young – “Peace Song”
88) Emmanuel Jal – “We Want Peace”
89) Seasick Steve – “Love and Peace”
90) Tarek Bibi – “LightWarrior Anthem”
91) Tatiana Moroz – “Whatcha Gonna Do”
92) Three Dog Night – “Black & White”
93) Hot Chocolate – “Brother Louie”
94) Paper Lace – “Billy – Don’t Be A Hero”
95) OMNIA “I don’t speak Human”
96) Jason Mraz – “Back to the Earth”
97) Midnight Oil – “Blue Sky Mine”, “Beds Are Burning”
98) Bryan Adams – “What If There Were No Sides At All”
99) P.F. Sloan (and covered by Barry McGuire and others) – “Eve Of Destruction”
100) Peter, Paul and Mary – “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “The Great Mandala (The Wheel of Life)” and others

101) Grateful Dead – “Morning Dew”
102) Phil Ochs – “Iron Lady”
103) The Cure – “Jumping Someone Else’s Train”
104) Kate Bush – “Experiment IV”, “Army Dreamers”
105) Tears For Fears – “Mad World”, “Sowing The Seeds Of Love”
106) Graham Nash – “Chicago”,  “Military Madness”
107) Boston – “Peace Of Mind”
108) Edwin Starr – “War”
109) Indy Angel – “Jumala loi maan”
110) Steve Miller Band – “I Want To Make The World Turn Around”
I’ll add to this and please feel free to contact me with suggested additions and/or to be involved in this project.

PS, this project is a call out to ALL artists and ALL people that want positive change, people that see things that are wrong that need changing, and people that see things that are right that need support.
We can make songs that speak just like all those listed above have.
it can be easy, we can do this over the internet.
Contact me to be involved or if you have questions.
… even if you don’t want to be involved in this project PLEASE stop with your silence.
It’s a betrayal to the world and it’s a betrayal to the idea of art itself.
Speak up.

Overview and invite! (Updated)

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Let’s collaborate on songs of Peace, Rights and Sustainability!!!
No experience necessary.
No money necessary.
As little or as much time as you’d like to put into this.
This can be easy, fun and help our world,
PLEASE contact me and let’s get some songs going!

I’ll list links a couple paragraphs below to programs and websites we can use to share audio and video and text files as I decide what I am using and will update as needed.
Suggestions are welcome.

This project is about making a better world, so the songs are specifically meant to be about rights, sustainability, peace and so forth. We want the instrumentation to be as good as possible, but this is about more than just the music, they must carry a message in support of a better world.


A DAW is a Digital Audio Workstation – recording program Like FL Studio, Cubase, ProTools…..
If you don’t have access to a DAW you can still be involved!
You can write lyrics and poetry, you can even record your voice or whatever on a phone or other method, just contact me and we’ll figure out how you can participate.

The LIST of programs and sites we can use.
(that will be updated and yes, I welcome suggestions)…
1)   I use FL Studio as my DAW. Whatever you use is fine and if you don’t have one don’t worry, contact me and we’ll get your music, vocals or whatever as part of a song.
2) is a site I joined where you can upload tracks and get people to join in on a collab, please check it out and when you do let me know you’ve joined so we can connect and collab.
3) is one of many sites that you can transfer files (up to 2 GB) and/or store files.
4)    Mega has free and paid storage with 20 Gigs free (more than Dropbox) and while I haven’t used this part yet, on your desktop browser, Android or iOS device, you can have a secure voice or video call with a single contact or have a group text chat with several contacts participating. You can also send files from your MEGA Cloud Drive to other members of the group chat while messages are flowing, so collabs could be nice and productive using that site.
AND  Please READ the terms and privacy policy of any site or program or app that you use. I am listing these and will add or change the list but the decision to use any of them or others MUST be decided by you and you can’t make a proper decision unless you are informed, so read up on your own.

If you do want to trade tracks back and forth through email or whatever please make sure to render the tracks you plan on sending from the very start of the song even if the part you want to send doesn’t come in until part way through the song.
So there may be a lot of silence before your music or vocals are heard but it will ensure they come in at the right place and are lined up properly.

My instrumental music you can listen to if you’d like to see some of what I can do:

Please contact me with questions, ideas or to sign up for the newsletter. is a new video, podcast and article series that will help us make this a better world and have fun with music, collaborations and recording!
It will help us all be able to automatically figure out better ways or to deal with problems in an immediate way and to be proactive AND to mix in music in whatever ways possible!
There is more detail on this project at the first post, more will be found in future posts and the various pages of this site which have been started but need more work.


Now, get to work making this a better world!!!

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The podcast below is the same as the video above, but only audio. Then there’s the article.

I’ll start the ball rolling with a basic summing up of the better world and music parts of this project (more than in the above podcast and video) what this site and project’s main mission is…

This site is to help us all be able to automatically search for better ways or to deal with problems in an immediate way and to be proactive whenever possible.

Instead of talking about problems or posting them on social media and just being mad or sad we can and should come up with a solution or search one out.
What we share as a solution may not be the best or the most efficient etc but the more we automatically see a problem we, at the very least, try to come up with a way to deal with it, make the problem or bad thing stop and to move in a direction of a better way where the problem wouldn’t even happen in the first place.

Until we all do that we’ll be stuck with problems way longer than they had to be problems because of everyone thinking “if people know about this, it will end or be dealt with” which is fine to think it and admirable to see someone being aware and deciding to raise awareness, but if everyone does that there will be total awareness by everyone on the planet and still nothing will change.
We must stop being only reporters expecting someone else to come up with and set into motion some sort of vehicle of change and train ourselves to automatically be the one that wants change AND comes up with a solution and/or searches out something, gets busy being involved in the change and shares the solution around, or, if nothing seems to be being done by anyone and one can not come up with anything on their own then they should put out a call for someone to figure out what we can do.

So, whenever talking about or posting online about a problem, PLEASE start with the title/subject issue or link, then add the solution or link and if it’s in a post on social media do those 2 things in that order so that when someone shares it the info or plea for someone to come up with something to do goes with the original post and is not just a comment only seen by those seeing it on your page or in the feed with your version of it.
THEN copy the solution or plea and paste it in the comments of the post so as to make sure it’s seen and it is perfectly clear to all that whatever you posted about bothers you AND you are trying to fix it or find some way of dealing with it.

Same in person. Talk about whatever it is, then talk of a solution/way of changing things and/or ask the person or people you are speaking with what they think should be done and then encourage others to follow through and then work on it even if you are alone in acting on whatever it is.
You can’t guarantee anyone else will act, but you can make sure YOU do.

Also make sure to do the same with good things that should be encouraged. Don’t just see the good and bad of the world and ignore or only report on it, ACTIVELY engage yourself supporting what is good and stopping or changing that which is bad.

This site will also have videos and articles about music and recording and one thing that would be GREAT would be to collaborate on songs that say something about what is important such as peace, rights, a sustainable planet and so forth.
Hopefully that can happen and as for me I am a musician but do not sing, so anyone interested in collaborating please contact me and let me know!

Again, reporting is not enough, make problem/solution as one thing in your mind, don’t leave it up to others.


Now, get to work making this a better world!!!

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