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Topic: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: PanAm747
Posted 2002-02-13 05:16:56 and read 1108 times.

What songs do you think made the biggest impact in society and politics? Obviously the '60s are full of songs which sought to inspire a generation to bring about social change.

I heard that President Nixon cried when he heard the song "Ohio".

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: RealHigh
Posted 2002-02-13 05:19:30 and read 1074 times.

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

By the Time I Get to Arizona - Public Enemy

Cop Killer - Ice T/Body Count

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: PanAm747
Posted 2002-02-13 05:24:42 and read 1067 times.

>>Cop Killer - Ice T/Body Count<<

I agree, this really turned the tables after listening to New Kids on the Block. This really opened the door for Gangsta rap.

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: Confuscius
Posted 2002-02-13 05:35:02 and read 1059 times.

The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan

For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

Guantanamera - Pete Seeger

This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie

Joe Hill - various folk artists

L'Interationale - Pottier/Degeyter

Give Ireland Back to the Irish - Paul McCartney  Big grin

I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die - Country Joe and the Fish  Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: JetService
Posted 2002-02-13 05:38:15 and read 1054 times.

Cars - Gary US Bonds

I was totaly against cars until I heard this one. Then I respected them and even got laid in one. Now I can safely say I will forever own a car.

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: Ukair
Posted 2002-02-13 05:50:39 and read 1043 times.


American Pie - Don Maclean

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: Confuscius
Posted 2002-02-13 05:59:55 and read 1037 times.

Almost forgot these:

Anarchy In The UK - Sex Pistols
God Save The Queen - Sex Pistols
I'm So Bored With The U.S.A. - The Clash
 Big thumbs up


Weekend in New England - Barry Manilow  Big grin
 Big grin

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: RealHigh
Posted 2002-02-13 06:03:51 and read 1037 times.

I am afraid of Americans - David Bowie

Back In the USSR - The Beatles

Topic: Giving Up Anything For Lent?
Username: Confuscius
Posted 2002-02-13 06:16:58 and read 1033 times.

What will you give up for Lent?

I will try to avoid adult sites on the net. I know it'll be difficult that's why I think it's a worthy sacrifice for Lent.

Topic: Ooops!
Username: Confuscius
Posted 2002-02-13 06:18:24 and read 1030 times.

huh?  Confused

It's suppose to be a new topic! Embarrassment

 Big grin

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: KaiTakFan
Posted 2002-02-13 07:10:13 and read 1022 times.

Bullet The Blue Sky- U2.

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: 4holer
Posted 2002-02-13 15:42:43 and read 1003 times.

U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
U2 - Pride (In the Name of Love)

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: Mcdougald
Posted 2002-02-13 16:40:59 and read 995 times.

Sometimes you get songs that seem to mark a turning point. 'Toy Soldiers' in 1989, which almost sounded like some kind of funeral march, seemed to mark the end of '80s optimism and the beginning of our descent into the '90s malaise. 'Ordinary World' in about 1992-93 marked the bottoming out (as did movies like 'Life Stinks' and 'Falling Down'). 'All I Want To Do Is Have Some Fun' in 1996 marked a restoration of optimism as the economy began to recover.

Incidentally, there was one song from the late '80s called 'American Dream' that seemed almost like a political prophecy for the '90s:

I used to see you on every T.V.
Your smiling face looked back at me.
Then they caught you with the girl next door,
People's money piled on the floor,
Accusations that you try to deny,
Revelations and rumors begin to fly.


Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: Banco
Posted 2002-02-13 17:33:23 and read 982 times.

It wasn't big hit here in the UK, it may have been in the States, but one song I heard a few years ago had the "Wow!" factor in terms of its lyrics for me. It was called "Television" and was a sort of rap song, although a bit difficult to categorise. I can't remember who it was by (if anyone knows, please tell me), but the sentiment was devastating in its critique of the medium.

Guaranteed not to be promoted by MTV.

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: Ryanb741
Posted 2002-02-13 17:40:35 and read 979 times.

'Barbie Girl' - Aqua


 Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: Aviatsiya
Posted 2002-02-13 18:12:19 and read 975 times.

"The Hurriance" - Bob Dylan

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: Polaris
Posted 2002-02-15 01:11:31 and read 957 times.

"Please Don't Sell Nova Scotia" - Anne Murray

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: Bernard Shakey
Posted 2002-02-15 01:13:58 and read 956 times.

Safety Dance - Men Without Hats

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: FSPilot747
Posted 2002-02-15 01:42:10 and read 950 times.

Sunday Bloody Sunday, U2.

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: KROC
Posted 2002-02-15 01:48:03 and read 946 times.

I actually agree with RealHigh.

"By the Time I Get to Arizona" - Public Enemy

What in the blue hell does Don MacLean's "American Pie" have to do with politics??

Topic: RE: The Most Politically Important Songs
Username: Lowsonboy
Posted 2002-02-15 02:57:59 and read 938 times.

Most songs by Rage Against The Machine - may not be considered as "important" but almost all make some kind of very relevant political statement.


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