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.
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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”
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)
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”

 

26) Nina Simone – “Mississippi Goddam”
27) Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit”
28) Bob Dylan – “Masters of War”
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”
36)
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” and others.
58) Toto – “Love Has The Power”
59) Stevie Wonder – “Village Ghetto Land”
50) Yes – “The More We Live – Let Go”, “Take the Water to the Mountain”
51) Bill Withers – “Lean On Me”
52) The Bob Seger System – “2 + 2 = ?”
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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
… 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.
Please.
Speak up.
Please.