Countdown of the top 20 political songs

It’s widely known the power of artists when it comes to make an impact on the population and society in general.


Musicians have been involved with politics and social matters for a long time, and they have been using their artistic efforts to get their social or political point across.


Newstatesman.com has released a list of the best political songs in history. Check them out:


1. Woody Guthrie – This Land Is Your Land
2. The Special AKA – Free Nelson Mandela
3. Bob Dylan – The Times They are a-Changin’
4. Billie Holiday – Strange Fruit
5. Claude de Lisle – La Marseillaise
6. U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
7. Eugene Pottier – The Internationale
8. Robert Wyatt/Elvis Costello – Shipbuilding
9. Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen
10. William Blake – Jerusalem
11. The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
12. Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name
13. Tracy Chapman – Talkin’ ’bout a Revolution
14. Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam
15. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On?
16. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
17. Bob Marley – Redemption Song
18. John Lennon – Imagine
19. Pete Seeger – Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
20. Tom Robinson – Glad to Be Gay


 



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