8 Greatest Political Songs

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Political songs reflect a finger pointing art. Not only are they enduring, but have become a symbol for protests.

Here is a list of 8 greatest political songs of all time.

8. A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke (1963)

Before the Civil Rights Movement had actually begun, Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” inspired Sam Cooke to release a song against segregation in the same year.

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  • Bear

    Where are the great protest singers of the 60’s that made protest music what it was? Other than Dylan they’re not here…Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Peter,Paul and Mary, Dave Von Ronck, Joan Baez…nobody wrote more or better political songs than Phil Ochs.

  • alrotundo

    Ball of Confusion by the Temptations

  • Chad Edwards

    Not impressed with the list…. Bob Dylan – meh. Those who think he was a lyrical genius, need to expand their horizons.

  • Shawn Escue

    I can’t believe you didn’t mention Journey! Steve Perry gave them superstar status when he came onboard.

  • Guest

    Deep Purple? Rod Evans, next ian Gillan, then David Coverdale.

  • jryd97

    Shouldn’t at least one of these been “Anything by Rage Against the Machine” ?

  • ImNotTheWalrus

    Fortunate Son
    are on the list or throw the list away